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|See also||Catbird 16, Catbird 24|
CATBIRD 18 was designed as a shallow draft sailboat with cruising accommodations for two adults and one or two children. A Vee berth is forward and large quarterberth is to port. A self bailing cockpit and effective sprit boom rig combine to provide a capable pocket cruiser. Look for a design review in Boat Design Quarter (No. 3).
Glue and screw construction is 1/2" plywood and epoxy over straight frames. Plans include: materials, lines, construction, and sail plan. A full size frame plan is available.
Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power or sails) is $12000. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.
Waller TS 5.4
17 ft fast trailer yacht in moulded timber or strip plank WRC
Waller TS 540
17 ft multichine plywood version of the TS 5.4 trailer yacht
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