1950 Halvorsen 36
- Stock #094758 -
Sydney to Hobart Winner!
Own a Piece of Sailing History! She Still Sails Like a Dream! Solveig is Now on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels!
Designed by Trygve Halvorsen and built in 1950 by his family's boatyard in Sydney, Australia for their own campaigns in offshore ocean races, this famous classic racer is one of the rarest you will find on the market anywhere in the world.
She won the Trans-Tasman Race in 1951. She also won the annual Sydney-Hobart Race in 1953 with line honors and in 1954 on handicap (overall winner)..
The current owner has taken great care in restoring and maintaining her with no expense or attention to detail spared. After many years of giving her the attention she deserves, he now needs to downsize and is hoping to find someone who will appreciate and care for her as much as he has.
She still sails like a dream - fast -- even to weather while being responsive and sea kindly. Her robust construction has stood the test of time and is guaranteed to be one of the finest sailing vessels you have ever owned!
Restoration and maintenance work completed by the current owner to date includes:
Total rebuild by Fijian shipwright of area where rudder exits hull using new hardwoods and epoxy.
Stripping of spade rudder and reinforcement with epoxy slurry and barrier coat.
Rebuilt area inboard of propeller strut with robust back plating and new fasteners.
Treatment throughout inboard area below waterline with Smith's penetrating epoxy.
Sanding and fairing of hull, both below waterline and topsides for new paint: two coats of required primer and four coats of Interlux Perfection.
Fabrication of four-foot Brazilian walnut (ipe) bowsprit with accompanying 316 stainless steel hardware: anchor roller, two chain rollers, cap chainplate, whisker stays with through-bolted chainplates, two solid bronze bow cleats, all through-bolted to bronze stem piece and through deck with backing plate.
New rope and chain anchor rode provided.
Stripped and re-glassed entire deck and cabin top with two layers of 9-oz. fiberglass embedded with laminating epoxy.
Coated deck and cabin top with primer and three coats of Interlux Perfection. Top coat with Interdeck silicate matter for non-skid effect.
Installed 316 stainless steel "flying buttress" stanchion bases, through-bolted into deck and toe rails.
Fabricated new two-foot stanchions of 1/8" thick-walled 304 stainless steel tubing, attaching 316 stainless steel fittings to same.
Attached new stainless steel lifelines, double scored and terminated with swaged ends.
Excavated and restored with ipe, fiberglass and epoxy a rotted area of deck on starboard sidedeck by pilot house.
Attached varnished 1" x 4" solid Ipe to stanchions as add-on bulwark.
Fabricated extended cockpit coamings to height of 15" using solid Ipe lumber. Screwed and glued into place using epoxy.
Fabricated new boom gallows using solid oak posts and teak crosspiece, epoxied in and lag screwed in from below deck.
Refinished both fore and aft teak hatches with spar varnish. Secured in place with appropriate hardware.
Attached teak fronting plates to receive terminating hardware for double-scored lifelines and add-on bulwarks.
Re-engineered after-securement for backstay using stainless steel chain plate smartly fastened to stern timber.
Built up stern bronze plate using teak lumber and secure in place using epoxy and stainless steel hardware.
Removed aging Aries wind vane, backstay tensioner, and push pit.
Added two Barient 28 flat-top, two-speed, stainless steel winches as secondaries to existing self-tailing Barient 28s.
Stripped and refinished four wooden washboards for companionway. Later rebuilt companionway washboard system with solid teak lumber and Philippine mahogany louvers for ventilation. Both sets are on board.
Stripped oxidized paint off and varnished sides of cabin top and cockpit with several coats of spar varnish.
Removed and reinstalled all deadlights using smoked polycarbonate (Macrulon, Lexan). Rebedded bronze portholes. All done using 3M 5200 polyurethane sealant as bedding compound.
Removed, polished and reinstalled stainless steel grab rails with original chrome-plated bronze bases, through-bolted with stainless steel fasteners.
Replaced aging rope clutches at base of mast with a pair of Spinlock rope clutches.
Assembled boom-vang/preventer with Harken blocks.
Replaced aluminum boom with spruce boom, refitted and refinished for the purpose. Used old bronze hardware wherever feasible.
Ordered black name of boat on white acrylic and attached to both side windows in pilothouse. For hailing port, mounted solid brass 4" letters on boards of mahogany painted black.
Treated rotted wood in main cabin and bilge using Smith's penetrating epoxy, faired with Fiberglass Hawaii laminating epoxy, sanded and painted with two to three coats of Benjamin Moore premium semi-gloss white exterior latex paint.
Rebuilt and varnished hardwood cabin sole in four sections. Treated with Smith's the insides of cabin sides and finished with spar varnish.
Replaced main bilge pump three times. Now running Rule 2000 gph pump with external float switch.
Installed new Garmin fishfinder/depth sounder with new transducer mounted in place for the application.
Provided new mainsail of heavy polyester (Dacron) material with three reef points.
Provided new HMD plastic Strong track for mainsail.
Assembled new running backstay systems with Harken hardware, all attached by chain plate to new cockpit coamings.
Constructed new 4:1 one-man, self-hauling bosun's chair system with polyester rope and Harken blocks.
Installed new light-emitting diode (LED) navigation side lights and stern light. Attached stern light, all-round light,
VHF antenna and yacht ensign to newly fabricated thick-walled stainless steel stern pole.
Re-powered with new 15-horsepower, two-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine with new electrical harness.
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