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Old 14-09-2011, 19:49   #1
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Seawolf Hudson Ketch 44

I am looking to buy a Seawolf 44 foot Hudson Ketch 1978 for ocean crossing; does any one out there has any experience with SeaWolf Ketch? What are the major problems you have encountered with Seawolf ? How does she sail and can she point at all? Do you think she is a seaworthy boat? What do you like about Seawolf?
Thank you for sharing your experience and advices!
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Old 16-09-2011, 13:40   #2
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Re: Seawolf Hudson Ketch 44

Well they are beautiful vessels, lots of wood. You definitely want one that has new decks as they are notorious for rot along the thousands of screws that hold her teak deck in place.
Big beautiful boats, lots of maintenance, good stable sailor.
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Old 17-09-2011, 06:33   #3
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Re: Seawolf Hudson Ketch 44

Welcome to the forum.

From what I hear they make a good liveaboard, can handle a bit of rugged weather, and sail ok if you're not racing inclined.

You should join LeakyTeakyYachtClub : LeakyTeakyYachtClub

They're a bunch of enthusiastic, helpful owners of Formosas, CTs, Hardins and Seawolfs. They'll give you loads of advice and information too.
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Old 17-09-2011, 11:06   #4
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Old 21-10-2011, 04:54   #5
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Re: Seawolf Hudson Ketch 44

I wish I would've read this post before buying, I probably still would've bought her anyway. The boats name is Black Orchid, the was still online last I checked. I've had my boat for a year and have gone out about every other weekend. I live aboard, there is plenty of room and it feels like a small apartment at the pier.

It sails well, I've been out in 20 knots reefed without issue. San Diego doesn't get much wind.

The deck.. the surveyor didn't catch it but I did during the first rain storm. I still have the original teak, very nice and 3/4" think at some points. Unfortunately the screws have well, screwed me. I spend most the sumer filling in the delaminated plywood core with epoxy. I think I was about 30-40% delaminated. Probably should have recored it but I can't afford that right now, the job I did ended up costing over $1000 in materials and about $200 in booze for my part time helpers. I recaulked it too. It feels good and strong now, no more soft spots. It looks great too.

I've also got blisters on the hull, hundreds of small ones. Not a big deal, I'm keeping an eye on them when I clean my hull.

Overall I am happy with my Seawolf. She has a great classic look and the odd compliment at the pier or on the water makes me proud of her.
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Old 21-10-2011, 05:00   #6
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dano72.
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Old 08-11-2011, 18:55   #7
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I have experience with a Mariner ketch not Sea Wolf.
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Old 08-11-2011, 18:59   #8
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Re: Seawolf Hudson Ketch 44

welcome..i have a garden design--mine is a formosa 41 yankee clipper. have you communicated with the leaky teaky yacht club-is a yahoo group and folks have done all this before with our boats. good bunch. cannot take the place of this group, of course, but excellent garden ketch intelligence pool.
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Old 16-07-2015, 08:37   #9
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Re: Seawolf Hudson Ketch 44

A fabulous boat for living and sailing in comfort. not the best sailor (she's a ketch!) and not so good pointing but safe and comfortable and what's the rush anyway? I'm looking al over for my old Seawolf 44, Tambala, and will try and buy her back if I find her.
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Re: Seawolf Hudson Ketch 44

I'm looking at an'84 Hudson Seawolf for a south pacific trip. Anyone here made this voyage in any 44 Hudson's? If so, any insight?

Much appreciated
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