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Created by Ramona 6 months ago, 19 Jun 2018
Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
19 Jun 2018 8:29AM
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This is rather sad to see. Must be a story behind this one. Name sounds familiar. Needs a bit of teak scarfed in on a bit of the gunwale. "Soft" spot inside the windows but an easy boat to tidy up. Yanmar looks reasonable. Encapsulated lead keel in a fibreglass hull.


www.graysonline.com/lot/0001-5035102/boats-marine-and-aircraft/swanson-9-7m-sail-vessel-joie-de-vie-jf562n

MorningBird
NSW, 2049 posts
19 Jun 2018 8:52AM
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Chris Sinclair has one. I sailed it to and from Pittwater years ago.
The Swanson 32 has a timber core deck which is a well known weakness often requiring a complete new deck. I suspect this one is good for scrap and why it is on Grays.

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
19 Jun 2018 9:20AM
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Chris Sinclair has one. I sailed it to and from Pittwater years ago.
The Swanson 32 has a timber core deck which is a well known weakness often requiring a complete new deck. I suspect this one is good for scrap and why it is on Grays.


They vary a lot. Some have full fibreglass cabin and decks. The early ones had fibreglass bubble cabins and plywood decks some with laid decks on the ply. I nearly bought one with a bubble cabin and beech decks years ago. This one has a plywood cabin and decks. More than 50% were built from hull kits where the owners either fitted out bare hulls or hired the moulds and did the lay up themselves. There is one near me for sale with full fibreglass decks and a stretched bubble cabin for 20 grand. Similar condition almost.

EC31
NSW, 354 posts
19 Jun 2018 1:27PM
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Engine looks to be a Yanmar 3GMD 20hp, so probably dates from the early 80's. Solid engines, but I suspect it may be past the point of a rebuild.

MagicCarpet4
20 posts
20 Jun 2018 10:49AM
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Hi Romona, That's a bit harsh, I wouldn't say similar. The interior of mine is in a lot better condition than the one advertised. Top sides do not the have gunwale stip broken and hanging off the side and my BUKH 20 doesn't look like it has been used as a mooring prior to installation. Admittedly it does need a bottom scrub and the topsides/cockpit need sanding and a new coat of paint though.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1984-SWANSON-32/SSE-AD-5312389

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
20 Jun 2018 6:18PM
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Hi Romona, That's a bit harsh, I wouldn't say similar. The interior of mine is in a lot better condition than the one advertised. Top sides do not the have gunwale stip broken and hanging off the side and my BUKH 20 doesn't look like it has been used as a mooring prior to installation. Admittedly it does need a bottom scrub and the topsides/cockpit need sanding and a new coat of paint though.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1984-SWANSON-32/SSE-AD-5312389


That is a lovely boat Stuart. You forgot to mention the mainsail is brand new. The sugar scoop is also a good selling point! The one the MSB is selling is showing signs of neglect and I'm a little suspicious of the stain around the cockpit. The engine has some rust but at least it's a modern Yanmar and not the horizontal Yanmar that seems to be common in early Swanson 32's. The winch layout, lazyjacks and stack pack, furler etc indicates to me it's been someones pride and joy at some time and would cost very little to make into a coastal cruiser again.

lydia
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20 Jun 2018 6:16PM
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MagicCarpet4 said..
Hi Romona, That's a bit harsh, I wouldn't say similar. The interior of mine is in a lot better condition than the one advertised. Top sides do not the have gunwale stip broken and hanging off the side and my BUKH 20 doesn't look like it has been used as a mooring prior to installation. Admittedly it does need a bottom scrub and the topsides/cockpit need sanding and a new coat of paint though.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1984-SWANSON-32/SSE-AD-5312389


What was that one before it was Magic Carpet?
Any idea.

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
21 Jun 2018 8:49AM
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lydia said..

MagicCarpet4 said..
Hi Romona, That's a bit harsh, I wouldn't say similar. The interior of mine is in a lot better condition than the one advertised. Top sides do not the have gunwale stip broken and hanging off the side and my BUKH 20 doesn't look like it has been used as a mooring prior to installation. Admittedly it does need a bottom scrub and the topsides/cockpit need sanding and a new coat of paint though.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1984-SWANSON-32/SSE-AD-5312389



What was that one before it was Magic Carpet?
Any idea.


It's been here for a few years now. when it arrived it was called Magic Carpet.

MagicCarpet4
20 posts
21 Jun 2018 7:01AM
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I understand from the previous owner it was from Lake Maquarie. I was told the owner past away and his wife sold it after a recon engine was fitted. He didn't mention a name change when I purchased it.

jbear
NSW, 59 posts
21 Jun 2018 5:21PM
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Swansons original design had Oregon laminated deck beams with ply dynal sheathed as the deck .
the problem wasn't the deck structure ,it was when holes where drilled through the deck and the holes weren't sealed properly water would enter the laminate and that was the start of the problem with rot
Swanson also liked oregon masts ?

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
22 Jun 2018 8:53AM
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This Swanson is up to $3109 with 11 hours to go! Still going to be a steal for someone.

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
23 Jun 2018 8:56AM
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$9209. Still a gift at that!

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 6:14PM
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MagicCarpet4 said..
Hi Romona, That's a bit harsh, I wouldn't say similar. The interior of mine is in a lot better condition than the one advertised. Top sides do not the have gunwale stip broken and hanging off the side and my BUKH 20 doesn't look like it has been used as a mooring prior to installation. Admittedly it does need a bottom scrub and the topsides/cockpit need sanding and a new coat of paint though.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1984-SWANSON-32/SSE-AD-5312389


Gave Magic Carpet a bottom scrub this afternoon so the new owner can sail her down to Batemans Bay. Good coverage of shell all over and a few clumps of cungevoi the size of 2 gallon buckets! Hard yackka for an old bloke in deep water. Should have moved in close to shore so I can stand on the bottom.
I had forgotten how nice that boat is inside Stuart. I have never seen any other Swanson 32 with that layout but that is really nice. He certainly got excellent value for money!

MagicCarpet4
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Monday , 14 Jan 2019 9:37AM
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MagicCarpet4 said..
Hi Romona, That's a bit harsh, I wouldn't say similar. The interior of mine is in a lot better condition than the one advertised. Top sides do not the have gunwale stip broken and hanging off the side and my BUKH 20 doesn't look like it has been used as a mooring prior to installation. Admittedly it does need a bottom scrub and the topsides/cockpit need sanding and a new coat of paint though.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1984-SWANSON-32/SSE-AD-5312389




Gave Magic Carpet a bottom scrub this afternoon so the new owner can sail her down to Batemans Bay. Good coverage of shell all over and a few clumps of cungevoi the size of 2 gallon buckets! Hard yackka for an old bloke in deep water. Should have moved in close to shore so I can stand on the bottom.
I had forgotten how nice that boat is inside Stuart. I have never seen any other Swanson 32 with that layout but that is really nice. He certainly got excellent value for money!



I am sorry you were the one to have to give it a scrape Ramona. It was, I am embarressed to say a bit neglected of late. It is nice down below and I was more interested in it going to someone who would put in a bit of effort rather than top dollar. The new owner seemed to have the inclination and the time to bring her back to her best.

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 5:32PM
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Ramona said..



I am sorry you were the one to have to give it a scrape Ramona. It was, I am embarressed to say a bit neglected of late. It is nice down below and I was more interested in it going to someone who would put in a bit of effort rather than top dollar. The new owner seemed to have the inclination and the time to bring her back to her best.


Just helping out another ex navy bloke even though he was an ex communicator, could have been worst, might have been an ex greenie. Same old story, ex dibdab doing all the hard work!

LooseChange
NSW, 1837 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 6:21PM
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Just helping out another ex navy bloke even though he was an ex communicator, could have been worst, might have been an ex greenie. Same old story, ex dibdab doing all the hard work!


Is that the sound of a very small violin I hear playing in the background?

Datawiz
VIC, 455 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 7:03PM
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Ramona said..

MagicCarpet4 said..
Hi Romona, That's a bit harsh, I wouldn't say similar. The interior of mine is in a lot better condition than the one advertised. Top sides do not the have gunwale stip broken and hanging off the side and my BUKH 20 doesn't look like it has been used as a mooring prior to installation. Admittedly it does need a bottom scrub and the topsides/cockpit need sanding and a new coat of paint though.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1984-SWANSON-32/SSE-AD-5312389



Gave Magic Carpet a bottom scrub this afternoon so the new owner can sail her down to Batemans Bay. Good coverage of shell all over and a few clumps of cungevoi the size of 2 gallon buckets! Hard yackka for an old bloke in deep water. Should have moved in close to shore so I can stand on the bottom.
I had forgotten how nice that boat is inside Stuart. I have never seen any other Swanson 32 with that layout but that is really nice. He certainly got excellent value for money!


Ramona, "Should have moved in close to shore so I can stand on the bottom" - thanks for that gem!
All the time I've struggled with tethers etc and constantly finning, never thought of standing on the bottom
thanks allan

SandS
VIC, 5400 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 7:58PM
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great yacht ,ahead of its time design wise ........

Ramona
NSW, 4635 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 8:30AM
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Ramona said..

Ramona, "Should have moved in close to shore so I can stand on the bottom" - thanks for that gem!
All the time I've struggled with tethers etc and constantly finning, never thought of standing on the bottom
thanks allan


Allan, I would suggest moving your boat in close right at the bottom of the tide and doing the work then. As the tide comes in you have plenty of clearance and this avoids embarrassment!



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