Shop Class as Sailing Craft (The Zen Buddhism of Twee)
MON TIKI could not be built without her builder being embedded in a fully modern economy. Plywood, fiberglass, epoxy, dacron and Dyneema rope; none of these things exist without strip-malls and traffic jams.
None-the-less, every part of MON TIKI’s hull, bridge-deck, and spars will be fabricated by hand; raw materials turned into a useful and robust object; capable of supporting a business that can support a family, or crossing an ocean as the need arises.
And that’s pretty fishin’ cool!
Above: MON TIKI’s engine wells, “glued and screwed” this weekend
Below: A factory made object, shown for scale