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Thread: Monk cruiser needs rescuing - on Seattle CL

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    Default Monk cruiser needs rescuing - on Seattle CL

    This boat has been on the Seattle craigslist for a while now and the owner has come down from an initial asking price of $1,200 to free. It's a really neat boat and I would rescue it myself if I didn't already have a project.






    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...395875696.html

    She's rough though. I have no idea what condition the hull is in, but cosmetically she needs everything. Inside and out. I have no connection to it other than I like the boat. Anyone in the Seattle area looking for an interesting little cruiser?
    - Chris

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    Default Re: Monk cruiser needs rescuing - on Seattle CL

    I am so glad that boat is 3000 miles away from me.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: Monk cruiser needs rescuing - on Seattle CL

    Modern world. Slip is worth 100 times the boat. Can't get her insured or hauled. Can't do work in a boatyard.
    yes , I'm exaggerating a bit, but not much.

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    Default Re: Monk cruiser needs rescuing - on Seattle CL

    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Modern world. Slip is worth 100 times the boat. Can't get her insured or hauled. Can't do work in a boatyard.
    yes , I'm exaggerating a bit, but not much.
    No, not much of an exaggeration but it's still not impossible. Insurance is the critical thing, and you're right that it would never get approved by a marine underwriter. Neither would Petrel as she sits. But I found that State Farm will write a policy to cover the minimum insurance requirements without a survey or even a statement of condition. Of course it's possible that is the case only for long-term State Farm policyholders for some other type of insurance but it's an option worth exploring for these sorts of projects at least. And there are still a *few* marinas that would not turn their nose up at a boat like this little Monk, even in Seattle.

    But you're right, there are plenty of barriers to taking on a project like this. And plenty of far better boats going for not much more than free. So this one will certainly be scrapped. Too bad though. I've never seen another Monk like it. Seems worth saving to me.
    - Chris

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    Life is short. Go boating now!

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