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Old 17-10-2018, 10:57   #1
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Hallberg-Rassy Used Boat Issues and Delamination

We are looking to purchase a used Hallberg-Rassy for water sailing">blue water sailing. We have become concerned after reading about hull delamination and wondering if this was limited to particular years of production or certain sizes. Does anyone have any direct experience with quality issues of Hallberg-Rassy's that you would share?
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Old 17-10-2018, 12:00   #2
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You must be ex-Pan Am.
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Old 17-10-2018, 12:39   #3
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Yep, HNL, JFK. Who are you flying with these days? More important, what are you sailing?
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Old 17-10-2018, 14:11   #4
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It’s just a job, good old time was gone. Sailing is more important to my life, lol.
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Old 17-10-2018, 14:41   #5
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My mid 70s Rasmus 35 is solid as a rock no delam or blisters to be found.
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Old 18-10-2018, 10:22   #6
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You can buy a Najad!
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Old 18-10-2018, 18:46   #7
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Clipper guy!! Howdy UA 777 C here. Had a '75 Rasmus absolutely no issues, currently have a 36 Mk II 1996, bought in Sweden and shipped to FL. Also zero issues. Maybe check with Roger Johanson at Free State Yachts

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Old 18-10-2018, 21:11   #8
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Have a 1984 42E. Absolutely no hull issues.
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My mid 70s Rasmus 35 is solid as a rock no delam or blisters to be found.
I too have an HR35 Rasmus, mine is 1974 and has no issues hull, deck, engine, or joinery...
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:21   #10
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Just joined this great forum !


I have a HR 29, year 85.

Sailing North - and Balic sea. ( basically home of HR)



Never heard a thing about delamination.


Good luck and best regards from Germany
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:39   #11
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Clipper747, are you sure you're not thinking of the case of a new HR37 that had delamination problems leading to a lawsuit?

https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/h...al-case.35445/

It was discussed on a lot of forums as it was a single and highly unusual case. I've not heard of any other HRs having hull problems. In fact, Swedish boats tend to be of the highest quality (HR, Najad, Malo, Vindo etc.).
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Here is the pdf file with the information:

Hallberg_Rassy_37_constructieproblemen.pdf

I am glad I am not buying a HR... This should not have happened and, for sure, it should not have been handled this way by the factory.
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Here is the pdf file with the information:

Hallberg_Rassy_37_constructieproblemen.pdf

I am glad I am not buying a HR... This should not have happened and, for sure, it should not have been handled this way by the factory.
I'm not sure it's fair to condemn a 50-year legacy of building excellent boats based on one boat. However, I agree HR could have handled the case better.
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I asked in passing a few seasoned surveyors that I know about this supposed issue and they both gave be blank stares and said they’d never heard of or seen this on a Hallberg Rassy. Methinks it was an isolated case.
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