Peapod – 16′ w/trailer

This Peapod hull has good full lines and a stout, hand-laid glass lay-up with balsa-core and gelcoat exterior. I purchased this hull bare and unfinished. The hull, with its proud-molded sheer-strake detail, was built at The Boat School in Eastport, Maine, and was refered to as a lighthouse-keepers’ pod. Traditional peapods carried a short simple rig to go with the type’s shallow keel, often without centerboard or daggerboard. These seaworthy double-enders originated in the Maine inshore lobster fishery. They were often rowed standing, with extended oarlocks, and facing forward, the better to work tight ledges near the surf line. Much can be found written about these boats if you dig. Howard Chappelle’s American Small Sailing Craft is always a good start. The interior has fore n’ aft flotation/storage tanks, pine thwarts, white oak gunwhales & inwhales. Spruce spars carry a 70 sq. ft. ballanced-lug rig . This rugged 16′ Peapod w/trailer is ideal for beach cruising, Maine Island Trail, shoal-draft day sailing, and general messing about.