Launched 1982
Owner Jeff Robinson
Purchased 2004
Configuration Single spreader
Berthed Darwin
Sail Number
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Swarbrick Bros
Hull Number 108
Fit Out Central engine, Yanmar 3GM over keel
Previous Owners Original owner probably Luke Aliphon if Jeff’s history is correct.
Previous Names Iron Maiden, then Margaret Sybil

The Yacht’s Story

email from Jeff Robinson in Dec 2009:

My name is Jeff and I own and live on an S&S34 in Darwin. I had a stroke in 2002 and bought the yacht in 2004 with hopes of sailing away. Been living on it on and off since and seldom sail. Reality tells me to sell it but still reluctant so considering as it is unlikely that I will use it as intended.

Brief description:

Built in 82 by Swarbrick’s but can’t find a hull no. Fitted out in Sydney I think.
Was once called “Iron Maiden”, then “Margaret Sybil”, now “Mayhem” after my grandkids.
Tall rig with single spreader
Wheel steering with bimini.
Hydraulic backstay
8 Barlow winches
Autohelm pilot
Icom VHF
Garmin and Raytheon GPS
Furlex twin track furler
3 x 35lb+ anchors with chain and rope rodes, not
anchor winch
Around 7 near new sails. No 2 main well worn,
others near new
Yanmar 3GM over keel
12/240 Eutectic fridge by Refridgeration Research,
now Ozefridge.
SS gas stove
Jabsco toilet
New upholstery
Full set shade covers

I have an old survey done at RQYS manley QLD in 1998. the boat was then called “Iron Maiden”with claimed construction date 1983. Dont have then owner’s name but believe he worked in WA mining industry. Have searched transom for a hull number to no avail. I have a feeling it may have been fitted out by Maybrook Marine in Sydney but have no
evidence. Measured all sails last year but lost all data when my PC had a haemorrhage. Measured the mast today, P = 10.65m to masthead sheave, I = 11.75m. This is consistent with recalled measurement of No 2 jib luff of 12m.

Regards, Jeff  Robinson

One thought on “Mayhem

  1. Hi Jeff

    I hope your health has picked up, I am in the market to try and find a suitable S&S 34 and just read above you may want to sell. Drop me a line or give me a call on 0428 210 922

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