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    Puget Belle is just a sweet little cruiser. Ed Monk design. Yanmar diesel. I almost bought her back in 2014. Probably should have. But since then it looks like she has had a lot of work done. Looks like everything that I would have wanted to do if we had bought her has been done.

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/satsop-22-monk-pocket-cruiser/7133084774.html




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    Life is not a rehearsal, go for it.

    You have already bought her in your mind, and came here for the final push.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Life is not a rehearsal, go for it.

    You have already bought her in your mind, and came here for the final push.
    Oh, I've bought her in my mind a thousand times since 2014. I've even talked to her current owner a couple of times about buying her since then. But we just got down to one big boat and I'm not going to add another one now, even something as tiny as Puget Belle. No, what I came here for was to get someone else to buy her and remove temptation.

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    What a cool boat! What do you think she weighs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    What a cool boat! What do you think she weighs?
    Couldn't say for sure, but maybe 2000lbs? At most I'd think. Probably less.
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    Isn't that the same Monk that was donated to CWB around 2007 or so? If so, I helped tow it from Key Peninsula to Gig Harbor (where I slept in the v-berth) and then on to CWB. From these photos she looks to be in great shape. I always loved that Monk design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Isn't that the same Monk that was donated to CWB around 2007 or so? If so, I helped tow it from Key Peninsula to Gig Harbor (where I slept in the v-berth) and then on to CWB. From these photos she looks to be in great shape. I always loved that Monk design.
    I know the boat you are talking about and it’s very similar but not the same. Puget Belle was owned by a woman for many years - from the late 90s at least I think - before her current owner bought her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    I know the boat you are talking about and it’s very similar but not the same. Puget Belle was owned by a woman for many years - from the late 90s at least I think - before her current owner bought her.
    Phew! I couldn't consider a boat Yeadon had slept in. I bet he slept on the starboard side too...

    2K pounds? My 20 ft. flatbed'll haul 7K....
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    I think this is the one Yeadon is talking about.



    similar but not a sister.
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    I bet she's 4,000 pounds all day long.

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    What a pretty little boat, and at almost a give away price. Is she a bit on the noisy side though? 22ft with a dry stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I bet she's 4,000 pounds all day long.

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    Maybe Kevin, but I doubt it. She's really light. But she could be somewhere between 2500-3000lbs? I can't find anything really comparable to get a good estimate from but Tad Roberts has a couple of designs in the same size range at about that weight, so perhaps.

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    What a pretty little boat, and at almost a give away price. Is she a bit on the noisy side though? 22ft with a dry stack.
    Ha! Don't be fooled Ned. The dry stack is fake and was added since I looked at her in 2014. She's sewing machine quiet. I don't know why they added the stack. It does nothing for her at all.
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    Whats her construction?

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    Maybe Kevin, but I doubt it. She's really light. But she could be somewhere between 2500-3000lbs? I can't find anything really comparable to get a good estimate from but Tad Roberts has a couple of designs in the same size range at about that weight, so perhaps.
    I certainly don' know Monk designs, except for his books and here on the WBF. But I have some experience with similar size wooden powerboats

    For instance, a MacKenzie Cutyhunk 26 is 5500 lbs. It's longer, yes, with a bigger engine, but lacks the big house this boat has.
    A Brownell 24 is 4,500 lbs; it, too, sports a more powerful engine, and has a trunk cabin.
    More well-documented boats like this Chris-Craft 22 Sportsman--an open boat--are listed at 2,500 pounds.
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    That is what I based my estimate on.
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    ^^^ Fair enough Kevin. I also found a design from Paul Gartside with similar dimensions, construction, and power, that shows 4500lbs displacement. Ok then.

    Sleek, I'm pretty sure she is cedar over oak and iron-fastened. Iron fastenings might deter some, but in a boat this small refastening would be a simple job, if needed.
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    She's a beauty, for sure. If I still had the place on Eld Inlet... she'd be perfect.
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    ^^^ Fair enough Kevin.
    No wukkas, as is said here!

    She is a beauty at any displacement and looks worth the trouble of trailering if that's what it takes to get her!

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    Found this old thread and thought some might be interested in knowing that I am the new owner of Puget Belle.

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    Hey - fantastic! Is she in Seattle now? I'd love to see her again.
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    Yup, I'm currently replacing all of the old windows. I have also converted her back to wet exhaust. Just slowly working through the list.

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    would love to see few pictures
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    I’m glad she’s in good hands.
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    Yes, fotos would be appreciated. She's a cutie!
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    What are folks interested in seeing? Currently she's a bit of a mess. There's a multitude of smaller scale projects that I'm going through to make her fully seaworthy. The short list has been replacing all windows/ rebedding all hardware, and converting to back to wet exhaust. She also needs an entirely new electrical system and that is in progress. Longer term there are some interior upgrades planned, and I will eventually be glassing the decks, and replacing the forward toe rails. When I haul her I likely will also refasten below the waterline. That's the short list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelirrojo View Post
    What are folks interested in seeing? Currently she's a bit of a mess. There's a multitude of smaller scale projects that I'm going through to make her fully seaworthy. The short list has been replacing all windows/ rebedding all hardware, and converting to back to wet exhaust. She also needs an entirely new electrical system and that is in progress. Longer term there are some interior upgrades planned, and I will eventually be glassing the decks, and replacing the forward toe rails. When I haul her I likely will also refasten below the waterline. That's the short list.

    Nicholas
    For me... ideally --

    I like beautiful fotos of the finished product, or finished stages along the way.

    I like illuminating images of work in progress... with lots of annotation.

    That's work. But I suspect, if you're at all like me, you'll enjoy reviewing that work, and having the details refreshed, years later.
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    what great looking boat. We definitely need photos....

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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    what great looking boat. We definitely need photos....
    Yep! If that boat had been on this side of the continent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelirrojo View Post
    What are folks interested in seeing?

    Nicholas
    I for one am interested in seeing all of it. The good, the bad, and the ugly!
    What a little beauty...

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    I'd love to see a Puget Belle thread, but knowing how much time it takes to maintain one (note that my own threads have been fallow for a while now) I won't put any pressure on. I'll just hope to see her on the water sometime.
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    ...and for those interested in a few photos, here are some of Puget Belle and her long-time owner Mary M. from sometime in the 1990s





    and one I took of her in 2014 when Mary was selling her:



    Nicholas, I don't know if you have all of the history on Puget Belle? I have a few notes from my correspondence with Mary back in 2014 if you are interested, including some details on the work that was done by Andy Stewart of Emerald Marine.
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    What a great little boat! Hope to see her on the water someday.

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    Chris, do you know what the dinghy / tender is, in the first photo of post # 30 ?




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    Chris, I would absolutely love to have any info you might posses about her. I have a reasonably complete record of the work done but it is of course impossible for me to know what gaps might exist. As I previously mentioned she had been converted to dry stack by the previous owner and I have returned her to her original wet exhaust configuration. Similarly all the windows leaked and many were cracked and so I am in the midst of replacing all of them with new tempered glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Chris, do you know what the dinghy / tender is, in the first photo of post # 30 ?




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    I do in fact! It's a Dyer Dhow. They are still in production:

    http://www.dinghyshop.com/product/D9R.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    I do in fact! It's a Dyer Dhow. They are still in production:

    http://www.dinghyshop.com/product/D9R.html
    It is indeed. Yes I know it's not wood, but it is a surprisingly versatile tender. Can carry 2-3 people & a ton of gear or 4-5 without gear. It's also very stable - you can stand on the outer end of the middle seat & the boat will not go under. They are also available in a sailing version & were used by many clubs here in the northeast for sailing classes & frostbiting.
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