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Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-24-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,844
Posted By Happy Frog
Great idea! Feel stupid not to have done it...

Great idea! Feel stupid not to have done it earlier. Thanks for bringing up this idea !
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,327
Posted By Happy Frog
I have been thinking about this because I would...

I have been thinking about this because I would like to continue boating when it gets icy (at least Christmas) as long as the sea is not frozen (happens sometimes before Christmas).

Have the...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-06-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Happy Frog
A sad example which emphasizes the importance of...

A sad example which emphasizes the importance of thorough surveys. Thanks for sharing this!
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-02-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Happy Frog
It didn't go. Winter came and things got frozen,...

It didn't go. Winter came and things got frozen, also sales :) Let's see what happens in future. The boat is very rare and there was practically no information of user experiences available.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,724
Posted By Happy Frog
Moka Pot Rocks!

I have used Moka Pot for ages. You can use it everywhere. Great coffee, need good beans with right roast, a good ceramic grinder and the coffee is awesome. Note the stainless foamer! Great to wake up...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By Happy Frog
Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride! Looks like the...

Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride! Looks like the skipper is ready to go :)
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-08-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Happy Frog
Wellcome aboard from beautiful Vancouver Island,...

Wellcome aboard from beautiful Vancouver Island, have been there but boating is limited to a dive boat and ferries - enjoy the ride!
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Happy Frog
I have used lead placed in bags fixed in the...

I have used lead placed in bags fixed in the bilge. Quite interesting that they did use depleted uranium ( high density material) earlier, one book about boat building even proposed using spent...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 12-04-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Happy Frog
Thanks! Need to go and have a closer look.

Thanks! Need to go and have a closer look.
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 12-03-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Happy Frog
Thanks for the information. You remember a lot of...

Thanks for the information. You remember a lot of things. Let's hope the TF owner sees this thread and could give some additional information. The boat was earlier btw marketed with Halvorsen brand...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Happy Frog
Wellcome aboard and enjoy the ride!

Wellcome aboard and enjoy the ride!
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-30-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By Happy Frog
Wellcome aboard, enjoy the ride!

Wellcome aboard, enjoy the ride!
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 11-30-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Happy Frog
Any information on IG SOLO 40 Pilothouse?

Does anyone have information of IG SOLO 40 Pilothouse trawler yacht? Build quality? Seems to be quite rare.

Looking for a bit larger trawler than present and this looks interesting. My boat is...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,000,778
Posted By Happy Frog
Thank you very much for the valuable information!

Thank you very much for the valuable information!
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,371
Views: 1,000,778
Posted By Happy Frog
Island Gypsy 40 solo

Does anyone have information of this type of trawler yacht? Build quality? Seems to be quite rare and looks gooood!

My boat is just winterized and this is good therapy!
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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 11-27-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,602
Posted By Happy Frog
I use stern anchor quite often. Also bow and...

I use stern anchor quite often. Also bow and stern together when I want to keep the boat in right position. 12 feet of chain and lead filled rope with stainless bruce anchor. No problems.
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-27-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Happy Frog
Wellcome aboard! Enjoy the ride.

Wellcome aboard! Enjoy the ride.
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-27-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Happy Frog
Wellcome aboard. Would like to visit beautiful...

Wellcome aboard. Would like to visit beautiful Alaska some day!
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,749
Posted By Happy Frog
I use it always when visibility is limited by...

I use it always when visibility is limited by fog, rain or darkness. ”Luckily” this happens almost on every trip during autumn. I have separate display for radar and plotter which makes it easy to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-22-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Happy Frog
96707Thanks! Some additional photos of my...

96707Thanks! Some additional photos of my favorite islands.:) Baltic sea is composed on several "pools" and there are several processes that affect it's very sensitive eco-system, such as...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-22-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Happy Frog
Thanx!

Thanx!
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-22-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Happy Frog
Great to hear that your brother in law is doing...

Great to hear that your brother in law is doing well ! :)- we seem to have extremely good medical care in the country. Did he manage to go boating in the Archipelago Natural Park?

Hope you can...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-21-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Happy Frog
Wellcome to forum. You have great project ahead!...

Wellcome to forum. You have great project ahead! Would like to visit Alaskan waters some day!��
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-20-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Happy Frog
Hi from Finland

Great to be here. I have followed your Forum for years and now was the right time to join you. We are looking for a bit larger trawler type boat. Could be NT, AT, Benetau Swift Trawler etc. someting...
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