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

Sorry two conversations, 001 is in Virginia and a race version. 003 is in Sydney and standard issue Holland Swan.
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Took one transatlantic a couple of years ago and sailed her up from St Lucia last spring. Very nice boat and handled all the weather we got like a champ. I found her very livable offshore with just three guys aboard, and a little tight with four. Fun, well-mannered boat to drive, too.
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

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Took one transatlantic a couple of years ago and sailed her up from St Lucia last spring. Very nice boat and handled all the weather we got like a champ. I found her very livable offshore with just three guys aboard, and a little tight with four. Fun, well-mannered boat to drive, too.
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

They are not really known in Finland for building unseaworthy boats. Have you read about The Swan 41 that recently made it across the Tasman by herself after been abandoned. Five months at sea, now being refitted in Sydney.

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

Hello jtscranton,
How is the refit on your boat going? I was interested in this boat last year and spoke with Robert about it.
Any chance of seeing some photos?

I own hull #7, a 1981 S-42. Got rid of the teak decks and the wood sliding foredeck hatch when I purchased the boat.
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

What did you replace the forehatch with?? 42/003, January 1981
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

I retained the original cambered plexi and had an aluminum frame and hinges made and had it anodized. The original deck flange is used and the flat rubber gasket is glued to the plexi. Opens forward and is a very good scoop for the breeze. Very watertight.
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Am currently trying to source the 15mm acrylic in Australia to rebuild the fore and companionway hatches, not much around in Australia these days. Clear is easy but tint is difficult.
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

My panel may need to be replaced soon as it's original. As I usually have a tender on deck during passages, and a sun cover the rest of the time, having this panel be an acrylic isn't that worthwhile in the Caribbean. May replace with aluminum or composite. Would also be stronger then too. My fo'c'sle is sail & gear storage with a work bench, not a cabin.
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Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Would it be woth considering an informal register of Holland deigned Swans? RH was an inspired designer at an interesting moment in Yacht design. If the S&S owners can do it why not others.
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