Wyn Menafee of Palmer, Alaska, and Roger Burleigh of Anchorage, Alaska, each built a Penobscot 17 from Arch Davis Designs. Though Wyn launched his boat (as yet unnamed) a few months before Roger's was finished, they sometimes sail in tandem on Big Lake, Alaska. Wyn writes that, “I have been using the boat for sailing, rowing, and motoring and have taken it in the ocean, as well was on lakes and rivers. It’s a great boat. Locally I sail at Big Lake, Kenai Lake, Trail Lake, and Resurrection Bay.