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Friday, 13 May 2016

Free Halcyon 23 anyone?....

This popped up on the Chichester Freecycle group last night and this morning:

I'm updating this with more detail as we had a lot of interest and want to be clear that this boat will require an extensive overhaul. And whilst is seaworthy.....just...... There is a reason that we are giving it away for free. It will need time and money spent getting her back to her former glory (she hasn't be sailed for 5 years) but with some hard graft is a great opportunity.

We have a boat going for free, without a mooring......

She is in need of some TLC and repair. but could be a fantastic boat if someone wanted
a boat to renovate, the repairs are largely cosmetic but it is in a bit of a state. She is currently moored at Dell Quay however the boat
needs to be moved by the end of the month, and would need an outboard or a flatbed to move it.

Boat make - Halcyon 23

Recent additions:-

Standing rigging

Inner forestay

Mast tabernacle with welded fixing rings

Pulpit and pushpit complete with gate

Other gear:-

Spray hood

Target Echo
Teak rudder and tiller

There is also a brand new cockpit tent , never used to go with the boat if
it is taken away.

Sea toilet

Check out the Chichester Freecycle Group for more details...


  1. I would love a sprayhood for Pheebs! Sigh....

  2. I think they'll be swamped with replies. It sounds a well kitted out boat. Just like the Freecycle bargain I got with Sprite. I was tempted to reply but one boat is enough. But a bigger boat is always better. :-)