sailboat is extremely stable.
The fixed lead wing
keel and wide beam
make this sailboat fun to sail in windy conditions. Once I
caught out on the Chesapeake Bay during a small craft advisory.
This sailboat handled the waves and wind just fine.
some spray over the bow but I never felt in danger. In
this sailboat will heel to no more than 30 degrees and start rounding
up into the wind. At 30 degrees, the rudder cannot get a bite
into the water to prevent it from rounding up. At this point
usually before) I put a reef of two in the mainsail to reduce heeling.
Check out this video link of sailing
the Seaward Fox
sailboat is very well
constructed. There is no balsa coring used. It is
like a small battleship. The wing keel is bonded and bolted to the
solid fiberglass hull. A description of the construction can
found at Hake
Yachts. Unfortunately Hake
Yachts stopped making this
sailboat model in 2000. My
sailboat was made in that last year.
information can be
obtained from The
Trailer Sailor Seaward forum.
This is a great forum with very
this sailboat was in great
shape she needed a few upgrades
to make her even more comfortable
particularly in the cabin. See my other pages below regarding
sailboat projects and additional thoughts on the Seaward Fox sailboat.
Some of the
ideas I got from Tim
Marks (another FOX sailboat
owner). Visit Tim's
website for he
has some great ideas!