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Poppy   Total Page Hits: 3702

Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Boat Owner: Les,Schuldt
Hull Number: 656
Home Port: Reno
General Location: Nevada
Last Modified: 07/01/2022 7:22 PM

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Overview/History

Mitch Carnes of Santa Cruz, CA was the original owner of this M17, built by Bob Eeg in 2010. Changes in interests and priorities resulted in her being stored after little use.

Craig Smith of Reno, NV, the 2nd owner, named her "Grace" after his granddaughter. When he bought her in 2017 she had only been sailed 11 times. He also had an M15, "Midnite Monty". Craig wanted to sail both models to decide which he would keep. See his comparison video on YouTube.
Update: Craig has sold both of his Montgomerys and I understand he is now at the helm of an outrigger sailing canoe.

Her third owners, Ingrid and Les Schuldt renamed her "Poppy" after their granddaughter. Poppy was homeported in Truckee, CA.
After significant(but very respectful) upgrades, Poppy was turned into a little cruiser.
Some of her upgrades:
-Ruddercraft Kick-Up Rudder / Mast Crutch (Still have the original mahogany rudder)
-Schaefer Snap-Furl Roller Furling
-Running backstay for better sail trim and more efficient mast stepping
-Reinforced bow plate from Sage Marine
-Small GoalZero Lithium-Ion battery and hatch-mounted solar panel to recharge handheld VHF and cell phone / iPad (Simple and lightweight)
-Handheld VHF
-Handheld GPS (with cabin mount)
-Battery-operated cabin lights
-Battery-operated running / anchor lights
-Bulkhead mounted compass
-Non-pressurized alcohol stove
-Custom cockpit awning
-Anchor stowage in cockpit locker
-Optimized cabin stowage
-Small water tank under Vberth w/ remote pump

Poppy has sailed Lake Pleasant, AZ (2019), Salish100 Cruise on Puget Sound (2019 & 2021), a few weeks sailing and anchoring on Lake Tahoe (2019-2021), as well as numerous day sails on local lakes.

Her current owners are Erik and Samantha Edney of Reno, NV.

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Technical and Projects

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Simplified Mast Raising System

Boat Name: Poppy
Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Date Modified: 03/02/2022


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Optimizing Cruise-Mode Stowage

Boat Name: Poppy
Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Date Modified: 02/27/2022


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The Plank

Boat Name: Poppy
Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Date Modified: 02/27/2022


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Don't Bend That Turnbuckle!!!

Boat Name: Poppy
Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Date Modified: 02/26/2022


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Anchor Stowage / Deployment From Cockpit

Boat Name: Poppy
Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Date Modified: 02/26/2022


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Mast raising system. Home made $125

Boat Name: Poppy
Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Date Modified: 07/06/2018


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A Brief Comparison of the 15' & 17'

Boat Name: Poppy
Boat Type: Montgomery 17
Date Modified: 06/29/2018

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