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new member from spain

Postby villalonso » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:11 pm

Hello, I am Antonio from Spain

I have recently discovered the HR29 Owners Forum and would engage me. I am the happy owner of Hallberg Rassy 29 Scandinavia called "Villalonso" ex "Happy Lady" built with the number 43, in 1982.

I saw the ship in the port of Torrevieja (Spain) in 1993, where he had tied a year due to the death of the previous owner, who had been sailing from Sweden to the Mediterranean sea (fantastic voyage!!!!). I bought it in February of that year and since then not imagine life without this wonderful boat.

In 2007 I had to make an engine change, as the Volvo MD7B / 120S could not take it over if. It was replaced by a Nanni Diesel (Kubota) 3.75 Engine model HE whose dimensions are perfectly adapted to the available space and power went from 12.5 kW to 15.4 kW.

Usually I am a solo sailor, and since the Mediterranean sea goes from light wind to very strength wind in just over an hour, I modified the bow rigging installing a staysail which allows me to navigate very quiet in heaving sea.

My home port is Altea in Spanish Mediterranean coast near Alicante

Attached is a photo of boat mooring in Moraira port (Alicante) this summer.

Best regards
Antonio Belaza
"villalonso" in Moraira port
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Re: new member from spain

Postby Antti_DD » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:24 pm

Hola Antonio!

Great to have you here on the forum! After seeing this photo of your boat, I remembered that she had been featured earlier in the topic "Spotted HR29": viewtopic.php?f=17&t=82

Your boat has some interesting modifications including cutter rig and bathing platform. It would be interesting to hear more about your experiences on these.

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Re: new member from spain

Postby Manel » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:46 pm

Hola Antonio. Soy feliz de saber que tengo otro compañero español con HR-29.El mio es del año y tiene el numero 19. Estoy en Barcelona. Yo tambien he cambiado el motor, del cual he colgado fotos en este punto de encuentro de armadores. saludos.

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