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Typhoon 18 (Weekender)

1967 — 1986
Designer
Carl Alberg
Builder
Cape Dory Yachts
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG solid laminate
Associations
Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association

Dimensions

Length Overall
18.50 ft / 5.64 m
Waterline Length
13.92 ft / 4.24 m
Beam
6.25 ft / 1.91 m
Draft
2.60 ft / 0.79 m
Displacement
2,000 lb / 907 kg
Ballast
900 lb / 408 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
155.00 ft2 / 14.40 m2
Total Sail Area
155.11 ft2 / 14.41 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
96.25 ft2 / 8.94 m2
P
22.00 ft / 6.71 m
E
8.75 ft / 2.67 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
58.86 ft2 / 5.47 m2
I
19.08 ft / 5.82 m
J
6.17 ft / 1.88 m
Est. Forestay Len.
20.05 ft / 6.11 m

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.62
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
45
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
331.03
heavy
Comfort Ratio
17.49
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.98
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The DAYSAILER model has a slightly larger cockpit than WEEKENDER.
With nearly 2000 built, this was Cape Dory’s most successful model.


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