Wooden Ships Comments on this Maine Peapod
Built in 2008 by professional shipwright Charlie Hussey to a very high standard. The design is that of a ‘Peapod’ a traditional Maine inshore lobster boat from around 1870that were found in varying shapes and sizes in that part of the world and were designed to be tough and stable open boats for hauling and laying lobster pots.
This particular boat was designed for rowing and sailing with 2 rowing positions and a manageable stayed lug rig. The materials used in the construction were intended to reduce the maintenance required and to ensure there was never a need for the boat to ‘take up’ after a period ashore so she can be dry sailed without getting wet feet every time.
Finished and maintained to a high standard, she is a delight to row or sail, handled easily by a single person but space for crew as well making her perfect for exploring the coasts and rivers. The current owner has this year re-painted the hull in white.
Below is a link to more details of the design.
Length Overall 14’10”
Draft 3′ plate down
Displacement 150kg approximately
Sail area 7.5m sq
Carvel planked in 0.5″ Alaskan Yellow Cedar, fastened with bronze screws to steam bent American White Oak timbers. Larch sheer strake laid as a clinker plank.
Varnished Oak rubbing strake with oak stem and stern knee.
Laminated Iroko stem and keel .
Grown oak floors across the centreline.
Varnished Larch thwarts and sole boards
Centreboard and rudder blade made from edge glued Cedar with carbon fibre inserts, all sheathed in epoxy glass cloth. Rudder cheeks of varnished Larch and the tiller is of Ash.
Sloop rigged standing lug on a stayed Sitka Spruce mast with Spruce boom and yard.
Stainless steel standing rigging to bronze chain plates and bronze stem head fitting.
Mainsail and jib both in tan terylene. The jib hanks on to the forestay and is sheeted through eyes amidships.
Combination road trailer and launching trolley
Spars and rigging
Rudder, tiller and centreplate
Full specification and details available upon request
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