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Johnson 18 #153, Des Moines, Iowa, $6,995

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Johnson 18 #153

I have my Johnson 18 for sale, located in Des Moines, IA. I have over $10k invested into this boat. Bought the boat in 2015, and have made quite a few modifications to it since.

I replaced the spinnaker pole with a beefier version made by offshore spars in 2017, its bulletproof. Replaced most of the lines with high tech tapered ones. I faired the centerboard so that it doesn't hum when being sailed, we hit 19 knots and it still didn't hum. Trapeze system is installed for heavy air. Added a full under deck spinnaker retrieval system like the one on the Viper 640 or VX One. The spinnaker halyard and retrieval line are continuous and as you hoist the spinnaker, the pole auto launches. Replaced the stock rudder with a Nacra F18 Infusion rudder for better control and less cavitation and stalling (stock rudder is included as well). North Main and spinnaker have one season on them, still crisp and fast. The headsail was bought in 2016, It is still crisp and has a good shape to it. Old main and spinnakers are in fair condition. Hull was wetsanded, buffed, and polished this year. Comes with spartan trailer in excellent shape.

The boat is superb to sail. Selling because I am looking to upgrade. Details Below.

Sails:

  • 2018 North Tri-Radial Fathead Main
  • 2018 North Dynakote Spinnaker
  • 2016 North Radial Headsail
  • Original Bowers Main
  • Original Bowers Heavy air spinnaker
  • Original Bowers Light air spinnaker
  • 3 sets of battens. Heavy, medium, and light

    Upgrades:

  • Replaced Sprit with beefier carbon pole in 2017
  • Installed spinnaker scoop under foredeck
  • Re-faired centerboard so it no longer hums
  • Nacra f18 infusion Carbon Fiber Rudder fitted into stock housing.
  • Wetsanded and buffed hull 2019
  • New England Endura Braid Tapered Spinnaker sheets
  • Marlow Excel Pro Tapered continuous spinnaker halyard and retrieval line.
  • New England Endura Braid Tapered tack line
  • Samson MLX Tapered Jib sheets
  • Velocitek Speedpuck
  • Zhik Hiking straps
  • Trapeze System installed
  • Ronstan Orbit Auto Ratchet cheek blocks for spinnaker

    Email Carson at carson470@gmail.com

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