Montgomery 17

Number 375


On April 25, 2009, I purchased Sweet Pea.  She is a 1983 Montgomery 17, hull number 375, built by Jerry Montgomery.

The sail plan is a masthead sloop.  The cabin has a small 'cubby galley', v-berth and 1/4 berth.

Lyle Hess states about his design, "I am extremely proud of our Montgomery 17.  [The boat is] fast, able, and comfortable vessel ... being stable and extremely closewinded in open waters."

This site will cover my travel, thoughts and projects playing, sailing and working on this, my second Montgomery sailboat (my first was Scred, an M15).

RECENT SITE UPDATES (5 September 2014):

  • More concerns about current build M17s posted in the Journal.
  • Update on my activities Summer '14 in the Journal.
  • GREAT RESOURCE - projects & improvements the renovation projects done by Howard Audsley on his 1978 M17 Audasea.

More pages, details, thoughts, etc. will be added as I learn more about Sweet Pea and sailing an M17.

Jerry Montgomery built about 500 M17s before he closed Montgomery Marine Products in the early 1990s.  Jerry has no affiliation with the current builder of the Montgomery 17 and asked his name be removed from the boat and 'company' ... a person thinking of purchasing a new M17 should ask himself, 'why does Jerry have nothing to do with the current builder?