30' Skansie-built Monk design cruiser

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Port of Edmonds, WA. Lots of work done last year including new Raymarine radar/GPS chart plotter/depth sounder. Nice unit.
Classic Monk design.
Mahogany cabin, hull is Port Orford cedar planking on white oak frames. Bronze fastened.
Lots of recent upgrades new toilet with holding tank. Stove is CNG.
Mouse eating the cushions.
Chrysler Crown six, new valve job.
The boss scopes out the bridge deck while former owner Scott Catton briefs us on the fine points.
Looking aft from the bridge deck.
On the aft deck.
Below - has an ancient autopilot. That's the black box in the wall.
Below - Under the floorboards of the cabin is the gimbaled flux gate compass that drives the Wood Freeman autopilot. The chain drive connects to the autopilot servo and I suspect it provides servo feedback to the flux gate assembly.
Below - forward end of the engine - the black canister under the exhaust manifold is the flame arrestor attached to the Zenith updraft carburetor. Alternator down in the bilge, running off a V-belt to the crankshaft flywheel. Above is the raw water pump driven by another V-belt. This water pump only pumps water into the exhaust, the main engine cooling is performed by a keel-cooler - two copper tubes running along the outside of the hull along the keel. It's a closed system with a header tank and a cabin heater in the system as well. Works very well.
New transmission.
Dry bilge - but... it's a wood boat. I'll be working on this until the day I die, or sell it. Sweet!
Above -December 23, 2006 - we take our new boat out for a cruise.
The view from our berth at Port of Edmonds. The Port is about an hour north from Bonney Lake and we have a sub-lease on Scott's berth here for 6 months. I got on the waiting list for a berth at the City of Des Moines marina, about 20 minutes from our house in Bonney Lake. Both marinas are very modern and secure. It looks like we'll be on the waiting list for 4 to 6 months, then we'll move down to Des Moines.
Lots of bronze fittings on the boat, typical of 1947.
Everything works, lights, horn, engine radiator heat, compass appears to be spot on, taking in account for variation in these waters.
Cute little knotmeter to the lower left of the wheel. Inop, but we have the GPS, so not really needed.
Instrument panel needs touching up.
This is the original dinghy that came with the boat, in good shape, but needs refinishing and minor repairs. Perfect for this boat. An inflatable would be obscene.
Above - Christmas Day 2006 - we go down to the boat to tinker a bit.
Above - Scott left us a nice supply of flares and PFD's, we added our own flares and PFD's to this locker.
The plastic box with all of our ropes, PFD's, flares, first aid kit and other safety stuff getting loaded on board the boat.
I removed the nav lights because one bulb was dimmer than the other and thought I would upgrade the wiring, upgrade both bulbs and polish the housings.
These housing appear to be original, so they have thick chrome over bronze and about 5 minutes on the polishing wheel yields good results.
Below - December 30, 2006 - the port nav light goes back on.
Above - the settee converts to a queen size bed in the open space below. The black and silver box on the cabin wall is the cabin heater, running off the engine cooling system.