Thread: Monk 36
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:20 PM   #12
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City: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Gumbo
Vessel Model: 2003 Monk 36
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Well, I have to say we are very happy with our 2003 Monk 36, and have found it to be very well built and suiting our needs well. Our cruising is mainly along the Gulf of Mexico coast, we have made the crossing from Apalachicola to Clearwater Fl several times. Whenever possible we try to avoid rough weather but have been in it a couple of times and gotten bounced around a bit, I don't know if it would have been less or more "bouncy" in the Monk or another brand of semi displacement boat.
On most Monk 36 the generator was added fwd of the engine and can make her ride slightly "bow down". Many owners, myself included, have added ballast, lead ingots aft just inside the transom to compensate.
There are quite a few Monk 36s in the PNW hopefully "Hawgwash" can check with some owners in that area.
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