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Texas Sled 18


Category: Fishing Powerboats
Texas Sled 18 by bateau.com
Texas Sled 18 by bateau.com
Texas Sled 18 by bateau.com
Texas Sled 18

The Texas Sled 18 is a flats boat with an inverted vee hull. The inverted vee hull or Sea Sleds is a well proven concept: air trapped in the tunnel lifts the hull and creates a cushion that soften the ride. Inverted vee hulls were difficult to build at the time Hickman invented the shape (1914), Their structure is subject to more stress than a regular vee hull but thanks to today’s material, the problem is solved.

The large water plane gives a very shallow static draft: 5″ at 1,800 lbs. The TX18 is a very stable fishing platform thanks to the hull shape.

The TX18 has a low freeboard: it is easy to get in and out of the boat while fishing.

Based on builder’s requests, we show a shallow cockpit and center console.
We show a standard layout that can be customized. The decks can be extended, the gunwales can be wider and the sole can be raised.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Jacques Mertens
Year of Design:
2006
LOA:
18'
Beam Length:
8' 1" (2.47 m)
Draft Length:
5" (12 cm)
Displacement:
850 lbs (224 kg)
Materials:
Wood
Fiberglass
Other
Propulsion:
outboard
Skill Level to Build:
some experience
Cost:
$85
Website:
Contact Information:

1360 SW Old Dixie hwy #103
Vero beach FL 32962

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