Hallin Marine III – For Sale

As David’s foot and shoulder have not yet recovered he will not be able to make the charity solo round GB sailing attempt this summer.  He hopes, however, to be fit enough for the Trans-Altantic Ocean sail in ‘Celtic Dawn’ from the Canaries to the West Indies in December 2015.

As such, ‘Hallin Marine III’ is now on the sales market – she is a lovely looking vessel which turns heads everytime she is in the water.  With an extensive refit conducted over the last 12 months she is in superb condition and now benefits from a small one-man new sleeping cabin, six watertight sealed compartments, a marine quality tinned copper and water proof electrical system with 3 solar panels, a solar regulator, boxed switches and fuse panels plus a Rolls 95Amp AGM marine quality battery.  The latter provides power to the two led navigation lights, the Raymarine depth sounder, the compass light and a 12 volt charger inside the cabin plus a 12 volt power socket aft.  The boat will also be sold with a little used (100hrs) Honda 5HP outboard and 25litre fuel tank plus a road trailer with hand and electric winches for easy boat recovery.  During the refit the entire boat was refurbished and re-painted/varnished; six new sail [including 2 spinnakers] have been fitted and brand new standing and running rigging have been installed with new tuffnol blocks and cleats as required.  Two sets of oars and proper rowing gates have been fitted.  The equipment fit is extensive and includes lifejackets, harness, safety lifelines, distress flares, first aid gear, mooring lines, fenders, 2 anchors and chain, a sea anchor, bilge pump, 1/2″ hull fitting with pump guard filter, plus many more parts and spares.

The boat is currently stored under cover in SW London awaiting sale and its next sea-going adventure – it is SSR registered and fully insured until summer 2016.  For more details and the price please contact David via the website contact folder above – or look on the various boat sales websites [Apollo Duck; Boats & Outboards; Boat shop 24.co.uk, etc.

 

David H

Skipper Team Hallin

Tuesday 18th August 2015

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Solo sail delayed

All repairs and modifications to ‘Hallin Marine III’ following last month’s sea-trials have now been completed.  But unfortunately David has hurt his feet and right shoulder and will now have to delay his solo round GB sailing attempt until he has seen medical specialists and sorted out these injuries.

Team Hallin – Friday 24th July 2015.

 

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Boat mods almost finished!

David has been working hard since the sea trials last month to fix the various problems found on the boat.  The centre-board was removed and re-painted/anti-fouled; the lifting mechanism was upgraded with 3mm SS wire; the rowing rollocks have been replaced with Stainless Steel pins [specially made by Neaves Rowing] and sculling gates; proper sculling blades will be used; the gunnel around the new sculling pins have been strengthen with mini-bulkheads; the rudder has been repaired and strengthened; the main mast has been modified to allow a spinnaker to be flown;  extra blocks, sheets, guys, cleats and a spinnaker boom have been added.  David hopes to conduct another set of sea trials this month.

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HAMBLE SEA-TRIALS – Finished.

HM3 in RSYC's new marina during recent sea-trials.

HM3 in RSYC’s new marina during recent sea-trials.

Team Hallin have just returned from the Hamble after 6 days on the sea.  The sea-trials were successful in finding a list of issues needing to be addressed before ‘Hallin Marine III’ is ready to undertake her Round GB Solo Sail Attempt.  So David has now brought the boat back home to London where he will make the modifications to: the centreboard lifting mechanism; the rigging; the rudder; and the autohelm.

Thanks to the support of Elvstom Sails [see post below] David will also see if he can modify the present rig to allow the new yellow kite to be flown.

Finally, David would like to thank his brother and all those at Richard’s club [The Royal Southern Yacht Club] for their help, support and kind hospitality over the last 6 days with David conducted his sea-trials.

DBH.

Thursday 18th June 2015

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Many thanks to Mr Jeremy White & Elvstrom Sails UK.

ELVSTROM SAILS UK

ELVSTROM SAILS UK

David and Team Hallin are extremely grateful to Jeremy White and his excellent team of sailmakers at Elvstrom Sails UK [Unit 2, HYS, Port Hamble] for making essential modifications to the inner jib and mizzen in double quick time.  Elvstrom Sails UK also showed their generous support by further donating a spinnaker to Team Hallin – so watch out for the lovely yellow kite when ‘Hallin Marine III’ next goes to sea.

DBH 18 June 2015.

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Round GB Solo Sail – Sea Trials Day 1

SEA TRIALS DAY 1 (13th June 2015)

Sea trials have begun with Hallin Marine III being launched in the Hamble on Friday at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.  Huge thanks again to the Royal Southern Yacht Club for their hospitality and kind support.

Royal Southern Yacht Club - Have been extremely supportive during the Sea Trials

Royal Southern Yacht Club – Have been extremely supportive during the Sea Trials

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Round GB Solo Sail – Day -1

DAY -1 (11th June 2015)

Hallin Marine III at home bow aspect

“HALLIN MARINE III” at home, bow aspect

The day before ‘HALLIN MARINE III”s launch in the Hamble (the Solent) – with thanks to Richard Hosking for agreeing to help with the tow and also thanks to Tim at the Royal Southern YC for agreeing to assist with the launch tomorrow morning.

David and youngest son Edmund, are spending the last day ashore sorting out this website and loading the gear required for David’s epic attempt to sail solo around the 2,100 miles of GB coastline.

If all goes well with the sea-trails in the Solent this weekend and subject to a favourable weather forecast, David intends to start his solo adventure early next week [mid-June 2015].  The world record for sailing round GB in a dinghy is around 33 days – but this was with two crew – David expects his trip [if successful] to take two months or so.

You can monitor David’s slow progress using the link on this site to the Yellow Brick Satellite Tracker page blogsite.

The purpose of the attempt is to hopefully raise a total of £60,000 for the charity ‘Combat Stress’ – in past adventures Team Hallin have raised nearly £40,000 – so David wants to  reach the above goal on this trip – so please help him by donating to the Charity on the just giving link opposite.

Combat Stress -  A great Charity who do unbelievable work with  Service men and women

Combat Stress – A great Charity who do unbelievable work with Service men and women

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‘Hallin Marine 2′ has been sold

‘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.

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Team Hallin’s new boat

Team Hallin's new boat - 'Hallin Marine 3'

Team Hallin’s new boat – ‘Hallin Marine 3′

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.

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BOAT BACK IN THE SEA!

'Hallin Marine 2' alongside her bigger sister a Contessa 32 named 'Browzer'

‘Hallin Marine 2′ alongside her bigger sister a Contessa 32 named ‘Browzer’

Hallin Marine 2 on the River Hamble Friday 13 June 2014

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

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.
Regards,
David
Skipper HM2

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