April-May-June 2005 News Letter

Published by Mike Butler

Club Web Site: www.edmonkwoodenboatclub.org

Next Meeting is a Steak Barbecue at the Bremerton Yacht Club on September 17, 2005. Overnite guest moorage will be available. An afternoon outside informal barbecue will commence at 3:00 o'clock PM in the picnic area adjoining the clubhouse. The Club will furnish the steaks with barbecue sauce, baked potatoes with sour cream, coffee, plates, cups, and plasticware. The attending members are encouraged to bring salads, deserts, beverages and horderves. In the event of bad weather we will have dinner in the club house. RSVP to Don Sherwood at 360-479-6532 or e-mail shardon4@comcast.net for both dinner and moorage reservations. Any former Monk Club members will be most welcome to attend this dinner meeting. Call and tell a former member about the dinner. (No dues required) Call it a reunion time.

Report on Olympia Wooden Boat Fair, May 14th and 15th The Olympia Wooden Boat Association sponsored the event. 10 members and guests attended the Monk club dinner meeting @ Anthony's. Special thanks to Joanne and Mike Lacey for sponsoring the dinner. Some attended the fair by car and came to the evening dinner meeting. Four club boats attended. Voyager, Forevermore, Paramour and Duffy. Following is a picture of Paramour and Forevermore at the Fair.


The "2005 Cruise and Event Schedule" has several open months, If you have a suggestion and are willing to sponsor a club event call Mike Butler now. It just might happen.

Mike and Betty are going cruising to Ketchikan starting July 5, George and Becky are on the way to Glacier Bay, Gene and Elaine are cruising North of Vancouver Island.

It has been proposed to form a club steering committee instead of electing a president. The leadership in the past has generally been one or two persons, who become over burdened with scheduling, planning, conducting events and meetings, phoning, newsletter publishing, dues collecting, membership, roster maintenance, etc. We need to share the duties, by joining the committee. If you want to be on the committee call Mike at 206 935 8915 or email him at mbutler@quidnunc.net and you will be included as a committee member. All interested members can be on the committee.

Our club roster has members from the of Puget Sound Area, Alaska, Arizona Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, and British Columbia. It is virtually impossible to have meetings and events that all can attend. We are bonded together by our love and interest in our wooden boats designed by Ed Monk Sr. and Jr. During the summer, our members cruise in and from Puget Sound to places north as far as Glacier Bay, Alaska.


Members Boats will be given a full description in one newsletter, one line in succeeding letters. Sellers if your boat has been sold please let Mike B know so we can remove it from for sale list. Only members may list boats for sale.

SEA NYMPH Size 46'X13' 10"X3' 10" Style: 1946 F/B Bridge Deck Cruiser. Built by Grandy boat works, Seattle. Description "Sea Nymph II" is a beautiful Classic, heavy plank, Displacement hull. This Alaskan Veteran is powered by two reliable v drive diesels. 400 fuel, 300 water and 38 holding provides long range. Cruise speed is 8 kts. @ 4 gph. Inventory is to large to list. Three years and 3,500 hours of work, repair, refurbishment and upgrades make this vessel ready to cruise. See #33 under "Club Boats" Asking $82,000.00 Owner: Dan and Lynda Mason Phone: (360) 479-2973 E-mail: MasonMarine@aol.com

(KANANASKIS, 50 Monk McQueen pilothouse built 1968. Contact Mike Green at by phone 425) 333 or mail at 4516 address: PO Box 1240 Carnation, WA. 98014

Old Blue, 36 1934, Art Schick (360 692 2921) Built by ScherterBros. See Club Boat Page for Picture and details.

SOLD Never Dunn

SOLD MicroShip

Treasury Report - $600.74 In Bank - 35 Burgee's in stock

Membership - 85 paid members

New Members - Welcome them aboard

Richard Cummings "Beach Comber"

Steve and Sheri Greaves "Catbird"

Peter Wilcox "Royal Scot"