Mon Tiki in Montauk
It turns out Mon Tiki’s slender, efficient hull shape is not well suited for trailer made for boats driven by big engines. Getting the port hull loaded and secure took four hours and a lot of head scratching and stress. By the time we got back to the Bridgehampton boatshop it was too late to take the starboard hull to Montauk Marine Basin, but on the plus side, loading the second hull only took about 40 minutes.
That’s been the story of building Mon Tiki: one hull to figure out what we’re doing, and then a chance to put the lessons to good use on the second hull.
The phone is ringing off the hook. I want to go sailing.