Norwalk Island Sharpies
San Juan 24
The Ideal 18 is a state-of-the-art keelboat, easily raced or daysailed by one, two or more persons. Appealing to modern
sailors, the new design is easy to maintain, simple to rig and sail, trailerable and good-looking. It's also maneuverable
and fast. The hull is completely hand-laid, using gelcoat, mat, coremat and roving. Seats, seat backs, cockpit floor
and splash-rail are built into the deck mold. By using equipment and sailhandling techniques tested and popularized
during the past ten years, Ideal 18 performs well with "no muss, no fuss." All deck fittings, blocks, jib traveller,
roller furling unit, and cleats are Harken ball bearing fittings.