Early forerunner of the Seaward

Seaward Fox

16' 6" 17' 4" 14' 10" 1' 7"/2' 7" 25' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 34%

Nick Hake

Starboard Yacht Co.

1979-1985

portable portable

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

16' 6" 17' 4" 14' 10" 1' 7"/2' 7" 25' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 34%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Nick Hake

Starboard Yacht Co.

1979-1985

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 1,850 lbs.

Nick Hake started Starboard Yacht Company in 1979 with the cute little Slipper 17. Over the years the dimensions varied a bit, and so did the rig (cat or sloop), the deck configuration (deckhouse or flush deck) and the name of the builder (Starboard, Seaward, Hake Yachts) but with Nick Hake always in control. See the Seaward Fox II on page 56 for more. Best features: Relatively wide beam gives her more space inside compared to her comps. She was available over the years in several different layouts, including two-

berth, three-berth, and the four-berth model shown. (Two berths is probably the maximum most sailors would want to try, except for those with very small children.) Worst features: The early models had a rudder with too little area for quick manueverability (note the deeper rudder on page 56). Shallow draft, whether in the plain keel model (1' 7" draft, shown here) or the centerboarder, is insufficient for good upwind performance. Sail area is on the low side (later corrected by adding 20 square feet on the Seaward Fox II).

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Solo II (16)

16' 2"

7' 4"

1' 9"

1,100

400

24.0

167

NA

5.1

7.9

150

2

3' 6"

Slipper Deckhouse 17

16' 6"

8' 0"

1' 7"

1,250

425

20.7

171

NA

5.2

7.7

238

4

4' 3"

Com-Pac Sun Cat 17

16' 8"

7' 3"

1' 2"

1,350

200

19.6

179

NA

5.2

9.4

147

2

3' 2"

Seaward Fox II (17)

17' 4"

8' 0"

1' 9"

1,350

450

22.3

145

NA

5.4

7.8

247

4

4' 3"

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