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Old 10-22-2015, 02:40 AM   #1
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Nice Halvorsens

Hi All thought I would share these photo's I took of some Halvorsens off Sydney early one morning
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:55 AM   #2
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Nice. Very nice.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:42 PM   #3
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Lovely classics...

Wouldn't like to do the varnishing though!
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:12 PM   #4
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Rusty,
Varnishing is fun. It's the sanding to not like.

Most look like slicers. I like the sun visor on #2.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:32 PM   #5
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Great pics. 2&3 are typical of boats which could have been in Halvorsens large charter fleet during their heyday. It is a joy to see these boats out on the water in regular use by enthusiast owners.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:06 AM   #6
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Another great Halvorsen

this one belongs to a friend of mine, she is 51 feet in length.
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this one belongs to a friend of mine, she is 51 feet in length.
Wow! And how long is the boat?

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Old 03-15-2016, 05:14 AM   #9
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One Halvorsen in a life time is two too many O the stories O the upkeep O the $$$
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One Halvorsen in a life time is two too many O the stories O the upkeep O the $$$
I will put that post down to all the hot weather we have been having.

A couple of pics of a Halvorsen lower helm station
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I will put that post down to all the hot weather we have been having.

A couple of pics of a Halvorsen lower helm station

Andy have you ever owned a Halvo ?
Our second boat was a timber Halvorsen I dont remember a month go by without putting more money into a black hole. They are a lovely boat but not for the faint hearted . After 4 years and $$$$$ we got less than 1/2 what we put into her including purchase price .


God bless fiberglass
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Let`s distinguish between a wooden Halvorsen and a fibreglass Halvorsen Island Gypsy. As an IG owner,I admire wooden Halvorsens and the resolve of their owners in maintaining them, but I have no plan to own one.
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Let`s distinguish between a wooden Halvorsen and a fibreglass Halvorsen Island Gypsy. As an IG owner,I admire wooden Halvorsens and the resolve of their owners in maintaining them, but I have no plan to own one.


Well there a argument at the wooden boat show a Halvorsen inst a
Halvorsen if it isn't timber .
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Well there a argument at the wooden boat show a Halvorsen inst a
Halvorsen if it isn't timber .
I don`t doubt that. The Halvorsen Club would only accept us as "associate" members, prohibiting us rafting up at events, though we could anchor "nearby". We passed on joining.
Our boat was designed by Harvey Halvorsen and built by Kong & Halvorsen. It is interchangeably referred to by the boating fraternity as a Halvorsen, and as an Island Gypsy.
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Andy have you ever owned a Halvo ?
Our second boat was a timber Halvorsen I dont remember a month go by without putting more money into a black hole. They are a lovely boat but not for the faint hearted . After 4 years and $$$$$ we got less than 1/2 what we put into her including purchase price .


God bless fiberglass
Gaston, to answer your question, no I have never owned a Halvo, though did come close once , couldn't agree on price. Still & all it would be a sad day if the intrepid woodies out there were left to rot away leaving us with nothing but the fiberglass replicas to admire.

BTW my first glass boat was a similar experience to your Halvo, so it is not just the wood that can do you down.

Bruce: I agree, in my experience we IG owners are very much seen as the poorer cousin, illegitimate at that.
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The annual wooden boat show at RMYC (October?)features plenty of wooden Halvos. The every second year Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is on 15-17 April at Darling Harbour/Cockle Bay,Sydney. Free entry,it featured many Halvos last time, and for a couple of $ we had a 1 hour cruise on the historic steam launch Lady Hopetoun.
I have good, though slightly nervous(petrol/gas engines) memories of chartering Halvos from Halvorsen at Bobbin Head, so it`s good to see the well kept examples of enthusiastic owners. Some of these boats were built in the 1950s,some may be earlier, keeping them nice is no easy or inexpensive task, I applaud the owners.
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this one belongs to a friend of mine, she is 51 feet in length.
That boat looks spec-friggin'-tacular! Is there one on the market that would allow shots of the interior? Liberty, I thought your boat was the ultimate...but I think you risk being displaced! What a beaut!
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That boat looks spec-friggin'-tacular! Is there one on the market that would allow shots of the interior? Liberty, I thought your boat was the ultimate...but I think you risk being displaced! What a beaut!

Hi Flywright,

both Liberty and Diversion were built at the same time, by Halvorsen in Hong Kong. The interior although a different lay out to Liberty , is mostly the same details etc. Biggest differences are , the sheer on the lines, Liberty's are flatter by about 10 inches at the bow, I have to admit Diversions sweep in the bow is very sweet to look at. The other major difference is the Enclosed Bridge on Diversion , versus the the open larger bridge on Liberty. The engines are also different Liberty having the larger 3406 cats at 540 hp a side and 14.6 litre displacement, and Diversion having the smaller 3208 cats. Both vessels are fibreglass, Diversion 51 feet and Liberty 56 feet. There are a few others kicking around based on this hull also.

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Hi Flywright,

both Liberty and Diversion were built at the same time, by Halvorsen in Hong Kong. The interior although a different lay out to Liberty , is mostly the same details etc. Biggest differences are , the sheer on the lines, Liberty's are flatter by about 10 inches at the bow, I have to admit Diversions sweep in the bow is very sweet to look at. The other major difference is the Enclosed Bridge on Diversion , versus the the open larger bridge on Liberty. The engines are also different Liberty having the larger 3406 cats at 540 hp a side and 14.6 litre displacement, and Diversion having the smaller 3208 cats. Both vessels are fibreglass, Diversion 51 feet and Liberty 56 feet. There are a few others kicking around based on this hull also.

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Well, I'll be! I didn't know you two were related! You have a beautiful sister!
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If I see at a distance what could be a Halvorsen, I look at the bow,and for the teak nameboards on the FB sides. Both are distinctive identifiers.
How do we get Diversion to join TF?
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