Documenting the build of Mon Tiki by Captain David Ryan and crew, right here on the East End in Bridgehampton and Montauk!

Port Hull Turned!

As we got closer and closer there was a lot of ruminating on the best way to turn the hulls. In the end we went old-school. A bunch of old tires Corrigan’s was happy to have us take off their hands, and a 4×4 we found in the yard as a lever: Likely we’ll get…

More Help Wanted

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,…

Fish Skins

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,…

Go Fish

The stringers are the biggest change between the Tiki 38 as originally designed by James Wharran and the Tiki 38 we’re building.┬áTo 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…