Moon Tiki


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. Avatar George Turner says:

    Nice photo. 🙂

    Are you getting any salt or corrosion issues on fittings and little odds and ends, or is she staying as sparkling as her launch day?Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      There’s very little steel on Mon Tiki, and what there is is 316. The bigger villain where appearance is concerned is the sun, but refreshing the finishes is not unpleasant work and Mon Tiki’s not a fussy boat. A ding here or there is more like a glass ring at the neighborhood bar than a keyed door on a new mercedes.Report

    • Avatar George Turner says:

      Around here most of the “marine” equipment that’s sold isn’t okay with salt water because we’re so inland (Kentucky). I stripped apart the fishing reel my house mate took to Florida last year and it was too far gone to fix. I stripped the deck out of his 1973 Thundercraft and found that all of the original screws were galvanized instead of stainless (and resembled nails that had rusted all the way to tacks instead of actual threaded fasteners), and that boat hadn’t even been in salt water.

      As an aside, he first had me trying to fix a leak in his hull, which he thought came from a crack near the bow. I crawled under the hull and hollered “Well, I can’t see something pretty obvious.” He asked “What do you see?” I said, “Lot’s of daylight. That’s not supposed to be there.” Some prior owner had actually drilled all the way through the hull to mount a seat pedestal, and for a while I suppose the rusting bolt was plugging the hole it made in the fiberglass. Yes, we’re awash with nautical geniuses around here.Report

  2. Avatar jamesbfranks says:

    Nice picture. I wish I was down there a couple days ago, it was hot up here in Rochester. Has business been good?Report