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.
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."