We interrupt this acrimony to bring you MON TIKI’s first taste of Block Island Sound

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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11 Responses

  1. Will H. says:

    I’m happy for you, David.
    Especially so for that last picture.
    I know you put a lot of work into making that happen.

    Each roll of the waves is a dream realized, carved from the fabric of dreams and bought by the claim of hard sweat.

    You have done well, brother.Report

    • David Ryan in reply to Will H. says:

      I started building boats about 15 years ago; one day in particular I recall.

      I had launched my Bolger Teal “Lil’Winnie” through the (very small) surf at Ditch Plains and then fished up some nice fluke. There I was 400 yards off the beach, in a boat I had built myself, with a nice haul of tasty fish. Lovely!

      Yesterday felt a lot like that.Report

  2. Remo says:

    Amie, Maggie and Emily picture – bliss.


  3. James Hanley says:

    Awesome. Wish I was there.Report

  4. David Ryan says:

    What’s stopping you?Report

  5. This is wonderful. I must make it to Montauk.Report

  6. Damon says:

    Shesh, how old do you have to be to not wear a vest in NY?Report

    • David Ryan in reply to Damon says:

      Thirteen, which brings up something interesting on the regulatory front.

      If you ride the Staten Island Ferry, you will notice that passengers under 13 years of age are not wearing PFDs. The reason is that the SIF is an USCG certificated vessel, and as such, falls within federal jurisdiction, under Section 46 of the CFRs

      The federal regulation, wearing of PDFs is not mandatory, but vessels must have a 39.5 inch rail around all passenger areas. That’s one of the things we’ve yet to add to MON TIKI. When we do and when we have our COI (Certificate of Inspection) we’ll fall under federal control as well, and passengers under 12 will not be required to wear a PFD.Report