Core Sound 18

$500.00$2,250.00

The CS-18 is an open interior design with the home builder in mind.  It is designed for an above deck fuel tank and with a moderate bow flare and timeless lines.  This boat is built using the cold molded method and best suited for those with boat building or woodworking experience.

Boat Plans include prints detailing assembly of the boat and full size templates to trace and cut all jig parts.

Jig Kit includes prints detailing assembly of the boat, plywood jig parts CNC cut, USCG flotation foam, USCG capacity placard and HIN assignment.

NOTE:  Jig components include stringers, transverse frames, bulkhead and transom, plus temporary structure.  We do not include all plywood like the FRS series because hull side and hull bottom are cut to fit during assembly using the cold mold method.

Jig Kits are shipped by motor freight or can be picked up from Morehead City, NC.  Shipping will vary by destination and you should contact us for a quote before placing an order if you plan to have the kit shipped.  Some ball park costs from past shipments are ~$250 for South Carolina and ~$450 for southern Florida and Texas.

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Description

The CS-18 is a small inshore skiff with flare reminiscent of the iconic Harkers Island work boat.  At a length of 18.5′ it will fit in most home garages and can be built as a tiller, side console, or center console.  This skiff is best suited for inshore and protected waters and is sure to attract a lot of attention at the sand bar!

This boat is built using cold molding and is recommended for those with some boat building and/or wood working experience. It is available as a pre-cut jig or full size patterns and both options include detailed assembly drawings.  You can find more info in our FAQ and watch an assembly video of the CS-21 (the sister hull) to this design to understand how the jig is assembled.

Specs:

  • 18.5′ LOA
  • 7.5′ beam
  • 6″ draft @ 1400 lbs
  • 90hp max
  • Cruise 25-30mph

Materials:

  • Jig: 5 sheets marine grade plywood 3/8” x 4′ x 8′ (stringers , transverse frames, bulkhead and transom) and 2 sheets standard plywood 1/2” x 4′ x 8′ (temporary structure)
  • Bottom aft: 2 sheets of marine grade plywood 1/2” x 4′ x 8′
  • Bottom forward: 3-4 sheets of marine grade plywood 1/4” x 4′ x 8′
  • Sides: 9-10 sheets of marine grade plywood 3/16” x 4′ x 8′
  • Floor & Gunnel: 5-6 sheets of marine grade plywood 1/2” x 4′ x 8′
  • Ceiling (optional): 3 sheets of marine grade plywood 3/16” x 4′ x 8′
  • Strongback: Qty 2 Pine 2” x 4” x 16′, Qty 1 Pine 2” x 4” x 12′, Qty 1 Pine 2” x 4” x 8′
  • Keel: Qty 4 Fir 2” x 4” x 8′
  • Sheer & Rib Bands: 300 linear feet of Juniper or Fir 1/2” x 1”
  • Chine: 75 linear feet of Juniper or Fir 1/2” x 3”
  • Sheer Bumper: 90 linear feet of Fir or Sapelle 1/2” x 1-1/2”
  • Spray Rail: 75 linear feet of Fir or Sapelle 3/4” x 1-1/2”
  • Floor Supports: 50 linear feet of Juniper or Fir 3/4” x 1”
  • Fore-Aft Deck Beams: 75 linear feet of Juniper or Fir 1” x 1”
  • Transverse Deck Beams: 50 linear feet of Juniper or Fir 1” x 1-1/2”
  • Resin: 20-25 gallons of marine grade epoxy resin (DO NOT USE POLY OR VINYL ESTER RESINS)
  • Glass : 200 linear feet of of 1208 or 1700 bi-axial fiberglass 50” wide
  • Filler: 5 lbs of fumed silica or similar for fillets

Questions about Building a Boat?  Check out our FAQ

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
DimensionsN/A
Kit Includes

Boat Plan Kit
– Full size templates
– Prints detailing assembly of the jig
– Plywood and dimensional lumber selection guide

Boat Jig Kit
– CNC cut plywood
– Prints detailing assembly of the jig
– Plywood and dimensional lumber selection guide

CS-18 Option

Boat Plans w/ Patterns, Boat Jig Kit

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