I see that a good proportion of your posts mention capsizing. I think you worry about it too much.
Obviously, anything is possible, but in all normal circumstances, when cruising the waters for which it was designed (inland and in sight of the coast) I'd say that providing you have a half competent crew on board, your boat is in good order with appropriate sail for the conditions you can discount capsize as a risk worthy of attention.
Thanks Greg always good to have something to worry about in these covid troubled days You are of course correct probably because I never sailed dinghys when younger like many more sensible sailors so have never 'pushed' a yacht/dinghy to its limits.
I got the capsise formula from https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/seahawk-17 like you it is not something i had noticed before.
By the way I can swim like a fish so no idea why I worry probably more concerned that all my kit ends up in the drink.
I've sailed mine really hard on a beam reach in strong winds and 3m swells and never came near a capsize. Shrimpers nearby were nearly laid flat. Seahawks are pretty stiff boats but the rule is always reef early!
On 25 May 2020 16:03, "2011venator [via SeaHawk Forum]" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Seahawks seem pretty stable little boats to me but the capsize screening formula rates them at 2.45 which seems higher than some other small cruisers anyone ever capsized in rough weather?
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