• Mobile App For Android Now Online!

    Download it here. The app is searchable in the Google Play Store under Sailboat Owners.

    Sorry iPhone/iPad users, we are still waiting on Apple. :(

    Click the X in the upper right corner to make this go away

Seaward 25 construction

Jul 30, 2019
Seaward 25 777 Fort St. James
I was reading this archived review of the Seaward 25 from 2003:

which is very complimentary about quality of materials, design and workmanship. But then again, when do you read a damning review of something by a publication that survives on advertising revenue?

Among other things the review states that:
"Deck hardware is tapped into 1/8″ aluminum plates bedded in the fiberglass lamination, which has been tested to 14,000 psi, Hake says. 'The aluminum has been tested to withstand 20,000 psi.' ”
Elsewhere I have read of concerns because, at least in the early years, there were no backing plates for deck hardware. I wonder when this change to embedded backplates might have occurred. Does anyone know the answer to this?


Jul 29, 2018
O'Day 35 Buzzards Bay
Practical Sailor has no advertising revenue, all subscription based.