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Old 24-05-2014, 13:00   #16
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Re: Happy to join the Seawind family!

Good luck with your new 1160. I think the hull extensions are a great idea. It is something I thought of doing to Double-Wide. Our boat was the 1st 1160 in North America, hull #3. Please let me know if I can help with the learning curve.

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Old 27-05-2014, 13:07   #17
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Good luck with your new 1160. I think the hull extensions are a great idea. It is something I thought of doing to Double-Wide. Our boat was the 1st 1160 in North America, hull #3. Please let me know if I can help with the learning curve.

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Thanks! I'm not sure I would have coughed up the money to add them but they were a very nice addition to inherit. I'll definitely let you know as questions come up.
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Old 27-05-2014, 15:05   #18
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Re: Happy to join the Seawind family!

Any chance of photos of the extensions?
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Old 27-05-2014, 15:47   #19
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Any chance of photos of the extensions?
I posted a few pictures here: Strikhedonia Seawind 1160: Hull Extensions I'll try to take a few more this weekend.
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Old 27-05-2014, 15:55   #20
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Old 27-05-2014, 16:05   #21
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I posted a few pictures here: Strikhedonia Seawind 1160: Hull Extensions I'll try to take a few more this weekend.
I really like that design. The lower freeboard on the inboard extensions allows water from a following sea to drain out more quickly and also allows old weak tired small guys like me to get from the dinghy to the sugar scoop more easily. I am probably going to make that mod to mine soon. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 27-05-2014, 16:51   #22
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Re: Happy to join the Seawind family!

Sounds very similar to the extension done by Mark on s/v Reach where apart from the increased buoyancy advantages he picked up an additional 1 knot sailing and motoring with his 40ft Manta extensions.

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Old 27-05-2014, 18:18   #23
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I posted a few pictures here: Strikhedonia Seawind 1160: Hull Extensions I'll try to take a few more this weekend.

Beautiful! Looks like the 4' extensions we did on our old Seawind 1000.


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Old 28-05-2014, 07:49   #24
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Re: Happy to join the Seawind family!

I agree that your Seawind 1160 extensions look great and makes the boat look so much sleeker than the standard 1160. I really hope that Seawind start doing this like they have done to make the 1000 XL.
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Old 28-05-2014, 08:23   #25
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Yep, I've fallen in love with her curves. I'll post later once I have some data on the speeds I'm seeing. Would love to see the 1 knot improvement that SV Reach achieved but since the 1160 is already a sleek boat, I'm doubtful that there will be that much improvement. But as Tomfl pointed out, they make a big improvement to getting in/out of the dingy and the water too.
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Old 28-05-2014, 08:40   #26
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Yep, I've fallen in love with her curves. I'll post later once I have some data on the speeds I'm seeing. Would love to see the 1 knot improvement that SV Reach achieved but since the 1160 is already a sleek boat, I'm doubtful that there will be that much improvement. But as Tomfl pointed out, they make a big improvement to getting in/out of the dingy and the water too.
I think there is a real speed difference. I have had discussions with Ian Farrier about how important it is to keep the stern from wallowing and the extensions tend to keep the stern higher. But for me just as important as speed is how much more comfortable the boat is is a sloppy seaway.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:28   #27
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Sorry it took so long, but here are a few more pictures of the hull extensions:

Strikhedonia Seawind 1160: Seawind 1160 Hull Extensions Part 2
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The hull extensions certainly improve the lines of the boat. Not being a marine engineer myself I wonder why they curved the extensions up out of the water instead of following the waterline. I assume that they would be in contact with the ocean in certain sailing conditions, maybe it results in a smoother wake.
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