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Restoration: Monk Ketch
Launched in Port Townsend, 1973, Skookum Marine. Ed Monk Sr. naval architect. Center cockpit, glass hull, insulated above the waterline, plywood bulkheads, composite plywood, glass & more glass decks. Aluminum spars.
Sitting atop the mizzen is a D400 wind gen on Dan Gate's beautiful stainless steel artwork.  The gen is hinged such that it can be lowered by a...
Entering the tent.  She'll be here for 18 months. 
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On the fore deck was a locker that had rot and was a smidge too small for the horizontal propane tanks.  The box was divided into two too large...
Non-skid was an experiment that looks like it's going to work.  Rustoleum Advanced Restore, color canvass, is a latex, yoghurt thick product that has...
Masts and booms were stripped to metal and brought back with several layers of different stuff.  New rub and toe rails in the middle.  Rub rails are...
Next to final fairing.  Tiles were faired, now glass is being faired, later primer will be the last fair.  Then its Awlcraft Oyster White.   P1030150
Bronze Portlights by Wilcox Crittenden 7X14.  All lights removed and put through a cleaning sequence.  The most notable thing is something called...
About 1/4" of glass on the weather deck. Rolling out bubbles.   P1020743
Back deck tiles down and rough faired.  Awaiting layers of 1708 and epoxy.  P1020734
This is a good example of how the deck was rebuilt.  The squares are 8X8X1/2" plywood tiles.  Edges dipped in mixed epoxy and let cure.  In this...
A chain plate nut.  When she was constructed the outer glass hull was made. Then chainplates were put on.  Then foam insulation was added to the...
New beams secured, first layer of ply with formica on inside being attached to beams.  P1020661
Beginning removal of teak, glass and plys.  IMG 20131113 160600
After first stage of refit.  P1030636
New 316SS shoe being raised.  P1030571
Muscling 400lbs of rudder into position  P1030545
Bert (L) & Gary (R) bringing the rebuilt rudder.  P1030516
After stripping, cleaning, priming, painting, putting on sound tiles, the bulkhead is beginning to fill.  P1030242
Green LED lighting in the bilge.  Looks like a long way down there; reminds me of the Abyss.  P1030241
A little box of ply and glass.  The red one makes/breaks the house and start banks.  P1030235
Once again, the Perkins 236 lives.  P1030896
Gen space looking to port.  On the left is lagged dry exhaust pipe.  Blue is silicone exhaust hose after injection.   Curving white hose is bilge. ...
The dry exhaust is at center with injection to right of the hump.  Water heater to left and space blower underneath.  Shower stall is behind water...
Small yellow hose is pressure supply of warmed sea water to PYI dripless seal.  White box upper left is isolation transformer.  Small black hoses are...
Donaldson air filter.  Above Donaldson is fuel polishing filter housing. Fuel manifold, at right. Polish & burn are separate circuits.  Small gauge...

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