Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2018, 05:28   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Paynesville, VIC, Australia
Boat: Halvorsen cruiser 30foot
Posts: 24
Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Hi all,
We are new to boat ownership, and have just bought our first boat.
She is a 30foot Halvorsen wooden cruiser and is located on the Gippsland lakes in Victoria, Australia.
Since owning her, we have come to realise she has really not been looked after for many years! We desperately need to get a lot of things fixed, including the engine, can as and the hull...among lots of other pieces.
I have set up a GoFundMe page for any help to allow us to fix this beautiful lady. Without help, it will take us many years to get her back to her former glory.


I hope we can save her!

Thanks
Karl & SarahClick image for larger version

Name:	received_10160544508250613.jpeg
Views:	72
Size:	40.7 KB
ID:	174864Click image for larger version

Name:	received_10155368762040997.jpeg
Views:	64
Size:	132.5 KB
ID:	174865Click image for larger version

Name:	received_10216647539359211.jpeg
Views:	67
Size:	92.5 KB
ID:	174866Click image for larger version

Name:	received_10160544508595613.jpeg
Views:	60
Size:	82.0 KB
ID:	174867Click image for larger version

Name:	received_10160544508520613.jpeg
Views:	55
Size:	55.6 KB
ID:	174868Click image for larger version

Name:	received_10160544508405613.jpeg
Views:	55
Size:	57.5 KB
ID:	174869Click image for larger version

Name:	received_10160544508535613.jpeg
Views:	56
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	174870
__________________

cowwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 03:50   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 36,532
Images: 241
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Karl & Sarah.
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 04:19   #3
Registered User
 
James S's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: We're technically refugees from our home in Yemen now living in Lebenon
Boat: 1978 CT48
Posts: 5,950
Images: 139
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Welcome Cowwee..
Saving old boats is an honourable task in my book..
You'll find lots of information here.. Take advantage of the "search" tab on the upper right and use the google search box with in it..
There is more information there than you can imagine.. be specific.. almost every conceivable topic has been talked about at one point of another..
__________________
James
S/V Arctic Lady
I love my boat, I can't afford not to!
James S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 04:58   #4
Registered User
 
danielamartindm's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Boat: Leopard 39
Posts: 860
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Uh oh. Remember how the young couple wrecked at John's Pass were treated here when it was learned that they set up a Gofundme page? Some people condemn altruism because they were never beneficiaries of it; but how much darker our world would be without it. No one ever helped me, but I feel better about the world when I see others being helped. Just mho.
danielamartindm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 05:20   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Paynesville, VIC, Australia
Boat: Halvorsen cruiser 30foot
Posts: 24
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Quote:
Originally Posted by danielamartindm View Post
Uh oh. Remember how the young couple wrecked at John's Pass were treated here when it was learned that they set up a Gofundme page? Some people condemn altruism because they were never beneficiaries of it; but how much darker our world would be without it. No one ever helped me, but I feel better about the world when I see others being helped. Just mho.
That's fine if people don't like it.
If I get nothing, that's ok. But it will take us years to get her back to being usable again. I wanted a way to try and speed up the work we need to do.
I'm just hoping there are people out there that are able to help us get things done quicker.
cowwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 06:53   #6
Marine Service Provider
 
rourkeh's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Caribbean
Boat: Cheoy Lee, 44 Cutter. Dolce Far Niente
Posts: 486
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Are you planning on using this boat for some kind of charitable purpose once you fix it up, or are you looking to get other people to give you their money they work hard for so you can go boating?
You do realize that 13% or 2.9 million people are living below the poverty line in Australia.
For people who want to help someone really in need here is a link to a charity for the homeless in Australia, I want to thank the OP for reminding me their are people out there with real problems. I am going to donate some money to Mission Australia.
rourkeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 07:11   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Paynesville, VIC, Australia
Boat: Halvorsen cruiser 30foot
Posts: 24
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Quote:
Originally Posted by rourkeh View Post
Are you planning on using this boat for some kind of charitable purpose once you fix it up, or are you looking to get other people to give you their money they work hard for so you can go boating?
You do realize that 13% or 2.9 million people are living below the poverty line in Australia.
For people who want to help someone really in need here is a link to a charity for the homeless in Australia, I want to thank the OP for reminding me their are people out there with real problems. I am going to donate some money to Mission Australia.
Thanks for the interesting statistics!
You did leave off the link though...
cowwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 07:22   #8
Registered User
 
Suijin's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Annapolis MD; currently in Luperon DR
Boat: Valiant 40
Posts: 4,553
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

I think simply asking people to help fund your restoration because you can’t afford it yourself, after not knowing what you were getting into is not going to be very productive. No value judgement intended, just simple fact.

If you want any meaningful donations you need to offer value in return. An example can be found if you search on “Tally Ho Restoration” on YouTube.
__________________
"Having a yacht is reason for being more cheerful than most." -Kurt Vonnegut
Suijin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 07:31   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Paynesville, VIC, Australia
Boat: Halvorsen cruiser 30foot
Posts: 24
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suijin View Post
I think simply asking people to help fund your restoration because you can’t afford it yourself, after not knowing what you were getting into is not going to be very productive. No value judgement intended, just simple fact.

If you want any meaningful donations you need to offer value in return. An example can be found if you search on “Tally Ho Restoration” on YouTube.
Thanks. We are really new to this, so am open to suggestions.
I've seen lots of other people ask for help, so we thought we'd give it a go too!
I'd appreciate any suggestions....if it's not the right thing that we are doing, then that's ok. I just don't appreciate idiots spouting off without being productive and offering alternatives.
cowwee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 07:50   #10
Registered User
 
danielamartindm's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Boat: Leopard 39
Posts: 860
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Quote:
Originally Posted by cowwee View Post
That's fine if people don't like it.
If I get nothing, that's ok. But it will take us years to get her back to being usable again. I wanted a way to try and speed up the work we need to do.
I'm just hoping there are people out there that are able to help us get things done quicker.
Good luck; but you've been warned.
danielamartindm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 07:54   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: The boat is on the hard in Indiantown and we’re back in Colorado Springs to make more money so we can go again.
Boat: 1982 Cape Dory 36 Hull #78
Posts: 591
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Cowwee, the greatest and worst thing about CF is you’re going to get opinions that will range from uplifting help to drown yourself. MANY people here don’t even have boats but will still give you their opinion.
Take the good stuff, leave the bad stuff and understand that even if you get a million dollars on your gofundme page, someone will be bitter about it. Stop replying to and acknowledging them.
Go have fun, fix your boat and if anyone gives you money, they did it because it’s their money and they can do what they want with it.
Good luck.
SSgtPitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-05-2019, 23:00   #12
Registered User

Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 1
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Hello Karl and Sarah,
i wish you all the best in restoring her to her former glory.
We had Silver Wings for about 15 odd years, we had her in A1 perfect condition in Metung. So sad to see her in this state.

Keep in touch if you need anything.
Julian.
Quinny270 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-05-2019, 06:00   #13
Senior Cruiser
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 36,532
Images: 241
Re: Meet "Silver Wings", a Halvorson cruiser

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Julian.
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cruise, cruiser

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home made silver/silver chloride half cell conachair Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16 07-12-2017 10:55
Want To Buy: "Wings" - 38' Harris Trimaran - For Sale ??? h.lee_3rd Classifieds Archive 2 11-03-2015 15:32
Rain Collection "Wings" KISS Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 16 06-12-2014 19:10

Advertise Here


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.