Monk Runabout

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Project by psolver1 posted 09-03-2008 08:11 AM 3416 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a boat my largecraft class at Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding built from January to June. It is a design from the book “How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small-Boat Designs by Edwin Monk”. It has 3/8 inch mahogany planking on oak frames with an alaskan yellow cedar deck. The runabout was a collaboration from my class and will be sold by the school.

-- "No need to measure, just cut" Hans

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#1 posted 09-03-2008 08:17 AM

Say, that’s one beautiful boat! What’s that thing made out of anyways?
Someday….I’m gonna have me something like that!
Good work.
See ya later.

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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#2 posted 09-03-2008 05:49 PM

Very nice! Are those metal ribs in the front of the hull?

-- Still learning everything

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Wade Putnam

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#3 posted 09-03-2008 06:38 PM

Gorgeous, absolutely beautiful.
I been a boat owner of different types for 30 years, so I really appreciate what goes into building one out of wood.

-- Wade, Nashville,

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#4 posted 09-03-2008 07:45 PM

That is great. I’m so jealous of you guys who are doing the boatbuilding schools… soon…

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#5 posted 09-03-2008 09:44 PM

no metal frames in this boat. we painted the bilge grey and under the foredeck. all of the frames are white oak

-- "No need to measure, just cut" Hans

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#6 posted 09-04-2008 01:49 AM

Beautiful job Monk.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 09-04-2008 03:05 AM

She’s a beautiful craft. Excellent work, all.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#8 posted 09-04-2008 03:13 AM

soooo cool…going in the favorites…!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 09-04-2008 04:19 AM

That’s my kind of watercraft! Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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F Dudak

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#10 posted 09-04-2008 05:34 AM

Great Craft!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#11 posted 09-07-2008 06:12 PM

Wow, gorgeous!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 12-18-2009 06:10 AM

Fantastic, I love it.

-- Robert in middle TN

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