I am helping the family of long time CYA member, Larry Walker, sell their yacht. Larry passed away in May and Teri Walker has given this info to the best of her knowledge. -Rick Olson
Gracie has been a beautiful addition to the SC Fleet events for the last 14 years. The Walkers have taken terrific care of her. She was last hauled out in 2017 for two coats of bottom paint. In some of the photos you will see the two hand built wooden kayaks and dingy. There is a davit for the dingy the kayaks are very light.
GRACIE, brief history
Gracie began life in 1950 at the Seattle boat shop of Bud Fodor. He was working from a design by Ed Monk Sr. She is a 36 foot bridge deck cruiser, beam 11 feet, and is powered by a single Volvo Penta 200 HP Diesel. She also has a side thruster for easy docking.
Very little is known about her early days except at one time she was named "Hukilau". She appears to have spent her entire life in the Seattle area until the Walkers purchased her in 2007.
For the eighteen years prior to the Walkers the boat was owned by Dan and Barb Muldenhauer. They found her in a state of disrepair in 1989 at a pier on Bainbridge Island. Dan set about to fully restore her, and in 1991 took her to the first of 15 consecutive annual wooden boat shows in Olympia, WA, winning Best in Show twice. All 18 years of the Muldenhauer's ownership, she spent comfortably in a boathouse at the Shelton Yacht Club.
In 2007, the Walkers bought the yacht and renamed it Gracie. The boat was moved to Southern California and docked in San Pedro at the Cabrillo Marina. Although Larry had owned wooden boats before he was unfamiliar with the CYA. In their first year of ownership and because of a chance meeting with several of our members that were on our Commodore’s Cruise weekend at Catalina Island, Larry and Teri joined the CYA. Since then Gracie has been a regular attendee at Southern Fleet events.