Old Man IV - photo by Rick Etsall

Monk’s Finest

Norris Comer Rendezvous

Old Man IV - photo by Rick EtsallThe 9th Annual Pacific Northwest rendezvous for the Monk 36 Trawlers Association is coming August 26 – 28, and fans of the legendary designer Ed Monk should be thrilled. The rendezvous at Deer Harbor Marina on Orcas Island in the fabled San Juans will bring in Monk-designed trawlers from all around and open with a pizza party on the dock. August 27 will feature tours of all the boats so owners can share their improvements and refinements. A bus tour is available for those who want to see Orcas Island, and the evening will feature a catered event (to be determined).

The rendezvous promises to be a good time for fans of Ed Monk’s boats and is well worth checking out if you’re in the area at the right time. August 28 has a potluck and members are encouraged to bring meals to share. It’s wise to make marina reservations early, so call Deer Harbor Marina at 360-376-3037.

Photo by Rick Etsall.
Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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