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Old 16-12-2011, 06:42   #1
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Anyone know this pudgy little full-keeler?

I saw this while walking in the yard a few days ago:



Anyone know what it is?
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Old 16-12-2011, 06:51   #2
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Looks like a Laurin Koster design.
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Old 16-12-2011, 06:51   #3
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Re: Anyone know this pudgy little full-keeler?

nordica 20 or halman 20, same boat slightly different cabin tops, windows...
smallest boat id consider a transocean voyage in...
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Old 16-12-2011, 09:41   #4
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I sailed on a boat that looked exactly like that, many years ago. It was 19feet and stout as a rock. Sailed a little like a rock also. For a single hander that was into back packing type living, it would be great, unless you had to claw off of a lee shore. It would cost a hell of a lot less to refit/haul/outfit than a larger boat. As a friend said to me once(Tahiti looks the same out of my porthole as it does out of a Gold Platter).______Grant.
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Old 17-12-2011, 14:31   #5
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Re: Anyone know this pudgy little full-keeler?

It might be the picture, but this boat looks larger than a nordica 20, If its a different boat it has the same aesthetic. A friend of mine at the boatyard has a nordica 20, very neat little boat!!!
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Re: Anyone know this pudgy little full-keeler?

all I noted on the thread thread was "pudgy" and started to get all defensive.....sorry

bet that's a comfy little boat as long as not in any hurry
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Old 17-12-2011, 15:34   #7
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Re: Anyone know this pudgy little full-keeler?

I don't think it's a Halman 20. The Halman has 3 portlights, one in a raised portiion of the foredeck. Plus the 3 chainplates are external, on the outside of the hull.

Btw, I have the little sister of the Halman 20, a Henley 20. Strictly a daysailer.

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Re: Anyone know this pudgy little full-keeler?

From this angle it seems almost certainly to be a Havsfidra 20 built in Sweden . See the web page at Havsfidra 20 for photos and additional information. Although very similar in many respects to the Halman 20 and Nordica 20 made in Canada or the Midget built and very popular in Netherlands (and all based on the North Sea Lynaes designs) there are some very significant differences, espoecially with regard to the width and hull shape. To boat in your photo has exactly the same colour scheme as the one on the Swedish website.
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Hello all,


This pudgy, chubby little full-keeler, many times mistaken for the Swedish Cruising Association’s bouy in guest harbors around the Swedish coast, has made a couple of sensational journeys across the Atlantic ocean and Arctic sea. The Havsfidra Fione came on second place according to the handicap rules in the OSTAR race in 1968.
She was built to the Royal Swedish Navy standards and is therefore very strong, both hull and the rigg is over dimensioned.

I am owner of the Havsfidra Curette and has made the web page mentioned earlier in this thread. My only sailing area for the last half century has been the Stockholm archipelago, consisting of around 24,000 islands, which I have manage to explore a fourth part of, at the most. My Curette has managed to run over a few hidden skerries without a scratch, and she even got stuck in a swing bridge once. But, please don't pass it on.

I have knowledge of maybe four Havsfidras in the United States.
One in Tampa, Florida, that was taken apart a couple of years ago, and a new owner wanted to know how to put her together again. I’m not sure about the outcome.
Another Fidra, Ulladh, is sailing on the Delaware river, and have a couple of videos on Youtube.
In Massachusetts, in the town Beverly, or perhaps in Salem Yacht Club across the bay, you can find Liliput, Havsfidra #318, built in 1973.
To San Rafael, north of the San Francisco bay has Havsfidra #159, visible on Google Earth, found its way.

This photo by svHannabel is a delight for me, because I have had some knowledge about her existence, and her owner, but never seen neither of them. If I assume the photo was taken in South Haven, this has to be Havsfidra #301 Pippi, built in Fisksätra in 1973. Her owner lives in Fennville 15 miles to the northeast.

The boat has three advantages, no space for a shower, the height 5 foot 4 in the cabin, and finally, the red paint that cannot stand the sunlight.

Kind regards

Carl (Staffan is too hard to pronounce)
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Old 19-12-2011, 14:23   #10
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This photo by svHannabel is a delight for me, because I have had some knowledge about her existence, and her owner, but never seen neither of them. If I assume the photo was taken in South Haven, this has to be Havsfidra #301 Pippi, built in Fisksätra in 1973. Her owner lives in Fennville 15 miles to the northeast.
I took the photo in Muskegon, MI. But I assume she's found in South Haven during the summer.
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Are you at Torresens this winter? They have always been great to me, and their service guys know their stuff.

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Are you at Torresens this winter? They have always been great to me, and their service guys know their stuff.

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Nope, we're at stored at Great Lakes and will be slipped at Terrace Point next summer.
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Another Fidra, Ulladh, is sailing on the Delaware river, and have a couple of videos on Youtube.
I chatted with the owner a bit when he was in Delaware City.

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