Re: Johnson 18 weekender
Yes, a different boat indeed... Looks pretty nice, actually. I'd say the cockpit will be self bailing and there's enough 'keel' there that it should have some initial stability. Nice big cockpit and tight overnight accommodation... good for short term 'camper' cruising.
Have you compared to others like the Siren 17, or the smaller Precisions etc?
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