Typhoon 18 (Weekender)

1967 — 1986
Designer
Carl Alberg
Builder
Cape Dory Yachts
Association
Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association
# Built
1982
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG solid laminate

Dimensions

Length Overall
18 6 / 5.6 m
Waterline Length
13 10 / 4.2 m
Beam
6 3 / 1.9 m
Draft
2 7 / 0.8 m
Displacement
2,000 lbs / 907 kg
Ballast
900 lbs / 408 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
155 ft2 / 14.4 m2
Total Sail Area
155.1 ft2 / 14.4 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
96.2 ft2 / 8.9 m2
P
22 0 / 6.7 m
E
8 9 / 2.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
58.9 ft2 / 5.5 m2
I
19 1 / 5.8 m
J
6 2 / 1.9 m
Forestay Length
20 0 / 6.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.0 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.62
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
45.0
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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