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Old 02-17-2019, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hi there . My wife and I are transitioning from sail to trawler and just purchased a 1983 Monk 36 in Midland Ont. Looking forward to the adventure as we will be doing a complete refit when we get to our home port Bayfield and Harbor Lights Marina on the shores of Lake Huron . Looking forward to this forum and learning all we can about our new adventure .
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:11 PM   #2
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Welcome Mr. and Mrs Doug, I like it when anyone joins the forum who bought a boat older then mine. LOL.
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Welcome and congratsDoug and the Mrs.!
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Welcome aboard. We are on the western shore of Lake Huron. Congrats on your new boat.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:05 PM   #7
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Thank you . If all goes well around the first week in June we will pending sea trails bring her home as we haven’t seen the whole boat as it was shrink wrapped and on shore for the winter in Midland . It will be like unwrapping a Christmas Present not sure what we will all find .
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:54 PM   #8
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Welcome, and congratulations.
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Welcome! The purchase is complete, but you're not sure what's under the wrapping? I assume you mean you're in the purchase process. Good luck either way.
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:40 AM   #10
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We did purchase just haven’t seen the outside very good as it was wrapped up for winter . We did crawl inside and made the deal buy it still needs sea trail just to make sure everything works . So right now we are a happy two boat owner which should prove to be an interesting spring .
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Congrats! I sense a kindred spirit. Purchased my boat in CT 2015. River was frozen. My broker refers to me as a suicide buyer.
At least I was able to view the outside the way it was wrapped and had a survey.
You mention “total refit”. Let us know what the project list will be and if we can help. And when you start remember lots of pictures.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:04 AM   #12
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Yes it looks like we mirrored each other as we too got survey when covered and the guy was complaining he can’t do a good job when wrapped . You called a suicide buyer? I’would say we have vision ! Anyway look forward to all the help and questions along the way . Yes major refit as engine needs to come out along with gen set to gain access to leaking fuel tanks which we already now . Then when all that’s out all workings below deck will be checked replaced as I want to relocate gen set and decrease size of fuel tanks making more working room . I’m a old diesel mechanic not afraid of this adventure. My Marina also will love me as most work will be done by them as I trust them as they have taken my money for 20 plus years and now again with this project . Look forward to what’s ahead .
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We sold our Carver 3207 in January 2015 to a buyer while it was on jackstands in the storage yard covered with snow. It did run well and was in good shape and I gave him a copy of my 5-page task list so he could see I was meticulous with details and improvements, but still, he bought it under a giant tarp and never heard it run before he wrote the check. Some people are just trusting that way I guess.
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Welcome to the forum to you both!
I really like the Monk 36, looked for one when I was boat shopping, but none were available out here on the West Coast at the time.
You are braver than I am, however, I am known to be conservative (just ask my wife). If I were in your place, I would still be under contract with subjects until survey and sea trial, but that's me
Good luck with your new boat and enjoy!!
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There is a great owners group, Monk Owners Association If you are interested in information on joining please contact: MOASecretary@yahoo.com
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Thanks we already join and hope we can share info and for sure stories along the way . Can’t wait till spring so we can uncover this vessel and see what she really looks like . Hopefully the engine runs well and no leaks anywhere and we will make the 150 mile trip home across Georgian Bay down Lake Huron where we will quickly drydock her again . We will sail our sail boat this year until it sells and while starting the long job of refitting as needed .
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:37 PM   #19
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My name is Greg Lemons, my boat's name is Malindy and she lives in Madisonville, LA. She is a 1973 Grand Banks 42'. I have been restoring her back to as close to original as possible? I have information that she is the oldest Grand Banks still floating? I have just retired for the 3rd time and my plans are to do the Great Loop singlehanded!
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Hi there . My wife and I are transitioning from sail to trawler and just purchased a 1983 Monk 36 in Midland Ont. Looking forward to the adventure as we will be doing a complete refit when we get to our home port Bayfield and Harbor Lights Marina on the shores of Lake Huron . Looking forward to this forum and learning all we can about our new adventure .

Welcome aboard, and congrats on the decision to "trawler!" You'll find it leaves much more time to food and beverage!
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