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Old 09-08-2008, 08:23 PM
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Hello Guys,

Previous lurker, noob, first post.

Just took delivery on a new 2008 SeaHawk 36".
Twin 315 HP Yanmar turbo diesels.
Spartan, this manufacturer builds ferry, scuba and fishing machines.
Design by Joe Langlois, (he designed and built "Thunderball", of "DR. NO" fame.
Naval architect with more thatn 50, 100' plus yachts.
Everything from hull up "one of".
Massive construction. Awesome power. Great handling.

Anybody operate a SeaHawk out there?
Builder is Mike Wyatt, in Sebring, FL.

Would love to hear any feedback.
So far, vessel is like a brick shithouse.
Neutral-easy steering, great in a sea-way and workmanship 1st class.

Thanks,

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:28 PM
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My buddy actually broke one in half running into a 3' head sea @ 15 kts. You should have done your research before you decided to begin selling them.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:58 AM
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I looked carefully at one in the keys last year. It was about a 2002 model with twin yanmar 440's. It was in very good condition and CHEAP, only $100K. I liked it but the construction was just too poor. Tiny vertical untreated wood supports for the deck. The deck appeared to be divinycell cored, very weak. You could push in the hull sides with your hand. It just wasn't built as well or as strong as a 20' bayliner, nuff said. I'd never want to be caught in a storm in the ocean in it. You'd never keep the bottom down.
I hope the newer ones are better built.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:34 PM
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EODContender - 9/8/2008 8:28 PM

My buddy actually broke one in half running into a 3' head sea @ 15 kts. You should have done your research before you decided to begin selling them.
Looks like a direct hit! Damage control. Damage control.
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EODContender - 9/8/2008 8:28 PM

My buddy actually broke one in half running into a 3' head sea @ 15 kts. You should have done your research before you decided to begin selling them.
Ummmmmm......ahhhh.....I am speechless after this one.
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Do you still have the Sea hawk 36. I go to Bimini a lot and the keys and am interested in getting one. For the money they seem like a really awesome boat. Do you have any issues with yours?
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Originally Posted by mikec568 View Post
Do you still have the Sea hawk 36. I go to Bimini a lot and the keys and am interested in getting one. For the money they seem like a really awesome boat. Do you have any issues with yours?
This thread is 10 years old. Hopefully someone will be able to give you some input

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Originally Posted by rustyshakelford View Post
This thread is 10 years old. Hopefully someone will be able to give you some input

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OP died back in 2009 when his SeaHawk split in half and sank in 3ft seas.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:04 PM
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Who is OP? I was asking Virga..
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Was this the second time one spilt in two or are you just messing around?
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Originally Posted by mikec568 View Post
Who is OP? I was asking Virga..
Ten years later and you think he is going to answer you?
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Ten years later and you think he is going to answer you?
Probably not, but now I'm curious if what onewolf said has any merit. These seem like well built boats now so was trying to get some honest opinions on it from a previous owner.
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