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Old 12-25-2010, 03:36 PM   #141
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RE: "Roll Call" For Gourmet Cruisers and Island Gypsies

Welcome aboard Wayne!

I didn't know that Halvorsen built a 30' wide body. Hope you enjoy the site.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #142
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RE: "Roll Call" For Gourmet Cruisers and Island Gypsies

Happy New Year everyone. Sorry I haven't been active on the forum for a long while. Just haven't found the time to use my computer for anything that isn't work-related. Fortunately however, I have generally managed to reserve one day every weekend for boating with my family. Well that's not exactly true... my logbook shows 52 outings in each of 2008 and 2009, but only 40-something in 2010. ACL reconstructive surgery kept me off the water for a month as did a few weeks visiting family in Europe in the summer and over Christmas. I also did a bit of sailing towards the end of last year to keep my hand in the rag-bagging. Anyhoo, am back now from my Christmas break and look forward to some cruising planned for long weekends later in January and February.


That said, and at the risk of getting kicked off the board, I have a shocking thought that I feel compelled to share with you. I have long wanted for my kids to eventually get into sailing in a big way and, with our family of 5 quickly out-growing our boat when multi-day cruising, I am considering the possibility of buying a 40+ foot sailing boat. And that can't possibly happen unless someone wants to buy our "Beluga". I can't quite bring myself to post a classified ad just yet, but I figured I should at least let TF members know first that my highly spec'd 2008 special edition Halvo 34 is potentially available basis delivery in Hong Kong. Send me a private message if you our someone you know are genuinely interested.


In the meantime, we will enjoy our Beluga for as long as we've got her... and that might still be several more years. Here are some photos from our most recent cruises during Q4.


All the best,
Mark
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:16 AM   #143
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:51 AM   #144
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RE: "Roll Call" For Gourmet Cruisers and Island Gypsies

Mark:

It's great to see you on the "Forum" again. Hope your ACL is healed and up to hoisting the main and other sheets on a blow boat. (You wouldn't get power winches would you?)

If you haven't been accessing TrawlerForum regularly you must be surprised at its growth. Doug & John continue to build this into a World Class Forum. (Hint for John)

I can appreciate your desire to get your family on a sail boat as I think you learn more about seamanship as a "rag sailor" than you do skippering a "stink pot." (JMO)

I've followed your build of "Beluga" from its inception and when the time comes, someone is going to get a great boat!* You certainly have all the bells & whistles.

It's hard to believe how big the boys have grown! I can't imagine all of you on your 34 footer and can see your reasoning for getting a bigger boat. You'll probably get a lot more boat for your buck with sail than you ever would with power. I can't imagine you getting use to slow speeds and a zig- zag course, though.

Again, great to see you here and keep us posted.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #145
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RE: "Roll Call" For Gourmet Cruisers and Island Gypsies

Good luck with whatever you do, Mark!!! That is a great looking crew you got there!!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:01 AM   #146
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Thanks for your support guys. Letting her go will be really tough given the hand I played in her production (the second Halvo in my life), so I won't let her go for a song and will be sure to enjoy her until someone steps up. Will keep you posted.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #147
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'CrewZin' 2003 IG Euro 32 #157. Cruising Baja winter 2012. Love the boat as a coastal cruiser. Looking forward to meeting other IG’s.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:29 AM   #148
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #149
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I bought an IG32 in December. 1995 Europa. This is my first real power boat. I owned 3 sailboats over the past 24 years and sailed them all on Lake Michigan. Arthritis and 2 knee replacements forced a decision to sell our 36' Catalina sloop last fall. I am very excited to give the IG a try. I wanted a boat that was sturdy and comfortable. The boat is now up in Charlevoix, MI, and will be delivered to Racine, WI next month, I hope. My 1986 Catalina had a 25hp diesel, and and the IG has 10 times the hp. So I have a lot of learning to do. So I'll be hanging around here as much as possible to learn all I can from all of you experienced IG owners.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:54 AM   #150
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Hi Tony, let me be the first to welcome you to the venerable IG owners forum, some of us here are more venerable than others, but on the whole we are a supportive bunch proud of our IG's.

How about some photo's of your new 32.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #151
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Tony, welcome to the world of Halvorsen and Island Gypsy. Some of us are on the other side of the world, some are probably quite close, all are just a click away if you need to discuss something. A lot of design "know how" has been built into the brand. Halvorsen, in Australia, go back a long way as designers and builders of yachts,power boats,and small commercial vessels.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:27 AM   #152
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=Andy G;83395]Hi Tony, let me be the first to welcome you to the venerable IG owners forum, some of us here are more venerable than others, but on the whole we are a supportive bunch proud of our IG's.

How about some photo's of your new 32.[/QUOTE]

These photos were taken last year by the PO. I hope to be snapping my own pictures in about 4-5 weeks.

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Tony:

Nice looking Europa indeed. What year was she built and what is her hull #?
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It is a 1995 IG32 Europa, hull #135.

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Just arrived into San Diego for the summer. Great cruising along Baja over the winter months, ‘CrewZin’ 2003 IG 32 Euro #157 preformed outstanding throughout the journey. The crew is looking forward to meeting other IG’s in the SD area.
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Just arrived into San Diego for the summer. Great cruising along Baja over the winter months, ‘CrewZin’ 2003 IG 32 Euro #157 preformed outstanding throughout the journey. The crew is looking forward to meeting other IG’s in the SD area.
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Hello all. New Halvorsen owner here. Just purchased a 2004 GC32 and really looking forward to cruising on her. Great to have this website for advise.



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I would like to make contact with some other Halvorsen owners. I have a lot of questions that the books don't answer and having been a sailor there are some equipment differences that puzzle me. I will arrange to have a mechanic go over everything with me when the weather breaks but thought some insight from others would help me prepare ahead.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #159
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Congratulations Bill, happy Halvo boating. I`m guessing the Gourmet Cruiser owners will be most help, I`m sure those of us with aging IGs are happy to help if we can. The Halvorsen history in Australia goes back many years; at one time they operated the largest cruiser hire fleet anywhere, of cruisers which they built, many of which are still happily afloat.
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I`m sure those of us with aging IGs are happy to help if we can. .
AGING IG'S! Hurrumph.

"Would you call me an aged man-o-war, doctor? The Surprise is not old; no one would call her old. She has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She's a fine seabird: weatherly, stiff and fast... very fast, if she's well handled. No, she's not old; she's in her prime."
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