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    Default Monk in Lakebay ??

    Driving by Lakebay Marina I saw this boat. I think is Monk, not sure how long etc.

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    Default Re: Monk in Lakebay ??

    Nice looking boat Wojo. Definitely a Monk. I don’t recognize her but there has been a guy restoring a Monk down there. Might be the same boat.
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    Had to stop and stare at her for a while. What a absolutely beautiful design. Must be less than 30 feet long. Just perfect.
    Do you know who is restoring one in Lakebay area??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogsnight View Post
    Had to stop and stare at her for a while. What a absolutely beautiful design. Must be less than 30 feet long. Just perfect.
    Do you know who is restoring one in Lakebay area??
    Guy named Steven Butler is working on one in a shed there. He's on the Monk Owners Club Facebook group I (sort of) run. But I checked and the one you saw isn't the one he is restoring. His is nowhere near that condition. That one you photographed looks a lot like my old boat Savona. Very similar details. It's funny, Ed Monk designed hundreds of small variations on that basic design over a thirty-plus year period and with the exception of a very few small production runs by yards like Grandy and Vic Franck it seems like no two are identical. They are all great boats but a few really stand out, like the one in your photo. I wish I knew her name.
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    I did retire last Fall and although I have lot's of my own boat projects that are keeping me busy I would love to get involved in something like restoring an old Monk.
    I will go tomorrow to check the name. This boat just stopped me in my tracks when I saw her.
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    Congratulations on retiring! I saw that you had the Glen-L for sale a while back. Seems like you might need another boat soon...
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    Thank you
    Sold Glen L few weeks ago. The buyer wanted just the boat, so I got to keep your trailer - and that's great, because the trailer is in very good condition and I will be needing it for my next boat.
    Thinking of building small motorboat. Cut frames out of door skins to see if I will like the size of the boat.

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    Monk in Lakebay is: RAGMAR Olympia
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    Hello 2dn,

    I'm intrigued with the frames in your post 7 photo.

    What boat is it? Maybe a Hacker Slippery 14 ?

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    Alan

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    Alan,

    I am looking into building 13.5' W. Jackson outboard runabout. Recommended engine size is 10-30 HP I feel that it would be a good fast and economical boat to complement my 18' trawler..ish slow boat. In comparison with Slippery it should be also less costly build......just guessing here.

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    Hello Wojo,

    Well!

    That looks like it could be fun to build AND scoot around in.
    I hope you decide to proceed !

    Regards,
    Alan

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    That Torpedo runabout does look fun! Very different from Little Bear.

    I am somewhat familiar with Regmar. The owners are on Facebook and have shared some photos to the WBF Facebook group in the past. She's 37' and was built in B.C. in 1944. She's powered by an Isuzu diesel. Nice looking boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan71 View Post
    Hello Wojo,

    Well!

    That looks like it could be fun to build AND scoot around in.
    I hope you decide to proceed !

    Regards,
    Alan
    Hi Alan,

    I am pretty sure I will build Torpedo, but first I would like to build new cabin for my Fontana 18. Need little more protected area for overnight accommodations.

    Take care

    Wojo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    That Torpedo runabout does look fun! Very different from Little Bear.

    I am somewhat familiar with Regmar. The owners are on Facebook and have shared some photos to the WBF Facebook group in the past. She's 37' and was built in B.C. in 1944. She's powered by an Isuzu diesel. Nice looking boat.
    Chris,

    I need little boat to scoot around. I think Torpedo is it

    I like Little Bear for cruising around, seems like 5-7 mph is the best speed for an old Atomic4.

    Regmar is the kind of boat I could move on to live full time. I think the design is timeless. I just love the bow design !!! Not sure how long Regmar is going to be in Lakebay, but I will be driving by the marina every time I need to go somewhere . So my guess is that the diesel motor must be result of repowering it..?? The boat look so slick that I would never guess that she is 37' long.

    Thank you for the info Chris

    Take care

    Wojo
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    Lots of Monk's earlier boats had gas engines. I have a Motorboat Handbook from 1948 and was shocked at the advertised weight of diesel engines back then. The volvo penta in my Monk design puts out about 110 hp. A 1948 Cat putting out 115 hp weighed close to 7500 pounds

    No wonder Monk used gas engines and no wonder people repower with diesel
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    Likely she started out with something like a Chrysler Crown for power. I'd guess the Isuzu would have been installed sometime in the 1970s. Good motor. Savona has one as well.
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    There are some fishing boats around that still have Chrysler crowns
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    Default Re: Monk in Lakebay ??

    Accolade had a Packard gas engine of 150 HP? when new but is currently powered with an Isuzu 4bg1. I expect her ride to be considerately more sedate these days but much more economical to operate and easier on her old bones. And mine! / Jim

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