An FNMOC wind, waves and pressure chart By this time next week I hope to be in Gloucester, Virginia, helping a friend make his CSY 44 ready for our 1500 mile passage to the Virgin Islands. If all goes well, our route will take us out towards Bermuda and then down to the islands. Making […]

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As mentioned previously, my sister is doing some pretty remarkable anthropological documentation on the early Southern California surf culture, which I can’t help but see as related to the same yearning that led our project designer James Wharram to look towards Oceania for inspiration for a way to live that offered the possiblity of transcending […]

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A week before Tropical Storm Irene ravaged the East Coast, David Ryan, the owner and founder of Sailing Montauk, was left with a lightning-charred Catalina 38, damaged beyond repair in a serious thunderstorm. But in the wake of that storm he turned his attention toward plans for a new and bigger boat — a 30-person […]

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Probably like me, you read all or some of Kon Tiki in school. But it was only a few years ago I learn that Kon Tiki was also a documentary movie; that the expedition took along photography gear and that there were moving images from their four month, 4,000+ mile voyage. I’m not sure, but […]

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As related in my last post, it looks like we have a place to build our boat. I saw the place last Sunday, and emailed the specifics to my insurance broker on Monday, she sent the info along to the underwriter, and by Tuesday we had a quote and about 12 pages of endorsements. Mostly […]

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A Tiki 38 with mainsail reefed makes good time on a sparkling sea. Since my last, good news on several fronts! It looks like we have a place to build our boat. It’s a barn cum wood-working shop in Bridgehampton, insulated with propane furnaces. Our landlord is a boat-builder himself and enthusiastic about the project. […]

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