Handy Billy 18'
HANDY BILLY 18
The Handy Billys were designed to introduce boaters to an older hull form which handles choppy water in style while needing only modest power compared with most of today's hulls. We relied heavily on Wm. Hand's work from 1910 to 1930 to create these seakindly hulls.
Weight approx. 900 Ibs.
Hull type: V-Bottom Launch
Construction: Batten seam cedar over oak
Intended capacity 1-6
Propulsion: 8-10 hp 4-stroke outboard (displacement speeds)
15-20 hp (planing)
Skill needed: Intermediate
Lofting required: Yes. Stem, transom, and frames.
Alternative construction: Plywood, or strip. (not detailed)
Plans consist of 2 (24"x 30") sheets.
1 - lines and offsets;
2 - construction drawing
A 33 pg. booklet is included containing some materials lists, photo details, and history.