Hiya Banjo! That photo brings back happy memories, thank you.
Sadly we launched the MPS a few months back and it promptly tore in half, just too old and too worn to be worth repairing. Have to start saving the $$$ for a new one then it's off to SVTotem to have it made.
Great photos and a fine vessel. We will keep an eye out for Swansons for sale over the next 6 months. We have a beautiful boat already, but now with a little one (9month old) on board we are suddenly short a extra cabin. There’s a lot I like about the Swanson design so it’s a good next choice for us.
So you’re in SA glow? We are sailed around from garden island to Sydney a few yeArs back and are now in yamba, Nth NSW.
Thanks for the pics. Would love to see a vid if you find a way of posting it.
I never understood the logic of using cheapplywood with the ability to shop around so easily on the internet today. I quickly found on Gumtree (our craigslist) 12mm marine ply for $50 a sheet and 12mm hardwood plywood for $35 a sheet. Thats without even asking for a discount if you purchased a large amount of plywood. So using cheap pine plywood with its knots and voids is hardly worth the hassle in my opinion.
But I have surveyed boats with pine plywood decks and some do seem to last and then other times the decks are rotten as.
I was on a nice Swanson 42 today in Tin Can Bay. The interior was well built and it really feels like a little ship when you step down below