|Engine power||30 - 70|
|Gallery||16 photos and 1 video|
|See also||Outboard Dory 16, Fast Skiff 17, Harbor Master 19, Panga 20, Panga 22, Panga 25|
The OD18 is the big brother of the OD16. The OD16 was first designed as an 18' hull then shrunk in length to 16' at the request of the first builder. The OD18 hull is longer but has the same beam and freeboard. The only difference is the slanted chine: while we prefer the stepped chine of the OD16, this slanted chine was requested by potential builders. It is easier to build. We added a spray rail.
The displacement at DWL is 1,630 lb.. The PPI is 322 lb.
A US Coast Guard capacity tag would show max. capacity 6 persons or 850 lb., 1050 lb. persons motor and gear. Max. 30 HP with tiller steering, 70 HP with remote steering. It would be very easy and legal to calculate a tag for 8 persons but the boat would be crowded.
This boats transom is designed for a standard 20" shaft. The transom can easily be modified to accept other shaft lengths.
We show two layouts: center console and dual side consoles. The plans include separate instructions and plans for the center console and for the side console. There are several console options, each with plans.
It is easy to add a gunwale (deck) all around the cockpit or even a small cabin forward.
Outboard Skiff 18
[OB18] A planing vee-hull designed for semi-protected waters
[PH18] A flats fisherman dream. Light weight, easy to pole, very shallow draft
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