Apollo Duck Boat Archive
The Hunter 170's fantastic open transom design allows for super easy land or water access!
In addition, the canvas cuddy unsnaps for easy bow access. The extraordinary seven foot
beam keeps you stable, with seating for six in the clean and clutter-free cockpit.
Beginners can handle the simple rig like a pro with its large main and smal jib,
and this setup also provides fun for the seasoned sailor. The kick-up centerboard
and swing-up rudder makes landing or beaching a breeze.
|Length Overall:||17'1" 5.18 m|
|Waterline Length:||14'5" 4.39 m|
|Beam:||7'0" 2.13 m|
|Draft Board Up:||6" 0.15 m|
|Draft Board Down:||4'6" 1.37 m|
|Sail Area Turbo Sail:||150 sq ft 13.95 sq m|
|Mast Height :||25'6" 7.77 m|
|Weight:||480 lbs 218 kg|
|Towing Weight:||760 lbs 345 kg|
|Maximum Power:||2.5 HP 1.85 kW|
Anodized Aluminum Mast and Boom
Boom Vang System
Roller Furling Jib w/UV Protection
ACP Hull and Deck Construction
Dual Access Bow Storage
Foam Positive Flotation
Halyard Storage Bag
Integral Centerline Toe Rail
Stainless Steel Bow Eye
Stainless Steel Mooring Cleats (4)
202 sq. ft. Asymmetrical
Spinnaker w/ Hardware Kit
2.5 HP Outboard
Trailer Tongue Jack
Advanced Composite Process
ACP is the most modern production boat building method being used today. It starts on the outside with a tough outer shell that is both weather and scratch resistant. The outer layer is then backed up with a high density urethane foam to add stiffness and impact resistance. The entire structure is strengthened by a layer of knitted biaxial fiberglass bonded inside the foam.
The outer layer of ACP is a BASF plastic called LURAN-S. This plastic is specially formulated to provide a beautiful glossy finish that is very easy to maintain. Dirt and grime is easily removed without the use of harsh chemicals. The finish will never develop the crazing associated with gel-coat and since the color goes so deep into the outer layer, scratches can be sanded out and buffed back to nearly new finish. This makes most minor damage easy to repair without using special techniques, resins, or paints. Since you can do this quickly and easily yourself, youll save money. But since the ACP structure is so much stronger than fiberglass, youre much less likely to have to repair it to begin with.
The outer plastic surface of the structure works in combination with urethane foam backing to provide nearly 5 times the impact resistance of traditional fiberglass. Instead of thin brittle coating on the outside, the ABS backed Luran-S plastic is both thick and flexible. When an ACP boat is struck by an impact, the outer skin will flex slightly to absorb the energy. Flexing is much better than breaking. Next, the urethane foam backing supports the skin and diffuses the impact energy through a large area. Finally, the fiberglass backing holds the structure intact, thus preventing significant damage. Where a fiberglass boat might have a large crack or hole, an ACP boat will suffer no more than a surface scratch.
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