Help Wanted: Boat Builders

I am back from the below mentioned trip, and that means our project can begin in earnest! We are hiring a small crew of builders. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) pay, gig; starting December 1st and running into the Spring. Our build-site is in Bridgehampton, NY. Woodworking, construction, and/or fiberglass experience is desired, but…

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Deep Water: Doing the thing for the wrong reasons/Doing the wrong thing for the right reasons

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 Man, a Plan, a Catamaran

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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Introducing Stokology

My sister is doing graduate work on a group of surfer-musicians who maintain a more than seventy-year-old music tradition on the beach at San Onofre, California. She’s an amazingly talented writer, with incredible insight into what she calls “oceanophelia”; something that all of us in Montauk understand, even if we’ve never put a name to…

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