|Engine power||70 - 90|
|See also||Phantom 16, Phantom 22|
The ideal engine is 70 or 90 HP but some builders installed engines up to 125 HP. With a 70 HP, she will go faster than a fiberglass boat of the same size fitted with a 125! This boats transom is designed for a standard 20" shaft. The transom can easily be modified to accept other shaft lengths.
This boat is identical to our Phantom 16 but 2' (60 cm) longer. That extra length is all in the cockpit: foredeck and aft decks are exactly the same than in the 16' model.
The plans show a standard deck layout with, starting from the bow, a large anchor locker, ample storage space under the foredeck with access from the cockpit side, a large self-bailing cockpit with ample storage for fishing rods under the sides, a center console with more storage under the seat, an aft deck with, in the center, a large circulating baitwell, a fish box and a tackle locker. A seat cushion with snaps is usually fitted on that part of the boat. Battery, pumps, filters and drain valves are located under the outboard well, accessible through a large hatch. Other layouts are possible, it is very easy to customize this boat. The fuel tank can be located under the foredeck, just behind the chain locker or under the center console. The plans show rigging pipes running from the console to the outboard well, under the cockpit floor.
The Phantom differs from conventional flats boats in many ways:
Outboard Skiff 18
[OB18] A planing vee-hull designed for semi-protected waters
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