Originally Posted by Coyote
I like the clean style of the Hake 32. I would love to see a 40.
I have really only one question... Everything I saw on the Hake was quality and well thought out. The engine was a new style Yanmar with the service parts forward and easy to reach (even the pump impeller plate is on the forward side!)... The hardware was all top quality. The decks were designed to never have a water intrusion problem. BUT... I guess that I just think like an offshore sailor: What happens to that ballasted keel if the boat gets upside down??? Does it slam towards the hull? The trunk encasing the keel is amazingly strong. I know the numbers on our traditional boats, and each should right on their own, but I need to crunch the numbers on the Hake to see what will happen there.
Otherwise I love it... Not quite the ambiance of the Tartan's teak, but it was designed so you could pull out the cushions and spray the interior down with a hose. Doubtfully as rugged as the Pearson Vanguard, but the decks won't get soft if water gets in. And I really like the ability to traverse the skinny water areas both in the Keys and Bermuda and the ability to go over skinny water to get into a protected harbor is exciting.
I like the option of trailering it across country, and of course the ability to take her inland in times of potential storms. You can still sleep aboard while trailering one from here to there. It would/will be a temptation in the future!