|Central engine, Yanmar 3GM over keel
|Original owner probably Luke Aliphon if Jeff’s history is correct.
|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.
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.
8 Barlow winches
Garmin and Raytheon GPS
Furlex twin track furler
3 x 35lb+ anchors with chain and rope rodes, not
Around 7 near new sails. No 2 main well worn,
others near new
Yanmar 3GM over keel
12/240 Eutectic fridge by Refridgeration Research,
SS gas stove
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