MERCURY 18

MERCURY 18 insignia MERCURY 18 photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin Keel
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
18.00 ft / 5.49 m
LWL:
13.00 ft / 3.96 m
Beam:
5.33 ft / 1.62 m
S.A. (reported):
200.00 ft2 / 18.58 m2
Draft (max):
3.08 ft / 0.94 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
1,100 lb / 499 kg
Ballast:
635 lb / 288 kg
S.A./Disp.:
30.09
Bal./Disp.:
57.73
Disp./Len.:
223.52
Construction:
Plywood or FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1939
Last Built:
# Built:
Builder:
Nunes/W. D. Schock/Moore Sailboats
Designer:
Ernest Nunes
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Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
30.09
Bal./Disp.:
57.73
Disp./Len.:
223.52
Comfort Ratio:
12.61
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.07

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
18.40 ft / 5.61 m
J:
7.30 ft / 2.23 m
P:
21.92 ft / 6.68 m
E:
9.08 ft / 2.77 m
SPL/TPS:
ISP:
S.A. Fore:
67.16 ft2 / 6.24 m2
S.A. Main:
99.52 ft2 / 9.25 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
166.68 ft2 / 15.48 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
25.07
Est. Forestay Len.:
19.80 ft / 6.03 m

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Notes

One of the first one-design boats specifically designed for plywood construction and built only in wood until 1952. Hulls since then are of fiberglass.
Not to be confused with the CAPE COD MERCURY.



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