Gloucester 18 (Whitecap)

1974 — 1984
Designer
Harry R. Sindle
Builder
Lockley Newport Boats
Associations
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# Built
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Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
18 0 / 5.5 m
Waterline Length
16 6 / 5 m
Beam
6 7 / 2 m
Draft
0 7 / 0.2 m 4 11 / 1.5 m
Displacement
760 lbs / 345 kg
Ballast
130 lbs / 57 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
176 ft2 / 16.4 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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P
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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I
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J
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Forestay Length
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Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Fuel Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Calculations

Hull Speed
5.44 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
33.81
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
16.45
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
75.53
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
5.6
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.88
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

First sold as WHITECAP by Lockley-Newport, and then GLOUCESTER 18 by Gloucester Yachts.
Years are approximate.
Not the same as another GLOUCESTER 18, also from Gloucester Yachts, which was a re-branding of the BUCCANEER 18, originally built by Chrysler Corp.


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