The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by RainierHooker, May 2, 2018.
Oh. My. God. I want a ride in that thing soooooo bad.
Thanks @Ryan if you are up in the Pacific Northwest, shoot me a line and we can take her for a cruise.
We spent a long weekend taking Duffy to the Olympia Wooden Boat Fair...
Its a nice little fair put on by the local Wooden Boat club and the City of Olympia and is generally considered the opening day of the boating and summer season in the South Puget Sound. There were wood boats of all types going back to 1909...
Since Duffy was made for cruising and camping, we left a little early and spent Sunday night and Monday morning off of Eagle Island State Park
I’m gonna take you up on that offer.
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Ah! The joy of wooden boat ownership. Beautiful work of art. When we lived on the coast we made the Port Townsend show an annual event.
Oh wow is that ever a beauty. Unbelievable. Great work.
More boat camping over memorial day weekend...
The things you occupy yourself with when unencumbered with modernity; I pulled out the One-Shot and lettered my life-ring...
The size of that and the beauty , WOW.
The level of my jealousy is beyond recognition.
If you live in the middle of the country, buy a camper. If you live in this corner, you buy a boat @Ryan
Don't be too jealous. My carefully curated thread highlights the good stuff and leaves out the bad. Like when my battery-charger decided to have a meltdown over the weekend forcing me to spend a good portion of my 'relaxing' time rewiring.
A number of years back after my divorce, I purchased a 42' Monk/Grandy built fly bridge cruiser. I spent 2 years cruising the San Juan's. Mine had been repowered with 2 V-8 Internationals. I spent nearly 8 months just island hopping. On Fridays I went down to Roach or Friday Harbor to get some socializing. Then after the weekend warriors left the islands the locals had their would back. The entire 8 months I only refilled my tanks once. The beauty of spending time there is the short distances between most of the islands. Most have anchorage that is free or very reasonable.
My Monk was custom designed for a man 6'4" and all below deck areas had lots of head room. Grandy was a high class builder on Lake Union and all work was outstanding The original owner was from Alaska and the interior was finished in Alaskan Cedar which brightened up the cabin spaces. There was a stateroom forward, a grand salon and an aft master cabin, tons of room and very comfortable. Been sorry ever since I sold it.
I envy your time on the sound and that very special Monk designed boat, they are a special breed.
Just came across this. That is one super nice boat, glad to see it is good hands.
Beautiful boat, for those not familiar with the islands in the Puget Sound, it is an incredible place.
Built a new console top to remove the 1990s abortion and return it to the original design...
Wow. I love these old wooden cruisers. My wife and I have often thought about abandoning our cabin in the country to live on a boat full time.
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The new dash sure turned out nice! Way cool!
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In my “A” I have the Chris Craft push pull switches. My headlight switch is one of them and the bezel reads navigation. I used a 32 truck dash that houses vintage Stewart Warner gauges in a 1/4” bronze dash out of a 30’s Garwood boat.
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How's the ol' girl doing? Any adventures planned for this year?
Great job on the "dash"!!!
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How cool is this? Many thanks for sharing.
First off, thank you so much for loving and maintaining this boat. This was one of many built by my grandfather in Seattle. Do you happen to know how many Adams built boats are still around? Our dad moved out of state years ago but my brother and I are still in the area and would love to track down some of the boats to show our families. Thanks again, the Duffy looks beautiful.
It was a pleasure to read all of this thread, all of this is right in my back yard, we are about 3 blocks from the canal boat yard, and I just retired from Foss maritime Co. Which is right on the Ballard ship canal. Kudos to you for saving this great vessel, I know what it takes to keep one of these afloat, BOAT = " BREAK OUT ANOTHER THOUSAND "
Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful pictures.
My back yard.
I hope Duffy is doing well.
Wow I know this is an older thread but hottdamn that's a cool boat ! Thanks for sharing w us.
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