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Old 19-04-2016, 04:31   #1
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Hi I was just wondering if any Defiance 30 owners would be interested in starting a group to exchange stories, ideas and pics of the boats.
Mine was built by Jack Savage in Melbourne who made the moulds but I know boats were also built in Tasmania and I think Brisbane.

Anyhow drop me a line if interested.

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Old 31-05-2016, 00:05   #2
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Re: SS Defiance 30 Australian built

Hi Gregor,

I'd be interested. I've got a 96 Defiance 30 that came over from Queensland. I haven't seen another in Perth or Western Australia for that matter. I race it occasionally but i'm looking to fit extra solar panels and a Bimini and do more cruising on it. A forum would be great for swapping race set up tips and modification tips.

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Re: SS Defiance 30 Australian built

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Hi I was just wondering if any Defiance 30 owners would be interested in starting a group to exchange stories, ideas and pics of the boats.
Mine was built by Jack Savage in Melbourne who made the moulds but I know boats were also built in Tasmania and I think Brisbane.

Anyhow drop me a line if interested.

Beers & Cheers

Gregor
Not wishing to nit pick, but.... Jack Savage got hold of the specs/design/offsets for SS30 and went to the Swanson Bros in Gosford, NSW to get a mould made.
Swansons made a couple of timber prototypes for savage. One of them was used as the plug for the mould made by swansons. Obviously several moulds were made....boats produced were the swanson 30, ss30 by Swarbricks in Fremantle, and the defiance 30 by Savage. All the same hull design. Savage fiddled with the deck/coach house design, and produced some great designs. Right up to recent times.

In those days boatbuilders collaborated, and there was extensive cooperation between the three builders mentioned.

Nice boat, I have sailed on one briefly, a Swanson 30.

Lee

PS I think there is an owners group somewhere.
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Re: SS Defiance 30 Australian built

Hi, I'd be keen. I'm in the process of obtaining a D30 that lies in Paynesville, Spinola Bay, built 1997 and has spent her life so far cruising the Gippsland lakes. Heading down there tomorrow to take her out for a test sail. I'm also looking for a bit more info about these boats, plans, official specifications etc, as they seem to have "evolved" from the lines of an earlier S&S design. The one I'm looking at is a so-called wide-hulled version, so I don't see how it can be exactly the same lines...

I would definitely be interested in sharing ideas about fitting out, rigging etc, and of course any info about plans, specs, history, and an owners association if there is one.

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