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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

John, herewith 3 pulpit photo's. I can provide some dimensions if you let me know what you want. As you will note the steel is a little bent in places, 30 years of action.

I think as junior members we are barred from exchanging email addresses for a while, anti spam or something. I think I/we can perhaps apply to each other to be "friends" that might circumvent the problem.

No doubt doing what you are you must be aware of the rebuild of "Flirt of Paget", another very close relative of the S42. Is your boat a Swan build or a one off. We built a boat in NZ in 80>82 so were very aware of the IOR success of Holland at that time.

I think the Holland period at Nautor is rather underrated by some, perhaps the fans of S&S and Freres. The boats, at least externally, were a dramatic departure, definitely a more brutal elegance than past or future.

Let me know if there is anything else I can provide, we have a comprehensive set of drawing from Nautor and Holland Design.
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