Generein, I've owned (second owner) a Seaward 32RK (2002) for almost two years now; out of St. Pete FL. Besides woods riding my Yamaha YZ250, she's the most fun I've had in years. She's well built, as stated and the 20" draft
is very forgiving for this 63yo novice
sailor in need of much grace. The boat has some interesting peculiarities, not unlike her owner. E.g. having hardly any keel makes docking
difficult especially in wind
; significant leeward drift and lack of control in reverse. I occasionally spin into the dock
by stern or bow at the mercy of the wind
. I've practiced to where I can pretend to look confidently in control. LOL. I'm just starting to feel comfortable and confident with exploring (usually solo) the coast/bay.
Nick sold me an an "upgraded rudder" but turns out it doesn't readily install without major mods. I'm in the process of returning the unused rudder
to Nick. I've had it for almost a year. Nick has kindly offered to install it but he seems to be covered up with busy.
The relative low weight permits me to hoist her up on a lift
where she resides between jaunts.
I have a 20K 3-axle trailer which I customized for it but have yet to pull it out of the water
with this trailer. I've had all the in-mast wiring
professionally coupled in anticipation of mast
lowering (mast hasn't been lowered since it was originally splashed). I'm in the process of rigging
a system to lower the mast
. Lowering the mast on the 32 is a bit more involved than advertised, especially without the experience. Feel free to PM me if you're still interested and/or have specific questions. Sorry for the delay in responding.