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Seaward 32RK Is a ‘Thin-Water-Cruiser’

The Seaward 32RK was designed and for years built by Floridian Nick Hake. The design is now part of the Island Packet company which builds the Island Packet line of cruising boats as well as the Blue Jacket 40. The same craftsmen who build the IPYs and BJYs built the Seawards, too, so you know that traditional American yacht style and quality go into every boat. The 32RK has one signature design feature that makes it uniquely suitable for cruising in areas with a lot of shallow water and for sailors who want to trailer their boats. The RK in its name stands for  “retracting keel” which enables you to lower the keel to whatever depth you want, within reason, and to raise it again when the water starts to get thin. Read More

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  • Updated: March 10, 2009

Hake Yachts’ Seaward 32RK features a vertically retractable keels, which let it sail in as little as 20 inches of water.

You’ve no doubt spotted them at the boat shows: They’re the full-size cruisers pictured floating nose up to the beach. Well, now those Seaward Yachts will be floating nose up to the beach under new management. The company that builds Seawards, Hake Yachts , has been acquired by Indianapolis entrepreneur Ted Gelov. Seaward designer Nick Hake, meanwhile, plans to remain at the company.

In a company-issued release, Gelov said he was attracted to the builder because of the design of the boats and their vertically retractable keels, which let Seawards sail in as little as 20 inches of water or, with them down, cruise anywhere. Moving forward, the Stuart, Florida-based Hake Yachts plans to build 40 to 50 boats a year. Current models include the 26RK and the 32RK. New designs and sizes are reportedly in the works, as well.

Courtesty of the Manufacturer | | The new J/95 is poised to make a sleek and stylish debut in the growing fleet of daysailers. | And to stick with a thin-water theme, let’s turn to Rhode Island-based J/Boats and the planned spring launch of its new J/95 . This newest design from Rod Johnstone is a thoroughly modern, 31-foot throwback to the days when fast centerboarders were crossing oceans, winning races, and sailing the shallow bays of the Bahamas, Cape Cod, the Gulf, and the Chesapeake.

With its 200-pound bronze board up, the J/95 will sail in about 3 feet of water; with the board down the draft is 5 feet 6 inches. A 2,250-pound keel protects the boats saildrive, which is powered by a 14-horsepower Yanmar diesel. Belowdecks, there’s crouching headroom of 60 inches in the saloon, and with four berths and an enclosed marine head, the boat should be more than adequate for getaways.

Topside, a large and roomy cockpit indicates that the J/95 is intended to be the latest entry in the daysailer genre, targeting those drawn, perhaps, to the Alerion 28s and the new Morris M29. And though easy on the eyes, in a rendering at least, it’s got stylish and racy good looks rather than harping on tradition. This includes an open transom (a removable locker and helm seat are available), a centerline wheel, and twin rudders.

Look for a launch later this spring and, or course, a review in an upcoming issue of Cruising World.

And finally, another Rhode Island news nugget! Eric Goetz and his boatbuilding crewmates live to sail another day. The Bristol, Rhode Island, builder of such high-end, carbon- and other exotic-fiber boats as Puma’s Il Mostro, has emerged from bankruptcy with a new name, Goetz Custom Technologies , and a business plan that includes new raceboat projects balanced by a service business, a charter and brokerage arm, and lines of new semicustom Ray Hunt-designed powerboats and German Frers-designed sailboats. These designs will take advantage of the performance and fuel-saving potential of Goetz’s lightweight-construction capabilities.

The first order of business? Work resumes on two 82-foot sailboats that were under construction inside the company’s new 45,000-square-foot manufacturing facility when the doors were shut last fall.

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Astraya is a 2013 Seaward 32RK and one of the last of the model to be built. She is truly the Rolls-Royce of trailerable sailboats with her construction quality, full electronics, autopilot and 16,000-btu reverse cycle heat/AC.

Delivered new in 2013 and used seasonally as a day sailer in South Dakota, her current knowledgeable owners purchased her in 2016, added electronics and cruising gear, and maintained her in excellent condition. Her sails are in near-new condition, and her 30 hp Yanmar diesel and feathering prop provide quiet, dependable motoring. Since 2016 she’s been used seasonally and kept in fresh water, except for a total of 5 months in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. She can easily be transported with a ¾ ton truck or large SUV, with a trailering weight of around 12,000 pounds. At boat ramps, her retracting keel makes her quick and easy to load and unload.

The versatility of the retractable keel and rudder not only make her easy to trailer and anchor in protected shallow coves only a few feet deep and close to shore, but provide a surprising seaworthiness offshore.  The Seaward 32RK is self-contained for ease of trailering and one couple can easily hoist the mast and launch the boat themselves with no need for a boatyard or extra help. The keel, with 2,200 pound lead torpedo, provides a 6-foot 6-inch draft fully extended, and retracts with an enclosed electric deck winch to a draft of only 20-inches.  The mast is raised using the staysail halyard and a block and tackle system and the rudder retracts vertically into a cassette by just flipping a lever and lifting it up.

Interior Accommodations

Starting at the bow, the enclosed  V-berth stateroom  with long double-thickness cushions is comfortable for two people with ample storage and six feet of standing headroom. There is a 12v cabin fan, 110v power outlet, heating and cooling ducting for the Mermaid system and two cabin lights.

Just aft of the V-berth on the port side is the  head with manual toilet, single basin sink with hot and cold pressurized water and a separate shower stall. The shower stall has a handheld water nozzle and its own water control separate from the sink. The shower sump is plumbed directly to the bilge pump via a selector switch. There are two portholes for adequate ventilation and a duct for the heating/cooling system. The toilet is plumbed to a 25 gallon holding tank with both deck and macerator (if offshore) pumpouts.

Midships in the  main saloon is the U-shaped dinette on the port side and a settee on the starboard side with lots of storage below the settee cushions. This U shaped seating arrangement is also convertible into a berth suitable for 2 people; the table spins 90º and drops down for the cushions. The dinette table has a drop leaf system that will easily seat 4 people comfortably for a meal. The main salon is brightened by the teak and holly sole, four portholes, many cabin lights and bright white overhead. The high shine painted and varnished interior surfaces make cleaning a breeze. On the starboard side, the full settee is convertible into two seats with a cocktail table between them or, with the cushion in place, is big enough for a child to sleep on.

The  galley  is just aft on the starboard side and the compact  nav station  is opposite the galley on the port side. The double sink has a large drop in cutting board for food prep as well as a drop leaf countertop for extended space. The swivel faucet allows for the other basin of the sink to be utilized while the drop in is in. The galley has excellent light and ventilation for cooking, with an overhead deck hatch as well as a cabin fan. There is bulkhead storage for dishes and food and large storage areas below the sink. The fridge is just aft of the galley, easily accessible and very energy efficient.

Aft of the galley on the starboard side is storage and access to the Yanmar 3YM30 diesel and transmission. This model engine is known for its reliability and its smooth quiet operation. There is great storage for bulky items and engine or cleaning supplies when not in use, as well as easy access to the steering cables and rudder bracket.

On the port side, aft of the nav station, there is a  double quarter berth situated  under the cockpit seating, also with double-thickness cushions. This is a cozy berth for a couple to join for a weekend adventure.

The interior accommodations, seaworthiness and comfort that the Seaward 32RK offers are quite remarkable given her easy ability to travel to distant cruising grounds on her trailer.

Electronics and Navigation

At nav station and cabin:

  • Raymarine VHF w/AIS and Raymic remote at the binnacle (2016)
  • Kenwood AM/FM Pandora/Sirius/XM radio with remote control at helm station
  • Seadog 12v cigarette charging port
  • 110v power outlet
  • Seaward battery selector switch
  • AC/DC panel
  • Weems & Plath barometer
  • Weems & Plath analog clock
  • Weems & Plath temperature and humidity
  • Xantrex inverter on/off switch (not operational, but inverter is easily reached to switch manually)
  • Pro Mariner battery controller/remote display
  • Battery voltage monitor
  • AC source selector (shore power/off/inverter)

At helm station:

  • Raymarine eS97 9” display chart plotter (2016)
  • Raymarine EV-100 autopilot (2016)
  • Raymarine wind instrument i60 display (2019)
  • Raymarine depth sounder model: DST800 transducer (2016)
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • 12V Seadog cigarette charging port (starboard side in the cockpit)
  • Windlass remote control
  • Remote radio control
  • 2 cockpit speakers
  • Engine panel (tachometer and engine alarms)

LED masthead light

LED steaming light

LED deck lights

LED navigation lights

LED cabin lights

Electrical Systems

2 Group 39 AGM batteries (1 New in 2016)

1 Group 34 AGM battery (2017)

Xantrex XPower 3000 inverter (Note: the remote on/off switch at the nav station hasn’t worked since new, but the inverter is easy to access and turn on/off manually so it hasn’t been replaced)

Dual 30 amp shore power connector with Y adapter, 50′ cord

12V Cabin lights throughout the boat

110V GFCI outlets

(3) Caframo cabin fans

Mechanical Systems

Engine: 29 horsepower Yanmar 3YM30 Diesel 261.5 hours

Racor primary fuel filter with manual prime

80amp alternator

Engine raw water strainer (2020)

Propeller type: feathering Variprop

Prop Shaft: 1” dripless shaft

Anchor Windlass: Lewmar V700 (2016)

Anchor windlass controls on bow and at the helm station

Water Heater: 110v 6-gallon Seaward F-600. Also has heat exchanger circulation through the engine when away from shore power

Fresh water pump: 12V Jabsco 3.5 GPM

Pressurized water in the Head, Shower, Galley and stern wash-down shower

Bilge pump: Rule

Cabin Heating and Cooling: Mermaid 16500 BTU model: M16, reverse cycle

DC Nova Kool Refrigerator

Magic Chef microwave

Alcohol stove top

Jabsco manual head

Hull and deck

Double bow roller

Delta anchor on starboard roller

Ground tackle: 200’ galvanized ¼” chain, 150’ ½” nylon rode

Extra anchor and rode

Cruising Design International roller furler

Deck remote for anchor windlass

Stainless deck cleats: two on the bow, two midships, four aft (8 total)

Forward deck hatch with canvas cover

Coated lifelines with boarding gates at cockpit

Stainless grab rails

Walk-through transom

Two stainless dorade vents

Complete mast raising and lowering system with extra block and tackle to avoid removing the mainsheet

Stainless steel strike rail

Slotted toe rail from bow to stern

Navy canvas dodger (2016)

Navy canvas bimini with side curtains and connecter (2019)

Navy pedestal and hatch covers (2019)

Navy canvas winch covers

Custom companionway doors (2016)

Companionway hatch boards with storage bag

Sheet bags in cockpit

Cockpit cushions

Helm station backrest (2019)

Two stern rail seats

Flag with stainless pole and mount

Radar reflector

2-rung boarding ladder with extra 4-rung ladder for ease of access

Transom wash down shower

Electrically retracting keel

Manual retracting high aspect rudder

Sails and Rigging

Stackpack mainsail cover (2016) (extra cover included-new in bag)

Halyards all run internally

  • Main halyard
  • Staysail halyard
  • Spinnaker halyard

Jib furling line

Stainless wire standing rigging

US Spars anodized aluminum mast, single spreader

Aluminum boom

Tides Marine low friction mainsail track

Harken traveler

Two Anderson 12ST single speed winches

Two Anderson 40 ST two speed winches

Boom topping lift

Fixed backstay

135% headsail (2016, very good condition, used only for 1 month)

110% headsail (2016, rebuilt)

Full batten mainsail (2013, used 2020 only)

Full-batten mainsail (2013, very good)

Asymmetrical spinnaker (2016, new condition)

Miscellaneous and safety

2013 Magic Tilt trailer 

(Stored in Blaine, Washington)

New tires (2019)

Electric over hydraulic brake system (2017)

Miscellaneous and Safety

Yanmar spares kit with extra filters, alternator belt, etc.

Spare belt for autopilot

Three fire extinguishers

Spare water pump

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Howdy, I have been eyeballing these for a couple of years now since I saw one in in Dubuque, IA on the Mississippi. I never got to go aboard as the owner wasn't around but she sure had nice lines and looked like a well thought out fun to sail boat. At least from the dock. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info either way on the net about these 32RK boats. There also doesn't seem to be too many for sale at one time. I'm thinking that either the current owners are really happy with them, or they didn't make a whole bunch of them. They do seem pretty proud of the boat if you know what I mean $$$. Anyone on here ever been aboard, or better yet sailed aboard one? I would love to hear the good, bad and ugly of this boat.  

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I've been on one many times at boat shows, and I've read most everything I could find about them on the interweb, including watching the videos of their design and construction. If I had the cash, I'd own one. It is my favorite boat in terms of design, looks and features. The build quality also looks to be very high. Most importantly, it fits with the way I sail now, and how I want to sail in the future. There are a number of sailing magazine reviews of the boat; I think most of them are linked to the company website. They are all very favorable, citing especially the variable draft retracting keel. The only downside I see to buying one is the stability of the company. Hake Yachts (the owners and builders of the Seaward boats) has recently been unsettled. A couple of years ago, they announced that they were closing their manufacturing facility, and were henceforth going to be built at the Island Packet Yacht company factory. They cast the decision as good for both parties, as both had excess manufacturing capacity, and this would be economical for everyone. I saw it as neither were selling as many boats as they had been and needed to cut costs. Within a short period of time, IPY closed its doors, and was headed for bankruptcy or some other dire fate. There were lots of rumors on the web that Seaward was going to buy IPY, but we were hanging for about a month I think before that announcement was made. I don't know about the financial health of the company at this point. The ads I see in the national magazines for both IPY and Seaward each mention the other, but I definitely see fewer ads for the Seaward boats than the IPY boats. That may make sense as IPY has always been a bigger name than Seaward, but that may mean the Seaward line is less favored within the company. Buying a boat from a financially distressed company is not necessarily a really bad thing. Lots of us own Oday's, Pearsons and other boats built by companys that no longer exist. Because of the internet, help and advice is more readily available than ever before. Of course, you want your new boat's warranty to be honored, but that's a risk you may be willing to take. And Seaward (at least a couple of years ago) wasn't selling through dealers; only factory direct. Which means that "factory service" was never going to be easy unless you were near their facility in Florida. I don't know if IPY dealers have become Seaward dealers as well. For me, I'd buy the 32RK now anyway. I like the boat that much. And as we all must know, buying a boat is never a rational decision.  

I recently spoke to a broker who was a dealer for Seaward and he said that indeed they were being built at the IP factory. He said that they were going to abandon the 46RK since they already will be building IP's and Blue Jacket. So now we have three boats manufactured in the same facility. The way he put it was that we should expect to see an improvement in the 32RK's build quality as the folks at IP are renowned for build quality/fit and finish. From what I have been able to glean from the internet and one owner I spoke with, the 32RK is a great boat. A little sterile on the interior compared with some of the blue water vessels out there, but outstanding for what it was built for. He reported that he could sail inside 38 degrees and the boat would do hull speed under power if needed. With swept spreaders, I think a furling code zero would be a great addition for downwind action. Wonder how much that would cost to add? I've been reading Sail Magazine and there always seems to be an add for these sitting near a beach in the Bahamas. The reason I am attracted to the boat other than it's pretty lines is that you get performance, can get into skinny waters and still have the comforts of a cruiser. It seems if you want performance, you have to sacrifice creature comforts and vice versa. We currently own a 2012 Macgregor 26M which is a fun boat and really great to start out in due to it's price point. With the family getting taller, I think the 32RK will be a nice fit until my wife and I can get out to the big blue. :ship-captain:  

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Our boats are constructed from various proven composite formulas. Below the waterline, the outside layer of ISONPG Gelcoat is backed by a layer of vinylester which is impervious to water penetration and osmosis blistering. The general laminate that accounts for the structure of the hull, deck, and liner is a triaxial stack of unidirectional e-glass, hand-laid. Parts of the bow stem, rudder blades, and keel foil are unidirectional carbon fiber with a vinylester matrix. Our keel trunks are laminated as a part of the hull, as the hull is laid up. When the trunk is bonded to the deck, the result is an extremely rigid structure. There are no coring materials below the waterline and there are no cores that are not impervious to water anywhere on our boats.

Hull To Deck Joint

Each of our boat models have hull to deck joints that are mechanically and chemically joined. Each model has a hull flange designed for maximum mating surface with the deck. The 26RK hull flange is an inverted “J” style. The hull turns outward and downward at the gunnel, and the deck turns downward as well.

The 32RK model has inward turned hull flanges mated to the deck. The hull to deck joints on all models are extremely strong and watertight.

Keel Winch Mechanism

Our keels are housed in a trunk and moved vertically by a 12 volt winch mounted in a water tight box above deck. An ultrahigh strength synthetic cable 1.4 times stronger and 15 times lighter than comparable stainless cable, is routed from the winch drum through a series of stainless turning blocks to provide mechanical advantage to raise or lower the keel.  Our 32RK and 26RK models use 3 turning blocks, all with a 12,000 lb. rating. All components are designed to far exceed any load placed on them and are chosen to be maintenance free and durable in a salt-water environment. All components of the keel winch mechanism are easily accessible. Keel position is controlled via toggle switch from the cockpit.

Keel and Bulb

Our keels are constructed with hand laid outer skins of fiberglass and an inner core of polyester composit. There is no foam or coring material of any kind in the foil. Our bulbs are solid lead castings, and are joined to the keel by stainless threaded rods embedded in the foil. The rods run the length of the foil and through the bulb, and are capped at pockets at the bottom of the bulb with washer and nut. The cast lead bulbs are epoxy coated for better antifoulant adhesion. There are three 5/8” treaded stainless rods for the 32rk and 26rk models.

Yanmar Diesel

Our 32RK has a Yanmar diesel as standard equipment. The 26RK has a diesel or outboard options. The diesel choice for the 26RK is a Yanmar 2YM15 fresh water cooled two cylinder engine producing 15hp. When opting for outboard power, we recommend you purchase your motor from a dealer near you, and suggest a long or extra-long shaft model of approximately 7-9 hp. When outboard power is your choice, we supply an adjustable motor bracket on the transom at no charge.

The 32RK diesel is a Yanmar 3YM-30, producing 29 hp. This is a 3 cylinder engine.

All of our diesels are heat exchanger cooled, and have conventional prop shaft drives, with dripless shaft logs.

A gensets is available on our 32RK  model. Our gensets are single cylinder diesel powered, 4.2kw rated and fresh water cooled. They are housed in sound proofed compartments and are easily accessed for service.

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Details : 26 RK

Nicely Equipped at $98,500

The Seaward 26RK is set apart from others in her size and class by her spacious and open cabin, effective use of space and superb performance capabilities. Like all of our sailboats, the 26RK offers an adjustable keel and rudder.  With a draft range between 15” and 6’ you can adjust the keel from the cockpit to suit water depth as shallow as 18″ yet be extremely capable offshore.  Low center of effort sailplan and center of gravity, considerable hull form stability and ballast low in a bulb at the keel’s lower tip provides great stability. Clean underbody and high aspect foils assure high levels of performance on all points of sail. Standard, she comes nicely equipped.  Freedom to SAIL WITHOUT BOUNDARIES in style and comfort!

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Details :   32 RK

Nicely Equipped at $198,000

Inspired by the vast water geography of Florida, our Seaward 32RK is the perfect performance/cruiser combination. Generous in space and thoughtful in design our 32RK offers unique teak wood and stainless finishings and accents. Her cabin is comfortable and bright with eight opening ports and two deck hatches, allowing sufficient natural light to shine in. With capacity to sleep four comfortably, she is well appointed for a long journey or a day on the beach. From cooking to showering, and eating to relaxing, we understand your needs in each calculated design.

Never before has a sailboat performed with such distinction yet been so easy to trailer. Her keel not only enhances performance but affords flexibility and ease. With a draft range between 20” and 6’6” she rides close to the wind in deep waters and provides the flexibility and safety to sail in shallow conditions. Come aboard the 32RK and let’s talk about how to realize your dream of owning a quality sailboat that will take you where you want to sail without boundaries.

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2003 Seaward 32 RK

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Seller's Description

The owner bought this boat in 2003

General condition and any additional information

You will not believe the Like New Condition of this boat!

Standard features

We are very excited to present this one owner 2003 Seaward Yachts 32RK.

She is ready for your personal touches as you consider living your sailing dreams. Her Retractable Keel (RK) will open wonderful cruising possibilities in the shallows anywhere you choose to take her, whether by land or by sea. She is the ultimate Trailer Sailer!

While sitting comfortably on her lift each hurricane season, all rigging, canvas, and cushions were stored indoors. This fact alone has really helped preserve this boat. The standing rigging shows little or no corrosion. Not only has she been kept nearly new inside and out, but the owners have made some remarkable improvements to her sailing ability, all with the help and approval of her designer Nick Hake.

This boat has barely been used yet she has been meticulously cared for. The yanmar diesel has under 20 hours (im not kidding). The boat has never been slept in. The head never used, The refrigerator never used. Take advantage of this opportunity to own a like new boat at a severely discounted price. Many more photos at www.manateepocketyachtsales.com

Extra gear included

Garmin Chart Plotter and Raymarine Autopilot Barely Broken-in Yanmar 3gm30 diesel Flex-O-Fold Propeller Mainsail and Jib by Mack Sails CDI Headsail Furler Inner Forestay for Staysail Upgraded Kick-up Rudder Two Burner Gimballed Stove Refrigerator 120V/12V Magic Tilt Trailer

Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

This boat has a well designed modified Kick up rudder. The original rudder was configured as more of a dagger set up and very cumbersome looking appendage. the new rudder is a true Kick Up and beautifully done.

Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

Rudder is retractable Towing Weight 10,000 lbs Seaward Yachts 1979 Wild Acres Rd. Largo, FL 33771

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I have a 2002 Hake Seaward 32RK and am looking to replace the keep winch and install a new remote switch in the cockpit to replace the original pull-strings. Appears that the original model (Rule T20S) has been discontinued. Does anyone out there have experience with replacing the Keel winch on a Hake Seaward 32RK? Thanks in advance... Lindsay  

Tedd

@lindsaytodd , I'm not lucky enough to have a 32RK (great boat, by the way). But eTrailers.com recommends the Hawse Fairlead - 2,500 as the replacement for that model, on a trailer. Might be worth looking at. Harbor Freight also has a good selection of winches.  

Thanks Tedd, I will take a look at this one. I see it has the synthetic rope so I will need to check if it will run in the same pulley system for raising the keel. Will also check the size as space is tight as you can see in the attached picture. I recently bought a Harbor Freight 2500 winch for raising the mast and it works great and comes with a wired remote and wireless remote. I've thought about using it but would rather find a "marine grade" unit. I'm also looking at a Marine grade Endurance EMD2000SS ($367 at Northern Tool). It looks good, but will need to purchase a separate remote system. Sounds like I'm on the right trail... Many thanks for the suggestion!  

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Thanks for the photo and diagram of the winch system. I'm quite keen on the Seawards, especially the keel system, so it's nice to see some detail on how it works. The 26RK is on my short list. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the interior space and headroom, which are just a bit less than I want. The 32RK would be perfect in that regard, but it's outside my price range and also a little too big, I think, for regular towing and launching.  

HI again Tedd, looks like you are between boats just now? What have you had? What are you looking for? I also see you are in Vancouver... I have not sailed in your area but have chartered many boats out of Anacortes up into the Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast. It is beautiful up there! Maybe I can get back up there sometime if this Covid thing ever goes away. I am fortunate to find a 32RK that I could afford. Some History: I purchased my first sailboat, a 1972 Catalina 27 in 1995, got 2-foot-itis and in 2003 moved up to a 1978 C&C 36KCB (Keel-Centerboard). Sailed it from Tacoma, WA down the coast and up the Columbia River thru 4 dams (9-day trip) to Port Kelley, WA. I put many $$$ into it over the first 10 years and got lots of enjoyment on her. Everytime she needed bottom paint and maintainance, it was a 4-5 day trip down to Portland, OR (each way). Last year she was needing more $$$ than I cared to put into her so I sold her cheap and started looking for a smaller boat, possibly trailerable, that is easier to handle solo. I have a friend that has a 1995 Seaward 25 that I was pretty impressed with, so started my research. I came to the same conclusions you did on interior size. It was going to be pretty hard downsizing from a 36' to 25'/26/ Seaward. Then I found there were two Seaward 32's on the market in the NW. I test sailed a 2013 Seaward 32RK in Seattle and was really impressed. It feels like it has the same room as my old C&C 36 (with less storage) and she handled really nice. I could handle all the sails myself from the cockpit. Only issue was price... So I drove to look at a 2002 Seaward 32RK in the middle of Farm country in Oregon. This boat was older, but has been stored in a shop since 2007, so she looks brand new... and was $50K less $$. So we made a deal and now she is at the boat yard getting prepped for this summer in the San Juan Islands.  

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Hi @lindsaytodd , I started sailing a Bombardier 3.8 as a kid, self taught, and then a sailboard. But I didn't sail at all from my mid twenties until nearly sixty. Busy doing other things. In 2017 we bought a Macgregor 26S classic. I probably would have bought something a little bigger--maybe a Hunter 260--but my wife wasn't at all sure she was going to like sailing, so we bought something cheap that I could be happy sailing on my own if it turned out she didn't like it. As it turns out, she does like sailing, so w've sold the Mac and are looking for something more comfortable. I'm retired now so we can do some longer trips. There are only two things keeping me out of a Seaward 32RK. One is price, but I could actually stretch to that price level if everything else was perfect. But I also feel that the 32RK is just a bit too big for the kind of trailer sailing we do. We keep the boat at home and tow and launch it every time we sail. We do generally go for multiple days at a time, so the time spend launching and rigging the boat is "amortized" over several days of sailing. But, even so, my sense is that the 32RK is just a bit too big and heavy for that kind of operation. And, as I said before, the 26RK is just a bit too small. Again, if it were just me, then the 26RK would be fine. But it feels a bit small inside for two people to spend, say, a couple of weeks on. For a long time the boat at the top of my short list was the Hunter 260. But I've recently decided to up my budget so I'm now looking at some other boats that I had previously rejected as being too expensive. I'm looking very closely at a couple of models from TES, in Poland. TES has a Canadian distributor and I've talked to a couple of TES owners here who are very happy with their boats. TES makes a range of trailerable boats from about 24' up to 28' that are all cruising oriented, with galleys, heads (and marine toilets), good headroom (more than 5'8" even on the smallest boats), and European-style A-frame mast-raising systems. I still think the Hunter is a great boat but the TES boats have a couple of features I really like that the Hunter lacks, including "walk arounds," which I've decided is something I really want. I was advised by the TES 28 owner I talked to that the 28 is probably too big for regular towing and launching. Not so much the boat itself, which he says launches fairly easily. But the mast is heavy enough that it's a chore to rig and stow, even with the excellent mast-raising system. But I'm looking very closely at the other models.  

Tedd said: Hi @lindsaytodd , I started sailing a Bombardier 3.8 as a kid, self taught, and then a sailboard. But I didn't sail at all from my mid twenties until nearly sixty. Busy doing other things. In 2017 we bought a Macgregor 26S classic. I probably would have bought something a little bigger--maybe a Hunter 260--but my wife wasn't at all sure she was going to like sailing, so we bought something cheap that I could be happy sailing on my own if it turned out she didn't like it. As it turns out, she does like sailing, so w've sold the Mac and are looking for something more comfortable. I'm retired now so we can do some longer trips. There are only two things keeping me out of a Seaward 32RK. One is price, but I could actually stretch to that price level if everything else was perfect. But I also feel that the 32RK is just a bit too big for the kind of trailer sailing we do. We keep the boat at home and tow and launch it every time we sail. We do generally go for multiple days at a time, so the time spend launching and rigging the boat is "amortized" over several days of sailing. But, even so, my sense is that the 32RK is just a bit too big and heavy for that kind of operation. And, as I said before, the 26RK is just a bit too small. Again, if it were just me, then the 26RK would be fine. But it feels a bit small inside for two people to spend, say, a couple of weeks on. For a long time the boat at the top of my short list was the Hunter 260. But I've recently decided to up my budget so I'm now looking at some other boats that I had previously rejected as being too expensive. I'm looking very closely at a couple of models from TES, in Poland. TES has a Canadian distributor and I've talked to a couple of TES owners here who are very happy with their boats. TES makes a range of trailerable boats from about 24' up to 28' that are all cruising oriented, with galleys, heads (and marine toilets), good headroom (more than 5'8" even on the smallest boats), and European-style A-frame mast-raising systems. I still think the Hunter is a great boat but the TES boats have a couple of features I really like that the Hunter lacks, including "walk arounds," which I've decided is something I really want. I was advised by the TES 28 owner I talked to that the 28 is probably too big for regular towing and launching. Not so much the boat itself, which he says launches fairly easily. But the mast is heavy enough that it's a chore to rig and stow, even with the excellent mast-raising system. But I'm looking very closely at the other models. Click to expand
lindsaytodd said: Thanks Tedd, I will take a look at this one. I see it has the synthetic rope so I will need to check if it will run in the same pulley system for raising the keel. Will also check the size as space is tight as you can see in the attached picture. I recently bought a Harbor Freight 2500 winch for raising the mast and it works great and comes with a wired remote and wireless remote. I've thought about using it but would rather find a "marine grade" unit. I'm also looking at a Marine grade Endurance EMD2000SS ($367 at Northern Tool). It looks good, but will need to purchase a separate remote system. Sounds like I'm on the right trail... Many thanks for the suggestion! Click to expand

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Hey, thanks for the response. The new winch is getting installed with deck foot switches at the mast and a toggle switch at the helm. Also just found that the fuel tank had several minor leaks... ... so putting ordering a new tank. Even though this boat was stored inside most its life, condensate sat in the bottom of the tank and corroded the aluminum. BTW... your 32RK looks beatiful!  

Thank you! Are you going to replace with the standard 20 gal tank or enlarge capacity? or a 2 cell system. I really wish we had a larger fuel cell so no on deck jerry cans are needed. We have so many 32RK mods here and if you want we can share them with you. As ours is stored at our home so I'm tinkering with projects between trips. Next project starting solar arch with davits & mast crutch support so we can remove the aft pole support.. You can contact any time as we 32RK owners need to collaborate. Jeff 602-571-6750  

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Jeff2642 said: Thank you! Are you going to replace with the standard 20 gal tank or enlarge capacity? or a 2 cell system. I really wish we had a larger fuel cell so no on deck Jermyn cans are needed. We have so many 32RK mods here and if you want we can share them with you. As ours is stored at our home so I'm tinkering with projects between trips. Next project starting solar arch with davits & mast crutch support so we can remove the aft pole support.. You can contact any time as we 32RK owners need to collaborate. Jeff 602-571-6750 Click to expand

We also have a plan to sail the San Jauns but in a few years, as we are getting prepared to cruise the Sea Of Cortes in October. We will look forward to hearing your story's. I had the companion way doors as we have such extreme temp swing here in the desert and nates come summer so we go from screen to lexan. As weather permits the doors lift off and store in the V-birth. we can still utilize the drop boards if needed. The dorade guards we made here out of some scrap tubing given to us (buddies with lots of 316). We still need the bungee so the jib sheets don't get caught on the keel stem as we often sail with only 1/2 the keel in the water. Enjoy you new to you craft! Fair winds Jeff [email protected]  

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