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
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
Builder:
Nunes/W. D. Schock/Moore Sailboats
Designer:
Ernest Nunes

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
30.09
Bal./Disp.:
57.73
Disp./Len.:
223.52
Comfort Ratio:
12.61
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.07
S#:
3.20

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
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

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 or wood.
Not to be confused with the CAPE COD MERCURY.

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