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Old 01-04-2019, 03:53 AM   #1
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Halvorsen 32 Gourmet Cruiser & osmosis

Hi, I'm new to this interesting forum.
I'm looking into buying a Halvorsen 32 Gourmet Cruiser.
Year of built is 2004.
According to the broker the boat has been built at Yardway Marine in Taiwan.
The boat is out of the water right now and the underwater hull looks solid.
However in talking with two different surveyors and also after doing some research on the internet, it seems that Halvorsen boats are more than average prone to osmosis.
Before continuing the purchase process and hiring the service of a surveyor, I would like to know if anyone on this forum has experience with the above mentioned.
I appreciate the fact that no boat has ever sunk due to osmosis; however I rather not buy a boat that is known to be prone to osmosis.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:48 AM   #2
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I would like to know if anyone on this forum has experience with the above mentioned.
I had a 32' Gourmet cruiser for 8 years and never had a problem with it, It's a great boat!

The first photo is Harvey Halverson and his wife & the last photo is my wife. We loved that boat but needed more room for guests staying overnight.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:25 PM   #3
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The osmosis issue might be associated with another builder with brands or designs of Halvorsen origin.
Osmosis is a proper concern, with the boat already out of the water you could easily have a surveyor check just the hull as a preliminary.
Blisters are more easily seen with the hull wet,knowing that hose it wet and check it again.
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