Sea Swing with Optimus 45

Discussion in 'Optimus No:45' started by Scott Abbott, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Scott Abbott United States

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    I am the proud owner of a (new to me) Sea Swing with Optimus 45 (trying to confirm here that claim and the circa). I am intent on using this as my main galley tool while underway. I would like to find a mounting gimbal plate that is missing from the swing, and to locate directions for operating the stove. I assume this is the kero version?

    I assume I need to get a rebuild kit? From where? What is the best way to get this baby working again and reliable? Cleaning method for burner etc.? Best polish?

    Many thanks,
    Scott

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    Ed Winskill United States Subscriber

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    Kero, yes. Much info here. Search on sea swing. Others will be along with useful lore.

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  5. Scott Abbott United States

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    Thanks so much Kerofile! I will start my homework & research. Thanks so much for helping with parts I need. Attached is my humble boat it is going in; preparing for Bermuda trip in 2020. Swing & stove will get used for their intended purpose. Guess I will need a mounting base made if I can’t find one out there somewhere.

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    Lovely boat, the stove will be right at home!
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    z1ulike United States SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Nice boat at @Scott Abbott. 40 years ago I sailed for a month with a friend of my who was headed to Australia. He had a sea swing on the boat and it worked well under sail and heeled over on our way to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. If you can find the base I think you're going to really like it. It's nice to have a hot cup when you've got the night watch.

    Ben