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Topic: Hanuka's Launch Day
Gary Dibley
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Hanuka's Launch Day
on: May 13, 2011, 05:18


Well the big day has finally arrived friday the 1st October 2010 .

It was a early start that day at the shed with a sleepless night before , there was a big worry weather she would fitt out of the shed as there was not much room to spare when she went in and now that the docking strip had been added ,adding 50mm to the height!.

As it was we had to remove the sheds roller door and we even discussed jacking up the shed roof, then there was the problem of how do we move the boat along the rough factory floor and once we are out the door the drive then slopes towards the side boundry .

After that the boundry drops away about 3 to 4 meters , the two main issues were how do we stop a 5.5 tonne boat on rollers from moving and we needed to overhang the boundry ,miss the gum tree and stop a 10 meter boat on a 6 meter driveway.

Anyway she cleared the door beam by about 50mm and we loaded the boat on the low loader just fine .

Thanks go to Bram and his diesel Disco ,Troy,Dick,Zac , Warringah Cranes and Mark Anderson Boat Transport and the guys at Quays Marina.

The finished Hanuka being coaxed out by Bram and the Disco

The tight squeeze

The heart rate was climbing now

The now empty craddle we used

Now on the truck and of to River Quays at Pittwater.

This low loader had automatic adjusting air suspension to keep the boat level on the trailer,this was great when traversing a angled driveway.

Finally at the marina and with no part gum trees attached.

Not far from the water now.

Manly Daily photographer in the green suit must not have seen anti foul before !

About to kiss the water after a 2 1/2 years restoration.

The following pictures were taken by Alisa Krey for Jan/Feb 2011 edition on Wooden Boat Magazine for a feature article written by John Little.

Hanuka is now available For Sale @ $95000.00 for a 1/3 Share ( Only 1/3 remaining )

For more info go to

A classic 30ft Halvorsen timber cruiser built by Lars Halvorsen and Son in 1952, “Hanuka” has been lovingly re-built and completely restored from the ground up to concourse condition – with no expense spared. Would suit new buyer.

Arguably the best 30ft ‘Halvo’ on Sydney waters, Hanuka is powered by a (new) Yanmar 110hp turbo diesel engine with very low hours. Her 3 year restoration (which was completed in October 2010) was undertaken with the view to retain all of her original charm – whilst not ignoring today’s lifestyle expectations.

Kept at Cottage Point under full covers and fastidiously maintained, Hanuka sleeps up to 5 comfortably. She offers the perfect holiday opportunity for couples or families alike.

Inclusions: electric winch, teak decks (over fibreglass), stainless steel anchor, large eutectic fridge, depth sounder, large fresh water storage capacity, gas hot water to head and galley, fully equipped galley with gas oven & 3 burner hotplate, waste holding tank – to name a few.

Inspection by appointment only.

For more information, Ph Gary, on 0418 490651.

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