Rebuild of a Herreshoff America

18' 2" 20' 0" 17' 9" 2' 2"/4' 11" 28' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 24%

Hutchins Design Team Hutchins Company 2002-present 205 sq. ft. portable 10 gal.

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

18' 2" 20' 0" 17' 9" 2' 2"/4' 11" 28' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 24%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Hutchins Design Team Hutchins Company 2002-present 205 sq. ft. portable 10 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 3,500 lbs.

The Com-Pac Horizon 18 is a reconstruction of the Herreshoff America (page 35), pursued after builder Hutchins bought the tooling from the last of many molders of the original vessel, first built in 1971. In the comparison below, it is easy to see that many small changes were made in the design—for instance, adding two inches to the beam, and 100 pounds to the ballast (but without increasing the overall weight? hmmmm . . .). Best features: Reduced sail area (note lower SA/D versus comps) may slow the Horizon down a little in light air, but advantages more than compensate, e.g., reefing can be delayed a bit versus her comps, and less area results in a lighter mast and boom, making it easier to raise and lower the spars at a launching ramp. The modern deep and high-aspect rudder combined with the keel-centerboard combination should give the Horizon the ability to point higher. The four opening ports and cabintop hatch are a big plus, especially in summer heat. Worst features: With the new underbody, the ability to remain comfortably upright "on the hard" is lost. As for the steering wheel shown, let it suffice to say a tiller would be better.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Mystic Catboat 20

20' 0"

8' 0"

1' 10"

2,300

700

Herreshoff America 18

18' 2"

8' 0"

1' 10"

2,500

500

Com-Pac Horizon Cat 18

18' 2"

8' 4"

2' 2"

2,500

600

Herreshoff Eagle 21

18' 2"

8' 2"

1' 10"

2,700

700

Menger Cat 19

19' 0"

8' 0"

1' 10"

2,900

600

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

23.1

184

315

5.6

11.8

270

2

3' 11"

22.4

200

324

5.6

13.5

257

2

4' 0"

17.8

200

NA

5.6

12.4

284

2

4' 6"

26.4

207

NA

5.7

12.4

264

2

4' 0"

21.2

207

NA

5.8

15.0

267

2

4' 10"

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