In Festival Boats 2017

Tyke is a fine example of a classic Atkins Eric Junior design. Traditional carvel construction – Port Orford Cedar planking on White Oak frames. Fully restored and renovated between 2002 and 2006 by shipwrights.

1945 – 1954: Tyke’s frames were bent by a retired Norwegian fisherman, in the Poulsbo/Bremerton area. He was forced to discontinue with the project due to illness. A local shipwright, Ted Engerbretson from the Bremerton Marine Drive Shipyard, privately took over the construction in 1950 in his spare time. A bowsprit was added to the original design of Atkins’ “knockabout sloop” to improve weather helm. Much of the original teak trim was collected off local beaches, washed up from discarded packing crates dumped by commercial ships arriving from the Far East. Tyke was launchBayed from a cradle on a beach near Silverdale in 1954.

Martin and Ingrid Munson of Port Hadlock acquired Tyke in 2002 and completed a restoration of Tyke in 2006 including refastening, replanking where necessary, and a complete renovation of the interior. Bill and Corky Parker of Nordlund, Marrowstone Island acquired Tyke from the Munsons and have continued to maintain and sail her out of Mystery Bay. A complete renovation of the mast and all standing and running rigging was completed in 2017.