Register now to get rid of these ads!

Duffy - 1950 Monk/Adams Bridgedeck Cruiser

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by RainierHooker, May 2, 2018.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,260

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Oh. My. God. I want a ride in that thing soooooo bad.
     
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  2. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    RainierHooker
    Member
    from Tacoma, WA

    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...

    IMG_3931.jpg

    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...

    IMG_3936.jpg

    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

    IMG_3965.jpg

    IMG_3988.jpg

    IMG_3982.jpg
     
  3. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,260

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  4. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 641

    Latigo
    Member

    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.
     
  5. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,594

    Petejoe
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Zoar, Ohio

    Oh wow is that ever a beauty. Unbelievable. Great work.
     
  6. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    RainierHooker
    Member
    from Tacoma, WA

    More boat camping over memorial day weekend...
    IMG-4412.JPG

    IMG-4315.JPG

    IMG-4397.JPG

    The things you occupy yourself with when unencumbered with modernity; I pulled out the One-Shot and lettered my life-ring...

    IMG-4429.JPG

    IMG-4431.JPG
     
  7. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,827

    48fordnut
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    The size of that and the beauty , WOW.
     
  8. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,260

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    The level of my jealousy is beyond recognition.
     
  9. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    RainierHooker
    Member
    from Tacoma, WA

    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.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2018
  10. brasscarguy
    Joined: Jun 12, 2010
    Posts: 183

    brasscarguy
    Member
    from seattle

    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 sayin'

    brasscarguy
     
    48fordnut, Rolleiflex and LBCD like this.
  11. Just came across this. That is one super nice boat, glad to see it is good hands.
     
    lothianwilly71 likes this.
  12. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,322

    31Apickup
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Beautiful boat, for those not familiar with the islands in the Puget Sound, it is an incredible place.
     
  13. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    RainierHooker
    Member
    from Tacoma, WA

    Built a new console top to remove the 1990s abortion and return it to the original design...

    21.jpg

    22.jpg

    23.jpg

    24.jpg

    25.jpg

    IMG_7396.JPG

    IMG_7397.JPG

    IMG_7416.JPG
     
  14. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,614

    raven
    Member

    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.
    r


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  15. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,285

    Johnboy34
    Member
    from Seattle,Wa

  16. 28 Ford PU
    Joined: Jan 9, 2015
    Posts: 445

    28 Ford PU
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Upstate NY

    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.


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    48fordnut likes this.
  17. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,132

    NoSurf
    Member

    How's the ol' girl doing? Any adventures planned for this year?

    Great job on the "dash"!!!
     
  18. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,025

    LBCD
    Member

    She’s Gorgeous!


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  19. Chebby belair
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
    Posts: 829

    Chebby belair
    Member
    from Australia

    How cool is this? Many thanks for sharing.
     
  20. SigDog
    Joined: Jul 16, 2019
    Posts: 1

    SigDog

    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.
     
    48fordnut likes this.
  21. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,241

    41 GMC K-18
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    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.

    Dennis.

    My back yard.
    Ballard Ship Canal.JPG



     
    NoSurf and 48fordnut like this.
  22. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,132

    NoSurf
    Member

    I hope Duffy is doing well.
     
  23. Wow I know this is an older thread but hottdamn that's a cool boat ! Thanks for sharing w us.

    Sent from my LM-Q720 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Hotdoggin DaddyO likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.