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Submitted: 10-05-2007 by WJ
I have an 18S - plastic not fiberglass.
I FIRST got one with the flush hatches. They leaked some in big waves and bow splashes. Mine warped on the bottom - a problem only a few boats ever did, but it was replaced from the factory with a new boat, another modulus, with round, rubber hatches replacing the flush hatches. Much better. Both boats tracked well with the skeg up, but with side winds, or cornering winds, or cross currents, the skeg keeps it straight. very nice.
At 50lbs for an 18footer it's light, virtually indestructible, and has a nice high cockpit to break waves. I find the knee braces not too high at all, and like the room inside the seat with a wetsuit. Seatback is higher than some boats for greenland or laid-back rolls, but lifting your hips up puts you on the back deck fine.
I saw at least 15 of these at the Ski to Sea race in Bellingham, WA last spring. Fast, light, lots of cargo room, very maneuverable with the right techniques out of the cockpit. FUN FUN FUN boat. Great company.
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