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  1. Hi I am the owner of Morning Gold and my email has changed to the above.

    The new web site is better and I hope that the discussion forum becomes a bit more active.
    I did send some photos through (perhaps the wrong way) to give some people a few ideas on making the wheel steered boats more comfortable for cruising.

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to invite members to send photos on how they have modified and/or improved their boats from the original layout.

    Cheers John and good luck with the new site.

    • Thanks John,

      Your new email address was all in capitals – is this correct? I too would like a bit more traffic on the Forum as if nothing happens people stop looking at it. It is hosted externally to the website using different software, the website button is a link to this. You should be able to post photos, but only if they are below a certain size (ie not high res), the limit is listed on the Forum. If you have any high res photos you would like me to display on the website, please email them to me. At present there are som issues with getting photos to display on the new website but I am hopeful we will have this fixed shortly.

      Regards, Simon

  2. Just completed a competent crew course on a s&s 34… Am keen to buy one. Am looking at a 1984 model.

    Is there specific things I should ask the surveyor to spend extra attention to?

    Best regards,

    Andy, Melbourne….the boat I am looking at is in Newcastle, Australia.

    • Dear Andy,
      There are a few things, although they are things common to most older yachts. If you email me direct via the contact button on the website I can reply in more detail, if you tell me which boat it is I may be able to give a bit more info (although I probably won’t have personally seen it). They are generally tough, well designed and well built boats.
      Regards, Simon

  3. Hi the S&S 34 custom built for Jamie Dunross to complete a solo circumnavigation of Australia is available for sale.
    Over $500,000 was spent customising this vessel and is available for $130,000
    The boat was sold to a Sydney buyer who tragically had a fatal accident 1 week before taking delivery of the boat.
    If any of your readers are interested that can contact myself on 0418444747 or rob@apexassetgroup.com.au.

  4. Been off work through illness for 9 months and was bored, so I typed in s&s 34 and bingo. I was directed to your site which I will subscribe to when back at work and can afford it. I sailed Morning Glory for some 15 years, what a boat, unbelievable, the single most seaworthy yacht ever designed, yes she was neglected and the owner at the time was a Pembrokeshire farmer who was struggling with matters agricultural and Glory(his pride and joy) had to come further down the list. Would point like a dinghy and run like a cheetah, what a yacht, simply the best.

    • Hello William, just read your post from July this year and was impressed by your enthusiasm for this wonderful design. I hope that you are recovering well and things are looking up for you. We look forward to you joining us some day soon,

      Caroline Michelides
      S&S 34 Miss Cath

  5. Dear Simon

    I am not sure if this is the correct site for the following information, if not I apologise and request guidance to the right area.
    My wife Earla and I own Eucalypt, penned here at FSC. We recently had a hard dodger fabricated and installed and were wondering if any other S&S 34 owners were considering the same? If so, the cost of the template could be shared, thereby reducing the overall cost. As a consequence of the latest installation we now have a fold away dodger surplus to requirements, that we would like to sell.
    Kind regards
    Matt Young

    • Dear Matt,
      Thanks for contacting me. I would be happy to put an ad on the website, both for the fold away dodger and for the rights to use the hard dodger template. It is something that comes up from time to time, although I think people might differ in their ideas as to what constitutes the ideal. Some photos would be helpful. I could put something on the technical section as well with your contact details so people can access it that way. If you wanted to write a short bit on how it was done and what it’s features are that would also help give the picture. you can email me direct if you wish (under “contacts”)
      Regards, Simon

  6. Hello.

    I have recently purchased S&S 34 Morning Cloud from Bob Van der Wilt.
    and I am the very proud new owner of this wonderful boat.

    She is lying in South Holland but my brother and I
    plan to set sail soon and bring her to a new home, in Conway, North Wales .

    Regards

    Peter Darwin Merseyside U.K.

  7. Simon,
    I sold Morning Melody about a year ago to a really nice kiwi bloke called Duncan Hill. He has MM now up at Mindarie and has tried to join the association on a couple of occasions. Somehow things have not happened and he would like to be contacted.. Please can you call him on 0407190201 . Really good guy and a passionate owner of the perfect yacht

    cheers
    Bruce
    (living in down town picton, Marlborough sounds, Nz)
    got a new boat but its not the same

    • Thanks Bruce,
      Glad to hear things are going Ok in NZ, it’s a great place (but a bit short of S&S 34s!). I will ring Duncan next week, thanks for letting me know.
      Regards, Simon

  8. We are about to replace the old Volvo Penta 2002 18 H.P. engine for a new Volvo D1-20.unit .

    The gearbox comes with 2 ratios ….2.14:1 and 2.63:1 Has anyone fitted one of these at anytime.

    Not sure what ratio to get . Also cant be sure of the prop details . Its a 16″ but cant tell what the
    pitch is.

    Anyone any Ideas please.

    Peter Darwin
    S&S 34 Morning Cloud

  9. Hi – there is a boat up for sale in Netherlands called Toermalijn that says she is S&S 34 but she is not listed on your directory. Is the directory fully complete and does anyone know anything about this boat?

    • The Directory is not complete, especially regarding European boats. We have details on most of the Australian ones (although sometimes out of date), we rely on owners notifying us of any movements. We have a list of boats built in Australia but not the UK, so can only list boats at the request of the owner. It is likely that there are several dozen S&S 34s in Europe not listed in the Directory. Likewise, unless the owner is a member, we only have the details and contacts listed on the website.
      Regards, Simon

  10. Hi Simon
    I have owned Morning Melody for about three years now ,you thank you for all your lnput into the association I have a bit more work to do on her before a repainted but I would like to know her original colours I no she is white and red but the true colours including the light brown top side would be nice to know because she still is very original . Hope you can help.

    • Dear Duncan,

      Sorry for the delay in replying. The register I have lists the colours as “red/white”. I am not sure of the interpretation of this, usually the hull colour is listed first so perhaps it means “red hull/white topsides”. you might get some idea by some careful scraping/sanding.
      regards, Simon

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