We added a couple new guys to the crew this week. Things are going faster. Exciting!
This ad will be running in the local papers later this week, but if you’re interest or know someone who might be, get in touch or pass it along! FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE NOW The Montauk Catamaran Company is expanding and hiring 2-4 full time assistant builders for our Bridgehampton location. Relevant skills include carpentry,…Details
Last week I bought one of those GoPro “Hero” cameras. The reason I bought it is because I want to fly it from a kite and get arial shots of our boat underway; or put it on pole and get footage of dolphins swimming between MON TIKI’s hulls. But the Hero cam also has a…Details
Remember all those panels we were coating with epoxy? Well now all that work we did in December starts to pay off! Today we butted up the side panels, joining each section with biaxial fiberglass. They’ll cure over night and tomorrow we’ll start fastening them to the hulls. The fish will have skins. Even better,…Details
The stringers are the biggest change between the Tiki 38 as originally designed by James Wharran and the Tiki 38 we’re building. To meet USCG regulations both the number and size of the stringers has been increased. The original design had two 3/4″x 1 1/2″ stringers in the lower hull section. Our boat has four stringers…Details
We got the second backbone and frames squared up today and dressed the stringers by softening the inside edges with a router and sanding the inside faces smooth. Everyday it looks more and more like a boat!
If you compare this photo to yesterday’s photo, you’ll see the sawhorses have been removed from under the starboard hull backbone, and there are temporary legs on every frame. We used a laser to get our fore/aft and port/starboard alignment and then fixed the temporary legs to blocks screwed into the shop floor. On the…Details
This photo shows the starboard hull backbone, lined up on a zero mark (the blue tape), and blocked in place along a reference wire stretched along the floor. The lower bulkheads have been “welded” in place using a high-strength filleting compound of epoxy, glass micro-spheres, and colloidal silica (the white substance at the intersection of…Details