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Johnson 18 weekender
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Description: Johnson 18 weekender
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Author
desilou2
Junior Member

Registered: June 2001
Review Date: Tue June 19, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Built by the Johnson Boat Works of
Minnesota. Shoal keel with a
center-board. Closely resembles
a Precision 18. The ballast is
2 removable lead weights of about
100# each. The boat weighs about
1200# (without ballast). A well
built easily trailerable boat.
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RAGNAR

Senior Member

Registered: February 2007
Posts: 4345
Review Date: Tue March 13, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is more of an update than a review.

I just got an email from a Johnson 18 fan.

It seems that after building ~150 boats, production of this highly-regarded 18 stopped. Then Catalina bought the molds, built 12 boats, but they never got a handle on the marketing reqs.

Currently, a California boatbuilder is negotiating for the rights to the name and molds. If things work out, the 18 is expected to become available in both its original configuration, and a carbon version with tapered mast and trap.

I've always loved this boat. I hope it makes a strong comeback.

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Anonymous
Review Date: Fri July 13, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $5.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: fun, responsive, fast, easy to recruit enough crew
Cons: no new boats int eh fleet as of 1999 when catalina stopped production

This is a review of the Johnson 18. Not the Johnson 18 Weekender.

The Johnson 18 is a 2 person sailboat designed by Rodger Martin. See http://johnson18.org/ for more information.

or
Discussion group at:

http://groups.google.com/group/johns...e-design?hl=en
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