Episode 17 of The Sailing Podcast is an interview about boat building with David Ryan who has constructed a James Wharram Design Tiki 38 in Montauk, NY. with modifications to meet the requirements for Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs).
David shares some of his passion for building boats and reassures us that the skills and level of ability to build a boat are within reach of the average person, and although there are often risks that you will make a mistake or do the wrong thing, the reward of success at the end at the end of your project far outweighs the minor setbacks you might experience during your boat building.
We discusses a few books during the interview such as:
Boats with an Open Mind: Seventy-Five Unconventional Designs and Concepts by Bill Bolger
and don’t forget you can grab a free copy of the Searunner Construction Manual at www.outrigmedia.com
mentioned in Episode 16 of The Sailing Podcast
I have embedded the documentary from You Tube for the Kon Tiki expedition below in the Show notes. It appears that there is a new movie coming out as well – check out the Kon Tiki Movie Trailer below as well.
Click on the media player below to listen
You can also find him on Twitter – @CaptDavidRyan – and if you follow him there he will post updates to the progress on Mon Tiki
Please let me know if you have a boat building project underway or have some thoughts about boat building in general. You can post comments at www.thesailingpodcast.com/boatbuilding or if you have some photos to share just email me a link – email email@example.com and I can add them to the website.
After talking to David I feel that he’d be a great host for a sailing trip or cruise out of Montauk and Mon Tiki should be well and truly ready for the summer sailing season so if you get a chance to visit Montauk please drop in and say hello to David and let him know that you enjoyed the interview.
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Here is the Kon Tiki documentary and the movie trailer is below: