14 Bachelorettes, 10 Nudists, and a Family Reunion (a Mon Tiki Project Update)


David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    Glad to hear it! I sort of figured your absence was either Spring-related or boat-related. Sounds like things are good.Report

  2. Avatar James B Franks says:

    What does your ” textile rudder hinge arrangement” comprise of?Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      The rudders are hinged to the stern post of each hull using a cross-lashing arangment. This set-up replaces hundreds, perhaps even thousands of dollars of custom stainless steel fabrication with a dozen yards of rope. It’s strong, cheap, self-fabricateable, impervious to corrosion, and easy to inspect and maintain.Report

      • Avatar James B Franks says:

        How often do you anticipate having to replace it?


        • Avatar David Ryan says:

          The spec is for ordinary 9mm dacron “yacht braid”, to be replenished as needed. We’re going to use Dyneema, which is so tough it’s replacing steel cable in forestry.Report

  3. I had just been thinking that we hadn’t had an update in a while. Glad everything is going along smoothly.Report