Serge Larocque launched his Penobscot 14 earlier this year in July after spending 18 months building it. He chose a lug rig for its ease of use with no standing rigging to deal with. Serge reports that it’s a fun and responsive boat. This picture of Serge sailing was taken in Lake Ontario last September.
Emili Castillo of Barcelona, Spain, recently launched this Penobscot 14 on the Fluvia River near his home. He named the boat SIBERIANA in honor of his son, who was born in Siberia, Russia, and his wife and daughter, who are both named Anna. Emili, wearing the red shirt in front in the group photograph, reports that he is very happy with the boat and her performance under oars. Anna, Jr. is seen in the other photograph. Emili plans to make the sailing rig next.
Jessica Glazer took these pictures of her father, Russ, sailing WILLIWAW. Arch Davis designed the gunter-rigged Penobscot 14 , that Russ built with 1/4″ mahogany plywood, pine stringers and seats, and fir knees and spars. Russ sails his boat in Western Massachusetts.
Chris Greer reports that he built SPROUT part-time over the course of two years from Arch Davis's plans for the Penobscot 14 dinghy. He used white oak for the keel and knees, 6mm Meranti plywood for planking, Douglas-fir for the longitudinal stringers, and sapele for the thwarts, knees, and trim. Chris built the oars from ash and mahogany., and reports that "the boat rows virtually effortlessly and looks good doing it."
Fred Fisher, a retired cabinetmaker, finished this Arch Davis-design Penobscot 14 in November 2003. He planked the boat with 1/4" mahogany plywood with Spanish cedar stringers and trim. The rail cap, interior, and oars are white oak. The mast and spars are laminated Douglas fir. Fred uses his boat in Blackwater Bay, Florida.