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1954 Edwin Monk designed 15 foot Knockabout

My 1954 Edwin Monk designed, Popular Mechanics,15 foot Knockabout, in the water again after extensive restoration, her name Cap'n Ellery after Artist, author, fisherman, and my hero Ellery Thompson 1899-1986. Cap'n Ellery took 2nd place in the Washington lake Regatta in NH this weekend.

Launching Date:
Fri, 08/08/2014

Lil Tyke is a 15′4″ (on deck) x 5′ 4″ beam sloop, designed by Edwin Monk. The design and construction information was published in the 1958 issue of “Boats you can build” by Popular Mechanics, #592.

Built, using fir frames, 1/4″ plywood and sheathed in Epoxy/Fiberglass. The centerboard is 3/16″ Aluminum. Used sails were obtained through eBay.

Launched on July 31, 2012, in the lake at Edward Medard Park, near Plant City, in Hillsbourgh County, Florida and will be sailing in Lake Thonotosassa and Tampa Bay, weather permitting.

Launching Date:
Tue, 07/31/2012
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