Interior Work

We spend a couple of weekends installing new cedar siding on the Monk’s interior walls. We put down some new carpet, install some mahogany trim and re-install the Red Dot cabin heater. Above – the old interior before the new helm station, new steering, new carpet and new cedar siding. Western Red Cedar, ripped to […]

Rebuilding the Helm Station

Above – Out with the old and in with the new, below: Above – the original configuration of the helm as it looked when we bought the Stormbird. It was a mish-mash of items collected together loosely in one place. The large Johnson bar that controlled the transmission was an obstruction across the entire work […]

Insulating the diesel engine compartment

With the new Yanmar turbodiesel in and running well, it’s time to rebuild the engine compartment. I have to make it smaller to to accommodate the shorter length of the Yanmar. This will give us more cabin room. I also have to install some 2″ thick Soundown brand soundproofing material to quiet down the high-revving […]

Replacing the old Chrysler with a Yanmar Diesel

The 1942 Chrysler Crown Marine M7 flathead six cylinder gasoline engine installed in our 1947 30′ Monk design displacement cruiser decided to disconnect it’s number two piston connecting rod from the crankshaft journal recently and now it’s time to remove it. I decided not to repair it because I wanted a diesel for reliability, more […]