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Old 08-23-2019, 05:28 PM   #1
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Seaton / Durbeck’s

Hi, looking to connect with any other Seaton designed, Durbeck’s built trawler owners on the forum. I got one a few years back, that I am very happy with and not sure why I’d ever want something else. This boat is heavy and solid, and feels like a little ship but accessible and sized right to handle single handed. I rode out a hurricane last year on anchor, and just felt at home. Anybody else feel the same way about their old Seaton?
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:45 PM   #2
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Welcome. First time I have seen these. Nice boat. Is the rigging for paravanes?
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:52 PM   #3
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There was a yellow one for sale about 4 years ago. I was going to make an offer pending a trip to look closer and get survey.
By the time I thought about it for a few hours the listing was changed to "Pending"
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Yes, paravanes that are pretty easy to deploy. Also keel cooled and dry stacked. The only negative in my book is the noisy Detroit generator. I’m probably looking to change that, and downsize from 20kw to 8kw.

That yellow one is back up for sale on yacht world, if you search “seaton” and looks like a well loved boat as well.
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Yes, paravanes that are pretty easy to deploy. Also keel cooled and dry stacked. The only negative in my book is the noisy Detroit generator. I’m probably looking to change that, and downsize from 20kw to 8kw.

That yellow one is back up for sale on yacht world, if you search “seaton” and looks like a well loved boat as well.
Good set up. I'm going keel cooled and dry-stacked as well when I build my boat.
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Badass designs built heavy, ready for ocean service.
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Stella is a 1989 Seaton 56. Don't know all of the history but we were told that six hulls were made and fitted out in custom yards. Our deck and cabin was designed by Neville and built at the Ross yard in Clearwater. I know of one other that is in Alaska as a crewed charter boat.

I have been aboard a steel Seaton 50, named Combahee at the time. She was originally Nahama and is pictured in Beebe's first edition of Voyaging under Power.
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I saw one yesterday on the hard at Green Cove Springs Marina in Florida. It was bow out so I didn't see its name. Looks like it needs some loving.
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Years ago, I almost bid on a Seaton. At haul out, so many blisters, the hull would have to be peeled ..... MY surveyor and the owner started tap dancing..... Right then, I lost faith on surveyors.
Another point, german cockroaches..... Once you have them, they are there forever, even if you fumigate the boat.
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A coupl’a Seaton boats are featured in Voyaging Under Power.
These boats have a perfect look about them a bit like a Gardener boat.
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Yes, paravanes that are pretty easy to deploy. Also keel cooled and dry stacked. The only negative in my book is the noisy Detroit generator. I’m probably looking to change that, and downsize from 20kw to 8kw.
Keep the 20KW and build a better sound box.
IF you insisted, go with a 12KW.
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