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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:

    I like more more pictures. Thanks!Report

  2. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Actually, David, now that the pic is up I see a flaw with the boat.

    It isn’t, I can tell here, in Oregon where I could be sailing in it. (on it?)Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      Tod, somehow it had escaped my notice that you are in Oregon. My high school, college and early professional years were spent in Oregon.Report

      • Avatar James Hanley says:

        Dude, that thing would suck on the McKenzie River!Report

        • Avatar David Ryan says:

          Just before my 16th birthday my family moved from La Jolla, CA to Ashland; I graduated from Ashland High School in 1984 and that Fall I went across the street to SOCS, now known as SOU.

          In 1987(?) I had a very brief misadventure at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. I returned to Oregon and spent a Summer shooting whitewater pictures at Gold Nugget Falls aka Hayes Falls on the Rogue River near Gold Hill. That Fall I enrolled at U of O. I finished my BFA there in 1991.

          Eugene is also where I met my mentor in commercial photography and running a small shop. In 1992 I left his shop and opened my own studio back in Ashland. In 1993 I packed up my shop and moved to NYC.Report

  3. Avatar zic says:

    David Ryan, I just read your comment on Noah Millman’s review of Hannah Rosin’s book, The End of Men.

    (Presumption here is that you’re the same David Ryan.)

    Thank you. Your words glowed with goodness in what was otherwise a cesspit of misogyny. I’ve called you out harshly in the past for misogyny; and for that I ask your forgiveness. (On the other hand, it did provoke me to re-engage here. So thank you for that, too.)

    You’re a good man. I wish you and your crew balmy seas, she’s beautiful.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      I am the same David Ryan as the David Ryan on Noah’s post. I have never felt you have been unduly harsh with your criticism of my views, but thank you for your kind words none the less.Report

  4. Avatar Shazbot5 says:

    Are you sure that isn’t a boat?

    Because, I dunno., it sure seems like a boat.

    How do you define “boat”?

    Are you some kind of floatarian? (If it floats it’s a boat.) Or are you some kind of boat-essentialist, such that boats are that which has the essence of boatiness?

    I suspect that you’r moderate floatarianism actually collapses into essentialism, but I don’t want to make you angry like I make Hanley angry with the same charge.Report

  5. Avatar Damon says:

    How fast can that thing go?Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      I have seen footage of PILGRIM, a sister ship going just over 16kts, but the conditions required to driver her at that speed, nor the attentiveness required are not conditions I’d care to endure for any great period of time.Report