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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » H - Boats starting with 'H' » Halman

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Halman 20 Nordic
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Description: Halman 20 Nordic
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu December 3, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Double-end North Sea design with full keel and cut-away forefoot; large attached rudder and tiller; 2 sets lower shrouds with masthead single-spreader rigging on a cabin-top stepped mast (mast base can be adjusted to affect weather helm); internal halyards on mast and boom; jiffy-reefing (3 sets points on mainsail, 1 on working jib); inside ballast; displ. 2500 lbs.; storage in cockpit lazarette and under pilot berths, V-berth and sink. Toilet under V-berth as well as water and sewge tanks. Very stable boat with large cabin and small cockpit (4 people) with bridge deck; tracks well, but tacks slowly and only fair windward and light-air performance due to keel and wetted surface; Performs well in a blow, but pounds a bit when driven into waves, especially when motoring; outboard-powered (long-shaft req'd). Trailers well, but needs a substantial vehicle for long distances. This is a cruising boat rather than a racing boat ... good for beginners: easy to sail and very forgiving; will self-tend on points of sail forward of the beam with sails trimmed and the tiller lashed. Self-righting when tiller released when knocked down (been there, done that). Will do 6 knots in a stiff breeze, but likes 5 knots better; light-air performance can be improved by raising outboard prop out of water. Accomodates genoa and cruisiing spinnaker, and storm dodger as well,
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