EBONY is a Halman 20. The Halman is a modification of the Nordica which was manufactured by Exe Fibrecraft in Exeter Ontario in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Ebony was built in Beamsville Ontario in 1982 and carries hull number 386.  She has had at least two owners before I acquired her in 2011 and hauled her from Petit-Rocher New Brunswick to Charlottetown. For more on the Halman 20 see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nordica20/

Updates and improvements

Adding storage space to a Halman 20

2 thoughts on “Ebony

  1. Geoff Valentine

    I’ve looked at your Ebony site many times — great job you’ve done with her! I admired her when in Charlottetown a couple of years ago for a conference. I sail a Halman 20, Red Pepper – sail 214, on the Ottawa River from the Nepean Sailing Club. Just Google Halman 20 and you’ll see her — there’s a member at NSC who updates Wikipedia for many, many boats and has captured us on the river often.

    Anyhow, my question is about the traveller arrangement on Ebony. Mine has the main sheet block shackled to a bracket holding a 44mm sheave that rolls along a 7/8” traveller rail. The sheave is broken and I haven’t been able to find a replacement. Does Ebony have a similar arrangement?

    Geoff Valentine

  2. Michael

    That’s cool, I am also from Ottawa and now looking for Halman or Nordica to buy to sail with my 10y.o son, Will definitely wave you if meet you on Ottawa river. If you know anyone selling Halman 20, please email me. Cheers!


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