Penobscot 17, Arch Davis Design Sail Data

# X-SD-8973

Sailboat Description

The Penobscot 17 was designed by Arch Davis. While the Penobscot 17 looks similar to the earlier designed Penobscot 14 it is different in many ways. The Penobscot 17 has less beam and freeboard when compared to the 14.

LOA 17'
LWL 15'8"
Beam 5'4"
Draft 9.5" board up and 3' board down
Weight 260-300 lbs.
Sail Area 139 sq.ft. Schooner
Sail Area 132 sq. ft. Gunter sloop
Sail Area 118 sq. ft. Ketch

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Boat Specifications

Length17 ft
Builder/DesignerArch Davis
Source of DataDesigner/Builder Sailplan

Sail Data


Comments10" roach, one row of reef points


Commentshanked on luff

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