Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






 Not a Member? 



Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » J - Boats starting with 'J' » Johnson

Previous Product 
Johnson 18 weekender
Reviews Views Date of last review
3 4340 Fri July 13, 2007
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $5.00 9.0












Description: Johnson 18 weekender
Keywords: Johnson 18 weekender
 


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.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
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 

 
Pros:
Cons:

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.

------------------------------
Our fellow citizens have been led hoodwinked from their principles by a most extraordinary combination of circumstances. But the band is removed, and they now see for themselves. --Thomas Jefferson
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
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
This user is offline
 


Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.