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Old 23-05-2020, 11:21   #1
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Anybody know this boat?

I have a Stan Huntingford “Seahawk 48”. It was built in Tacoma boat works in 1977, launched in 1985 for a 10 year circumnavigation. I have yet to find anybody who has owned one!
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:52   #2
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HI ....I bought one a year ago...hull was designed in 1976...I have the first hull of 12....it was not launched until 2007.
I too have been looking for more owners ..there is much info I need and donot have access to....How do you like yours ?
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:44   #3
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Wow! Yes we love it. We are a family of 4 that live aboard on Canada’s west coast. “Elrond” was made in The tacoma boat yards in 1977 and launched in 1985. The owners then circumnavigated for 10 years. It then spent many years on the hard until the last owners purchased it about 14 years ago. It sails beautifully, is much faster than I would have thought. Often 6-7 kts. We have had it up to 8.2. We dream of going far one day but we need to fix things up before that happens. Where did you find yours? Strangely enough, I did see a hull in a tiny marina on BC coast a few summers ago, it was tied up, no mast and almost empty hull. I never did talk to the owner. How did you find out yours is number 7?
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Old 09-01-2021, 23:11   #4
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Glad to know I am not the only one here...My boat was #1 hull .... the builder was private named Dan Johnson ....my understanding is he purchased the mold ....had my boat made and sold the mold to to a builder ...I will assume it was your Tacoma Builder .....my boat is a rear cockpit design ketch rig....and when I bought was 85% done .I am planning to install a hard dodger by spring
I am on the island as well....my boat is unusually fast as well....comfort ratio is extremely high ...do you know how much yours weighs ...I was told 26 ton but that is unusual for a 48 ' boat.
How many feet of sail does your boat have ?...I considered swapping to a sloop but the ketch is easier to single hand.
What motor do you have ? mine is a 60 hp Perkins...adequate but a bigger prop would be nice.
What autohelm are you using ...this is my next purchase.
Is your steering hydraulic or cable ?
are you on the hook or ?
cheers
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Old 12-01-2021, 22:50   #5
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Cool. Mine is a center cockpit Cutter ketch. Mizzen is generally the first and last up. Under sail it balances extremely well with the rudder cantered and the mizzen adjusted accordingly. once balanced it might loose 5 degrees in 45 minutes of sailing, it’s almost like autopilot. I have reefed the mizzen a few times, But when is starts blowing 15 kts or more I drop the main and say sail and run full mizzen and genoa. Our power is a Ford Lehman 4 cycle 80hp. I run it at 1850 rpm with the red line at 2300 and we get about 6 kts. I hauled out in September and did 3 weeks of work on the hard, small blisters and through hulls. it weighed in at 56,000 lbs. No water and 1/4 fuel. 1200 liters of water and 1250 liters of fuel it will hold. It has hydraulic steering, wagner. It was a chore to fix the leaks and get it working properly but it seems good now. Autopilot is original Alpha 3000. It runs a small motor in the engine room that again drives a helm pump. I am waiting for the motor to come back to see if I can get it going as I have loads of spares for it. We spend 8 months in Victoria harbour and the other 4 months on the hook where ever we end up. I have two anchors on the bow, both CQR 75 and 250’ of chain on each anchor. This hold well, we anchor a lot and have only dragged a bit once in a big wind storm in Gibsons last year. Second to the walk in engine room, the hard doger is the best part. It drops into a queen bed which is nice while sailing with all the pillows and cushions. It’s like romper room, kids play lego and we are very comfortable .
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Old 22-01-2021, 15:24   #6
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HI ... I am jealous of your center cockpit ...it would have been my first choice.., the hull was designed for it... but mine is rear cockpit and I donot know why ...seems to have a lot of poorly used space ... yours sounds great ...a walkin engine room would be a treat ...you should post layout and rigging on sailboat.data....I will do the same ...maybe we can attract some other Seahawk owners ....my last boat had a club with 80 members ...it was great because there was always someone who had your question or issue before ...made it easy to make decisions.
How do we exchange personal info on this site ?
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Old 22-01-2021, 18:47   #7
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I tried sending you a pm, check your box and see it it came through, not sure so did it right....

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