Redwing 18 by Chesapeake Marine Design

Power camp cruiser


Length overall18' 6"5.64 m
Beam6' 6"1.98 m
Draft1'0.3 m
Berths2
Weight1200 lbs544 kg
Engine power5 - 10
Hull construction Stich-n-glue, Plywood
Gallery 16 photos
See also Redwing 21Redwing 21 Pilothouse
compare

Tags: redwing

URL: http://www.cmdboats.com/rw18.htm

Description:

REDWING 18 is based on a Chapelle design of traditional construction. I saw a review of the design in WoodenBoat Magazine (No.82) and set to dreaming about a cruise in the backwater marshes of the Chesapeake's Eastern Shore. Many of these back waters are too narrow for a sailboat to tack but are passable with a small power cruiser. I designed a plywood version and included other changes to make her easier to build while keeping the traditional appearance of the Chapelle design.

This design has proven to be an ideal pocket cruiser to exploring creeks, coves and backwaters at modest expense to build and operate. The motor is enclosed for silent running. She is a handy size and weight for trailering behind most cars. Enjoy a relaxing pace of travel on the water. Speed is 6-9 knots depending on power. Look for a design review in Boat Design Quarterly (No. 1) and a construction How_to article in WoodenBoat magazine (Issues # 179, 180, 181, & 182 - contact the WoodenBoat Store for these past issues.). Included are plans for both a glue and screw construction version (1/2" plywood and epoxy over straight frames), and a new stitch and glue version. Plans include: materials, lines, construction, and arrangement. A full size frame plan is available.

Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power) is $10000. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.

Redwing 18

Layout
Layout
Open launch version
Open launch version

Photo gallery

Redwing 18 motoring
Redwing 18 motoring

Tent
Tent

At the dock
At the dock

At the dock
At the dock

On mooring (w/o motor well)
On mooring (w/o motor well)

Lapstrake Redwing 18
Lapstrake Redwing 18

In shallow water
In shallow water

On the beach
On the beach

Redwing 18 on the trailer
Redwing 18 on the trailer

On the trailer
On the trailer

On the trailer with tent up
On the trailer with tent up

V-berth
V-berth

Looking in to cabin
Looking in to cabin

Drawer under bunk
Drawer under bunk

Redwing 18 motor well
Redwing 18 motor well

Storage in motor well
Storage in motor well

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Redwing 21 Redwing 21 by Chesapeake Marine Design
Power launch
21'
6.4 m
7' 6"
2.29 m
- 15 - 30
Redwing 21 Pilothouse Redwing 21 Pilothouse by Chesapeake Marine Design
Pilothouse power cruiser
21'
6.4 m
7' 6"
2.29 m
- 15

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