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12-28-2012 01:13 PM
Finnmark
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Thank you James! Very helpful. Can't remember if I mentioned it, but as I sail offshore often with this boat, and it does extremely well in the big stuff, the leaky companionway is it's Achilles heel (now that I've ditched the wood sliding hatch on the fore deck and cured the babystay leak issue). Not even worth attempting to restore the interior varnish work around the area until it's resolved.
I am ordering an aluminum sliding hatch that seals when closed to fit.
12-27-2012 07:51 PM
jamesjle
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Hatch dimensions as follows;

Internal teak opening.

Length to inner side of S/S washboard retainer, 692mm, 27.24"
Across 590mm, 23.22"

External fiberglass slot, Wide, 700mm, 27.55"
Long 700mm, 27.55"

Outer edge tufnel slide, wide 670mm, 26.37"

Acrylic hatch Long 760mm, 29.92"
Wide 720mm, 28.34"
Thick 15mm, .59"
12-27-2012 06:56 AM
jamesjle
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Bon, demain.
12-27-2012 04:51 AM
Finnmark
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Thanks for the reply. Hope you had a nice Holiday! What I need are he dimensions of the opening: fore&aft from inside the teak (fwd) and to the inside of the stainless parts that hold the washboard. Athwart: inside the teak verticle trim (that the acrylic slides on). Thanks!
12-27-2012 02:04 AM
jamesjle
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Sorry for the delay on this I have been away from the boat. Its not quite clear to me, do you want the size of the actual hatch, IE acrylic sheet plus add ons
or do you want the internal size of the companionway hatch opening plus slide
dimensions.
12-14-2012 04:57 AM
Finnmark
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Fore & aft from the fwd vertical teak face to the back side of the ss plate that keeps the washboard, and athwart; from inside both vertical teak faces (1 measurement) and also between the 2 vertical GRP surfaces outboard of the track that the acrylic hatch slides on (2nd measurement). This 2nd measurement would be slightly more then the width of the acrylic hatch glass. Many thanks for this!!
12-14-2012 02:45 AM
jamesjle
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

If you are interested in the sliding acrylic version on a 1981 42, Yes. Which
particular dimensions?
12-14-2012 02:16 AM
Finnmark
Re: Swan 42 - Ron Holland Design - 1980-1985

Would anyone be able to forward the dimensions of the top opening of the companionway hatch on a pre 1985 Swan 42? Thanks.
Finnmark
12-09-2012 01:42 AM
jamesjle
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.
12-07-2012 07:25 AM
Finnmark
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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