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About Swanno

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  • Birthday 08/29/1984

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    Perth, Western Australia
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    Fishing, camping

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  1. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Thanks to the contact details. Spoke to He current owner today who has had it in the shed for 8 years after bending the rudder at 90 degrees when doing 25 knots. Where's that poo emoji! added a layer of glass on the outside of the hull and added a wheel. Thoughts of a fin a bulb rather than the abomination that was there after her life at Hobson bay. He is heading overseas for a few months and will send me some pics once he is back. Cheers once again.
  2. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Awesomely. Do you happen to know the current owners? I would love to have a chat.
  3. Swanno

    Oh well, Collingwood lose, again

    You bloody beauty! Anyone know the address for Robert Walls? I have a steaming pile of his opinion that I need to get to him.
  4. Swanno

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Certainly going to be better prepared than ever before, reducing the need to take gambles.
  5. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Ah, ok, I figured it was an open listing. I guess the insurance company has made the decision for him.
  6. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Happily corrected regarding the record. She had been for sale since the mid/early 2000's. Not sure how seriously though it didn't stop the boat racing fairly hard. The last Bali race was an all out attempt so it was good to see the boat take home a haul of silverware.
  7. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Garth, the owner over here, had done a lot of work on the boat over the years and last year, the boat won the Freo to Bali race, and I believe that she has broken and still holds the Darwin to Ambon record. When the alum stick went, a lot of carbon and glass was added to stiffen the boat and it seemed to work a treat. She had done tens of thousands of miles over here but has been for a sale for a very long time.
  8. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Perhaps a few memories from you Victorians though Walk on the Wild Side fell off a cradle during a perticularly nasty squall (60+ knots) a couple of months back. Insurance has written the boat off even with what looks to be very repairable damage so it is sad to see the end of the boat, well this edition of the boat.
  9. Yep, Farr 47 or 50 I think. renamed Knee Deep once it came across the ditch.
  10. Swanno

    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    How long until the boat shows up on a new "I got a cheap boat" thread Glad there were no injuries.
  11. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Pretty sure it isn't in Fremantle
  12. I'll put my hand up for the West Aus option
  13. Swanno

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    How did that sneak in
  14. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    It is a push! I posted back in 2007 and a few people had some leads though the boat builder in Warrnambool is an unknown. There was a Fiberglass mob that has some boats in the backyard on Google Maps but they went under a few years back. I was able to use street view to see a bit more of one of them though it doesn't have a plumb bow. The photo above gave me a smile on the train this morning, funnily enough as I was going past the newer (but still 30) version
  15. Swanno

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    The boat would have been over there then as the blue boat was launched in 88 after a 4 year build.