Review of Happy Sailer 18

Basic specs..

The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 0.76 - 0.86 meter (2.49 - 2.79 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Happy Sailer 18 is 2.64, indicating that this boat would not be accepted to participate in ocean races.

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 5.5 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Happy Sailer 18 is about 72 kg/cm, alternatively 408 lbs/inch. Meaning: if you load 72 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 408 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

What is a Ballast Ratio?

What is Displacement Length Ratio?

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio) Indicates how fast the boat is in light wind: - Cruising Boats have ratios 10-15 - Cruiser-Racers have ratios 16-20 - Racers have ratios above 20 - High-Performance Racers have ratios above 24 Sail-area/displacement ratio (SA/D ratio): 32.04

Maintenance

When buying anti-fouling bottom paint, it's nice to know how much to buy. The surface of the wet bottom is about 13m 2 (139 ft 2 ). Based on this, your favourite maritime shop can tell you the quantity you need.

If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

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Long shot but I will try. I am looking for the dimension/measurement for the swing keel on the German and/or Canadian produced Wegu Happy Sailor 18. Was able to contact the manufacturer as they are still in business regardless of dropping the boat production decades ago. They have nothing other than sales brochures saved to PDF. Need to replace the keel on this boat as it’s 45+ years old and served it’s time. Any assistance is appreciated. I know there are many of these small boats servicing Europe still. Canada, very few, if any at all.  

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According to this, SailboatData.com - HAPPY SAILER 18 Sailboat , it looks like they have a centerboard. The drawing should provide some guidance as to the shape -- do you have any pieces of the old one that you could use as a model? It would be fairly simple to make a new centerboard out of two sheets of marine plywood, shaped and then wrapped in fiberglass. You might want to include a pocket for lead weights near the bottom, since Sailboatdata shows some ballast figures.  

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For some years now Dave Selby has been keeping us entertained in PBO with antics in his Sailfish 18. He is obviously very fond of his little boat and the Sailfish is one of the better boats I have owned too.

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Dave Selby in his own Sailfish 18 on the Blackwater. Photo: John Rogers

Like most cruising sailors I claim that I do not race. Well this is only true to an extent for when another yacht starts to overhaul me I instinctively pay more attention to my sheets and trim to get every extra fraction of speed that I can.

It was on one such occasion when sailing my Robert Tucker Silhouette (a boat that always got me there eventually) that my sailing mate Maurice sped past me in his new Sailfish 18.

So, being the sort of sailor who changes boats as often as he changes his cars I started to look for a Sailfish and it wasn’t long before I found one about 80 miles away.

She was owned jointly by a woman and her seafaring husband and had spent most of her time on their front lawn while the husband was away at sea.

The woman told me that she wanted to get the boat off the lawn and that her husband had asked her to sell it. I wondered… but who was I to question?

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Certainly my wife gets a bit iffy if I leave a boat on the lawn for too long. Husband was a chief engineer, so as I expected, on inspection everything mechanical in the boat and on the trailer was first class. And, like all Sailfishes she was a very fair price so I towed her back to Rye.

Reluctant modifications

Maurice told me that the first thing to do was to modify the keel lifting arrangement. This was to avoid winding the keel down so far that it dropped out of the bottom of the boat.

At first I was reluctant to do this because everything on this ex-chief engineer’s boat worked so well, and as any engineer will tell me ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’.

The modification required some surgery like cutting off the top of the keel case and this seemed a bit drastic. But with Maurice’s help and guidance the job was done and a chain added to prevent losing the keel when winding it down. Many Sailfish 18 owners have done this, but not all.

The next useful improvement was a cover for the cockpit . The cockpit was not self draining from the sole. It did drain from the benches so I made a folding ply cover for the cockpit to prevent rainwater entering the cockpit when the boat was left on her mooring but instead drained directly on to the side benches and away.

This meant I could leave her for long periods on her mooring and not come back to a ‘bath’.

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Clive’s mate Maurice’s Sailfish 18 Tansy on her chain mooring at Rye

There is also a cockpit locker where some owners might like to store their outboard motors . They are vulnerable hanging over the transom. The rudder is transom hung and easy to remove and maintain.

With her large roller jib and modest mainsail the Sailfish 18 was easy to sail single-handed from the cockpit. An outboard bracket was easily accessible and I found a 4hp motor adequate for most situations.

The cockpit is a good size. Visibility looking ahead is for some a bit restricted but I liked the shelter provided by the bulkhead (you can always sit on a cushion to improve vision). Going forward she has a good sized foredeck which makes anchoring and catching a mooring easier than on some boats.

Design features

Down below the cabin is light and spacious for an 18ft boat with the case for the vertically lifting keel in the middle of the cabin, a useful base for the table top. The large windows give an all round good view and we had curtains to keep the sun out when required.

The lifting keel is a lead casting inside a GRP shell weighing 250lb (113.4kg). This is lowered by winding a handle many times as soon as the boat is in deep enough water.

Since I always got off my mud berth as soon as the boat was afloat I had to wind down the keel when underway. If single-handed this required a certain amount of agility and sense of timing – it’s much easier with a crew. When underway in shallow water it pays to have a little of the keel down.

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Photo: Mervyn Maggs

What surprised me was this little boat’s performance. I sailed her downriver and into Rye Bay and there were few boats sailing faster. She also handled the chop very well and was a reassuring and comfortable boat to sail.

Maurice’s boat was very fast when using her cruising chute. My boat had a certain amount of built in foam buoyancy but I have never calculated or tested to see if it is adequate.

There is an excellent Sailfish owners’ association and this is the sort of subject that owners can discuss.

I’m very conscious of the need for good buoyancy when offshore and if I still owned the boat this is something I’d want to investigate and make improvements if required.

Trailer-sailer

The Sailfish 18 is a trailer sailboat  but I only trailed her 80 miles and then used the trailer as a yard trolley. Most of the time I kept her afloat or lying in her mud berth with just an annual haul out for maintenance.

The saltwater tidal flood would often be followed by rain water joining the ebb. This and the fact that for two thirds of the time she was in the mud meant that I rarely needed to renew her antifouling paint – just one of the many benefits of a mud berth and a mix of salt and fresh water to confuse the cling-ons.

If you want to regularly trail the boat you will need a decent trailer and this can cost more than the boat. Some information is given on the association’s website.

I’d be inclined to take the boat to a reputable trailer manufacturer and ask them to supply a suitable easy launch trailer. I always prefer the sort of boat trailer bearings that I can inspect myself.

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The 2006 meeting of the Sailfish Association at the Cam Sailing club. PBO’s Dave Selby is crew in the blue boat. Photo: Judy Stratford

At any one time you can usually find half a dozen Sailfish 18s up for sale, priced from around £800 to £1,999. So if you want to get afloat in a great little cruiser without spending a fortune the Sailfish 18 is worth considering.

The Sailfish Association is very active in arranging sailing activities and events. It’ll be their 50th anniversary soon and there’ll be many events worth attending. The cost of membership is just £2 per annum. For more details, email: [email protected]

Sailfish 18 specifications

Length overall: 5.64m (18ft 6in) Beam: 2.18m (7ft 2in) Draught (keel up): 0.30m (1ft) Draught (keel down): 0.91m (3ft) Sail area, main and genoa: 16.16m2 (174ft2) Weight (min): 454kg (1,000lb)* Ballast: 113.4kg (250lb) Designer: Leo da Costa/Maxim Marine Builder: Maxim Marine/Skellon Yachts/Victoria Rampart

*Yacht weights vary according to age, equipment and many factors. You should take it to a weigh bridge if you need an accurate measurement of weight for trailing.

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1982 Victoria 18 sailboat $2200 OBO

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Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that we put our beloved 1982 Victoria 18 sailboat, “Vicky” aka the “JenJoeJã” for sale. We bought this boat new at the boat show at the mall Memorial Day 1982. In the mid-1990s, we sold her to a neighbor, only to buy her back a few years later. She is in good condition for ~40-year-old sailboat and has been the pride and joy of our family and friends all these years.

The Victoria 18 is a stubby keel sailboat built in Florida by McVay yachts, with beautiful classic lines and a small amount of teak design. Our “Vicky” has a light blue gel coat. She has 500 lbs of lead in her keel, but only draws 24”. She has swept back spreaders and no backstay. These boats are very easy to sail, with a comfortable cockpit for 3-4 adults, and a cabin down below. She comes with the original 4 cushions, boom cover (which needs a little mending at the mast) and tiller cover, all standing and running rigging and lines, 3 sails (main, jib, spinnaker), and trailer. She has a motor mount and we do have an outboard motor for her (4.5 horsepower Mercury with an extension shaft designed for the Victoria 18), though we have not used it in several years, preferring to sail to/from our mooring (this is made very easy with the roller furling jib!) She is very easy to trailer and launch. She has spent most summers moored off our house on Lake Charlevoix in East Jordan, MI, and most winters stored inside, and is currently shrink-wrapped on her trailer at the 4 Seasons Marine in East Jordan.

Some improvements we have made to her over the years:

  • New mast from Dwyer mast in 2012
  • New main custom cut by Will Paxton at Quantum Sails in 2016
  • New jib custom cut by Will Paxton at Quantum Sails in 2018, designed especially to be partially “reefed” on the roller furling
  • Installed roller furling on the jib
  • All new halyards and sheets with in the past 5 years
  • Installed rigging for a spinnaker, and have a custom designed symmetrical spinnaker with pole
  • We have added blocks at the mast to run the halyards to the cockpit to make hoisting and dropping sails and furling/unfurling the jib much easier
  • We added a Cunningham system and a topping lift for the main/boom
  • In 2018 we had the hull, deck, and teak professionally cleaned and polished, though the deck does have a few small wear marks
  • We have redone the bottom paint a couple of times
  • In 2019 we replaced the cockpit through-hulls and repaired a few small areas on the hull that had water ingress
  • We ran electrical for a masthead light, though rarely use it because we generally only sail her during the day.
  • The trailer has JUST been refurbished with all new wiring, lights, axel grease, bearings, etc.

This is an excellent day sailor for couples, families, friends. The loads are relatively low for a keel boat, and it’s a great boat for teaching new sailors/kids. Trimmed well, the Victoria 18 will sail quite quick in a light breeze, and with the roller furling, it’s easy to reduce sail area if the wind picks up. And with only a small amount of teak, she’s easy to maintain. The sails alone are worth $1200. We’re asking $2200 (OBO) for the boat, sails, trailer and all associated rigging. You pick it up in East Jordan, or arrange for her delivery.

There are two very active Facebook groups, Victoria Eighteen and Victoria 18, and a lot of information online about this classic sailboat.

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Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

Derived from the earlier MINUET. Two versions were built; A sloop and a very limited edition cutter with a bowsprit. The number built listed is only a rough approximation. Just before the factory closed, a VICTORIA 17 was introduced, a shortened version of the 18 with an outboard rudder. It is thought that they exist in very small numbers.

Victoria Yachts was a company founded by the designers son, Bill McVay. The location was: 203 Benson Junction Road DeBarry, Florida 32713 USA

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    A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize. Formula. 32.45. <40: less stiff, less powerful.

  23. 1982 Victoria 18 sailboat $2200 OBO

    Trimmed well, the Victoria 18 will sail quite quick in a light breeze, and with the roller furling, it's easy to reduce sail area if the wind picks up. And with only a small amount of teak, she's easy to maintain. The sails alone are worth $1200. We're asking $2200 (OBO) for the boat, sails, trailer and all associated rigging.