Scenes from a Montauk Seal Watching Trip on the Catamaran MON TIKI

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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 carr1on says:

    David, I don’t know much (ok, nothing!) about boats, but MON TIKI is beautiful. Job well done to the build crew.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      One of the reasons we selected the Tiki design is because it’s so eye-catching and easy to photograph. That’s a huge leg up in the very important work of promoting the endeavor. Re-researching DSLRs again. A 200mm f4 should do the trick!Report

  2. Avatar James B Franks says:

    When are the sails going up? That should give you some amazing shots.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      I’ve stalled out on getting the gaff jaws leathered. The leather provides chafe protection as the jaws slide up and down and around on the mast, but how to pattern the fabric to conform to the curve has me stump.

      Fortunately my publicist is also a professional crafter (think Etsy on steroids) so our next strategy session will be conducted over some leather work. Think Matthew Crawford’s dignity-of-working-with-your-hands meets Richard Florida’s knowledge-worker meets Lifehacker meets Hints from Heloise.

      Little known fact:

      In the earlier days of Hollywood, film-editing was considered women’s work.Report