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Old 02-22-2016, 06:08 PM   #11
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City: Scottsboro, Al.
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hi-D-Ho
Vessel Model: 1987 Krogen Manatee
Join Date: Feb 2012
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We owned a 1986 for 2 1/2 years and lived aboard. While doing the "loop" the only foul weather we in countered was on Delaware Bay heading for Cape May into a nor'easter and 3-4' ground swells, not a very comfortable ride with spray over the top of the fly bridge enclosure. Drive from the lower helm much more comfortable. We eventually pulled off the Bay in one of the few inlets and let the sea subside. The boat will take the weather the saying " it's not the size of the ship, it's the motion of the ocean" applies to the Monk or any small craft.
Winter weather causes a lot of condensation on the hull and aft stateroom hanging lockers need insulation.
We received lots of favorable comments from boaters and dock walkers on the Monk's looks. We had the Perkins 135 which was bullet proof in operation and maintenance. The 8 KW generator was forward of the engine on centerline, bad news the holding tank is below the generator. Black iron fuel tanks have deck fills port and starboard where leak proof on ours but could be a water on tank top problem. Centered salon/galley good for dinner for four, we had the full fly bridge enclosure and used it most of the time. I always thought the teak mast, boom and spreaders, radar, etc. made it top heavy but I never tested that by stepping the mast into the aft crutch while in seas. We carried 400' of 5/16" HT chain and never noticed it plowing or nose heavy. Good luck with your search.
Bill
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