Announcing the Mon Tiki Floating Classroom Project

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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4 Responses

  1. Barry says:

    Good luck!Report

  2. James B Franks says:

    I see a sail, do you have pictures of the full rigging yet?Report

    • David Ryan in reply to James B Franks says:

      The railing that we needed to add on to meet the USCG regs was/is a pretty big departure from the original design in terms of how the deck is organized. We’ve been living with it for about a month now, figuring out what problems or opportunities it creates for how we run lines. The working sails rig should take shape over the next couple of weeks, but I expect we’ll be doing a lot of work under a light air sailplan featuring the staysail that you’ve seen pictures of, and an asym that I bought this morning. These sails are made of .7 oz cloth, rather than the 7 oz cloth of our working sails and will draw better on the light air days that air common in the summer. They also look really pretty!Report