‘Hallin Marine 2′ has recently been sold to Team ‘Oarsome Odessy’ who will use the boat in the Talisker Atlantic Rowing Race Race 2015. David and all at Team Hallin wish Jay and Ross the very best of luck in their forthcoming row across the Atlantic Ocean this winter.
David would like to thank his brother Richard for allowing him to store ‘Hallin Marine 2′ at his home in West Byfleet for the last few years and for all his help and support during Team Hallin’s charity fundraising bids.
Finally, David would also like to thank Graham of ‘G&G Autos’ who helped free a jammed trailer wheel as Team ‘Oarsome Odessey’ took delivery of the boat last week.
‘Hallin Marine 2′ back from her trip along the South Coast last week
‘Hallin Marine 2′ is now on the market to sell – in superb condition after a 16-month long full refurbishment in 2012/13 to prepare her for the Round GB Rowing race – she is fully equipped for her next Ocean adventure – with you?
Designed by Phil Morison and built in epoxy GRP foam sandwich by Rossiters Boatyard [Christchurch, Dorset] in 2008 – she has 3 successful ocean crossings to her name. For those crossings she was rowed with a two-man crew but for the Round GB Race last year she carried a 4-man crew and David has also sculled her on his own for over 350nms.
The boat has 2 sculling positions, a dagger board, two rudders, and a copper-epoxy antifouling to last 10+ years. Fully re-wired in 2013 with waterproof conduits/junction-boxes/switch panels. Fitted with two new AGM marine batteries, numerous solar panels, electric watermaker, protected autohelm system, active dual band radar reflector, Fuel cell, EPIRB, 2-way AIS, VHF radio, PLB, 3 x active MOB electronic distress marker beacons, 2 whip aerials, GPS and Sat phone aerial, carbon fibre sculling blades, 12 volt chargers, handheld GPS, 4-man Ocean liferaft, para anchor, droughes, anchors and cable, rode & recovery lines, lifejackets [with lights, hoods and crotch straps], harnesses, safety lines, safety jackstays, Offshore marine compass, Digital compass, Stainless Heads framework, Lewmar Ocean and Henderson hatches [all resealed and watertight], SOLAS grab bag, mooring lines, fenders, towing eyes and spliced recovery lines, twin-axel fully refurbished braked road trailer and light board, waterproof memory foam seat pads and sleeping mattress, led cabin and navigation lights, electronic and paper charts, dual level bilge pumps, tool kit, emergency damage control kit, plus a vast array of spare parts etc etc. There is also an unused shipping cradle on heavy duty castor wheels. Additionally, there is an extensive first aid kit for 4 people and much in-date dried vacuum packed expedition food. Most of the above equipment was new in 2012/13 and has only been used for a few weeks in total.
‘Hallin Marine 2′ was refurbished for a North Atlantic crossing [which never happened!] – so she is a very strong boat and her new equipment was fitted with an expectation of strong winds and high seas – this is a very seaworthy vessel which will look after you if treated correctly.
The sale price will be dependent on the equipment that is sold with the boat – if you are interested in viewing the boat and or want more details on the equipment/prices then please contact David using the form below.
Team Hallin have just bought the above ‘Jolly Boat’ which was designed by Laurant Giles and built by AJS Marine services in Chichester in 2000. The boat has a grp hull with wooden internal fittings – she is a 15 ft Gaff rigged Yawl – but she has a a pair of old oars so David can row her when there is no wind! David hopes to carry out a few modifications to the boat over the next few weeks and then see whether he and she can attempt a Round GB charity sail/row later this summer.
After a day sorting out the boat David set off from the Hamble at 1300hrs on Sunday 15th June. He made good progress with the wind and tide with him for the first 6 hours and anchored in Christchurch Bay at 1800hrs that night. The photo shows the view from the stern cabin looking across to the Needles. Six hours later David set off in the dark to catch the next Westerly setting tidal stream. Rowing for 6 hours non-stop with a NEly Force 4 wind and a fair Spring tide David made fast progress Westwards – but by Monday lunchtime he was approached by a fast boat and told he had to alter course out to sea to avoid the Army’s live firing exercise on their Lulwoth Cove ranges. Ideally he needed to be close under the cliffs to get a lee from the strong wind so this news did not please David and given that his progress was very slow the range safety boat took ‘Hallin Marine 2′ in tow to take him around the southern limits of the firing range. David was towed for 90mins or so and then cast adrift – by being towed this meant he could no longer continue with his unsupported row and so reluctantly David sculled the boat to Weymouth where he retired from the Round GB attempt.
On the night of Tuesday 17th June David’s brother Richard very kindly drove down to Weymouth and after taking the boat out on the public slipway towed the boat back to his home in Surrey.
On reflection over the last week David has concluded that his ageing body cannot cope with the demands of rowing 6 hour non-stop shifts for the several months that would be required to row around GB – so with some sadness and regret he has decided to sell his Ocean Rowing Boat. But his adventure days are not all over as he has an idea to sail around UK in an open sailing boat instead – watch this space for more news on that in the next few weeks!
‘Hallin Marine 2′ alongside her bigger sister a Contessa 32 named ‘Browzer’
Hallin Marine 2 on the River Hamble Friday 13 June 2014
HM2 almost ready to set off on her epic attempt to go around GB coastline this summer
Thanks to Richard Hosking and his yacht club the Royal Southern, ‘Hallin Marine 2′ is now once again afloat. Tonight she will spend the night alongside Richard’s very smart Contessa 32 and tomorrow David will make the final preps before heading off down the Channel.
David’s Olympic Rowing Champion Daughter [Sophie] has kindly agreed to keep the Twitter feed going whilst David attempts to row around GB this summer.
In idea conditions for rowing – flat water and no wind or tidal streams David had a paddle up the River Hamble before mooring his boat alongside Richards.
The Yellowbrick tracker is now operational – so do check the Tracking mode on this website – but tonight it is located in Sophie’s old bedroom in David’s home in Wimbledon!! Tomorrow it will go to the Hamble – so be prepared for some quick movement which will NOT be the case when David starts rowing!!
Photos from today’s launching are attached.
Thanks to support from Yellowbrick tracking Ltd you will now be able to track David’s slow progress at sea. David’s tracker will go live today once the boat is in the water and to see where he is either go to the ‘TRACK’ folder and then click on the link under ‘Here’ or click on the Blogrole link on this home page.
David is pleased to report that he is now ready to launch his boat! He is grateful to his brother Richard who will tow the trailer to the Hamble at lunchtime tomorrow for the boat to be lifted into the river in the afternoon.
David was very impressed with his boys at Charterhouse School Boat Club who won 4 pots at Walton Regatta last weekend – well done boys and sorry I was unable to be there with you.
Work has been ongoing over the last 10 days to get the boat and equipment ready for the solo round GB charity row. The watermaker, batteries and fuelcell are now installed back in the boat and harbour tests have been successful. Yesterday a new Rocna anchor was ordered and all the seamanship gear was remade up and tested. This week remaining gear and food for 3 months will be obtained and wrapped up in waterproof sealed bags. A new satellite phone card has been ordered along with a new waterproof rugged mobile phone. With luck David will be ready to launch ‘Hallin Marine 2′ next weekend. He will then conduct sea trials and safety drills before setting off from the Solent.
Team Hallin’s next charity fundraising adventure will start within the next month when David hopes to make an attempt to become the first person to row solo around the GB coastline. He intends to start from the Solent in early June 2014 and the voyage is planed to take at least 3 months.
Please show your support for this record attempt by giving generously to ‘Combat Stress’ on the justgiving link on this website.
Team Hallin wish our main sponsors at HALLIN MARINE and indeed all our other supporters, a very happy New Year and a prosperous 12 months ahead.
We are also delighted to report on our new plans to get one of our Ocean Rowing Boats, ‘Hallin Marine 2′, back out on the water – with a world record bid for rowing solo around GB starting early Summer (depending on weather conditions).
‘Hallin Marine 2′ heading towards Lands End last Summer in good weather!
Earlier attempts to find suitable crew to try a North Atlantic Ocean Record attempt failed – but Team Hallin are grateful to DHL UK [especially Peter Lloyd] for looking into various shipping options.
Having obtained the world record for the Atlantic East-West Route in 2011, Team Hallin set their sights on the world record to row non-stop and unsupported around mainland Great Britain. The team entered the Round GB Row Race 2013, starting in London on 1st June 2013 with their new four man team and boat Hallin Marine II. Unfortunately, they had to retire from the race after being taken in tow off Land’s End after suffering steering problems compounded by 30 knot headwinds and a foul tide.
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