Page updated: 1 November 2016
An Ideal Trailer Sailer and First Yacht
This site celebrates the SeaHawk. It's a 17ft GRP drop-keel yacht, supplied in two and four-berth variants. It is used by many owners as a Trailer Sailer and is often advertised as an ideal first boat.
If you simply want to find out a little about the SeaHawk it's best to start at the Builders page and then work through the rest of the items under "The Boat" on the main menu. To get an overview of how the site is organised scroll down below the image of the day.
Visit tomorrow to see another image of a SeaHawk!
Mike Douglass' "SeaHawk" (#405), one of a number with this name, on Little Hoveton Broad
The site is aimed at a number of audiences, hence the structure of the main menu:
- The Boat: for first time visitors who will want to know about:
- The construction and main design features of the boat
- Its sail plan and rigging
- Cabin options
- Inboard and Outboard engine options
- The history of the design
- How it was promoted by its builders
- A Gallery showing examples of the design with a commentary
- Reviews featured in the press and from both owners and others
- Owners: who are expected to want to:
- Find how others have tackled repair and maintenance issues
- Be inspired by other owners customisations
- Learn about good cruising waters and the local slipways
- Swap trailer and trailing tips
- Meet with other owners
- Buyers: who are expected to want to:
- Know where to look to buy a SeaHawk
- Know what to look for when inspecting a boat
- Find out the age of a particular SeaHawk
- Sellers: who are expected to want to:
- Know where to advertise for the quickest sale
- Get an idea of value
- Advertise on the site
And of course, the site aims to encourage discussion about this great little boat, hence we have a Forum where anyone can register and post questions, tips, photos, logs of cruises and more.
Some of the information on this site is speculative, based on memory, observation and guess work, although increasingly it relies on information supplied by other owners, so please do provide corrections or confirmation of anything found on the site via the site's Forum (the preferred approach). However, you can if necessary.
The site is maintained by Greg Chapman who became a SeaHawk owner (#267) on Easter Day 2004. (It meant he had to create another section on his Greg Afloat site, where he tries to keep a blog of most of his boating activities up to date.)