Play of Light


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

Related Post Roulette

17 Responses

  1. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    “No larger point.”

    None needed. She’s a thing of beauty.Report

  2. Seriously, I’m considering driving out there to check her out and pound some oysters.Report

  3. Avatar dexter says:

    What kind of wood is that?Report

    • Avatar BlaiseP says:

      I think it’s mahogany.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      The deck is made from Blue Star branded red meranti, often sold as mahogany, or Philippine mahogany.

      The upper surface is oiled. The underside (above) is the natural color. When people climb the ladder to look at the boat, I can tell when their head has cleared the aka because they (universally) exclaim “Wow!”

      That feels pretty good.Report

  4. Avatar dexter says:

    I thought so too, but stain can fool the best of eyes.Report

  5. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:


    I don’t usually comment on your boat posts but I have really enjoyed them. If I ever make it up your way I will definitely try to come check her out. Very, very cool.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      That’s nice of you to say, and it would be my pleasure to have you and yours sail as my guests on MON TIKI. 🙂Report

  6. Avatar Turgid Jacobian says:

    Really a lovely picture, David. Also an amazing thing to see documented from pile o’ plywood and buckets of resin to cool cat.Report

  7. Avatar Turgid Jacobian says:

    Will you sail in the winter? Is it worth doing in Montauk?Report