Four Seas

In Festival Boats 2018

Four Seas is a John Welsford designed Penguin, 21 feet on deck, 8 foot beam with a gaff sloop rig. Her intended purpose is to be a trailer sailer and spend her time on the trailer when not in use. Her home sailing grounds are Northern Idaho – Lake Couer d’ Alene, Lake Pend Oreille, Snake River, Priest Lake, as well as travelling to the Salish Sea, Washington and British Columbia for longer trips. She is of epoxy and plywood construction with Douglas Fir spars, homemade bronze hardware, urban Black Locust blocks and deadeyes. One modification of interest is extending the tabernacle in order to attach the gooseneck and boom to it. This allows the boom and mainsail to remain attached while being trailered to facilitate quicker set-up at the ramp. Construction time 2 1/2 years.