We designed the 16â Stornoway for Walt Scherf and having built that boat, he asked me to draw up an 18â fast dayboat based partly on the Stornoway model but with lower sleeker lines. What has evolved is a hull with 6 planks per side and a very narrow flat bottom panel to make construction easier. The plans have been drawn up for clinker/ply construction but the plank shapes are given for stitch and tape construction too. For both methods, construction starts with a ply backbone epoxied to the narrow bottom panel making a very strong âTâ section.
The standard plan uses a aerofoil sectioned daggerboard for maximum efficiency but she could take a hinged centreboard. There is plenty of room for buoyancy and dry storage.
18' Cormorant Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'10"||0.56m|
|Sail Area||149 sq.ft||13.83 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||475 lbs||215 kg|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge with 6 planks per side|
|Construction Methods||stitch and tape and clinker ply|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||
18 x 6mm sheets
2 1/2 x 9mm sheets
1 x 12mm sheet
1 x 18mm sheet
|Guidance Use||3 or more adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|