The Hawk 20 is a product of 35 years of experience. The Reids are a very nautical family and through sailing other boats they came up with a design that offered a yachtsman a sailing yacht that is stable, robust and more importantly able to withstand the rigours that our waterways can throw at us.
The hull is 6.10 metres but is both self draining and self righting. With a draft of 0.23 metres she will float in the shallowest of puddles making launching and retrieval very easy indeed. The rudder is transom hung and stored onboard when towing or raised when on a permanent mooring.
The mast can be stepped and un-stepped easily by a couple of persons negating the need for expensive boatyard costs.
All in all this is a splendid day sailor with an excellent pedigree.
Boat has been used as a training boat in the past but is in above average condition. Included in the sale is a fully braked raod trailer, Suzuki 4-stroke outboard engine, mainsail, roller furling genoa and spinnaker gear.
This sailing vessel has a 5 hp Suzuki outboard. The engine has done little these last seasons and is in good order.
The mast is aluminium section and stepped on the deck. Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging.
Boat was fitted with the spinnaker option which included spinnaker rigging and launching hoop.
The 140 square foot mainsail provides good off wind boat speed and the easy reef system allows the sails to be reefed using one line led to the winch. The mainsail can be flattened easily using the clew out haul and back stay tensioner.
Flying a kite couldn't be simpler thanks to the innovative stainless steel guide ring mounted to the stem head fitting. This facilitates the launch and retrieval from a through hull chute which sits flush with the foredeck. This leads in turn to a large diameter tube to the main bulkhead through which the spinnaker is launched and recovered where it remains until required again. This negates the need for re-bagging and clear of the crews feet.