The Montauk Catamaran Company Chronicles 10/13/15: Help Wanted

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When completed Mon Tiki Largo will look similar to this boat, Spirit of Gaia

(The Montauk Catamaran Company Chronicles is an ongoing series of posts detailing the construction of Mon Tiki Largo, a James Wharram Designs Pahi 63 MkII. The author’s current boat is the catamaran Mon Tiki, a JWD Tiki 38, which he built in 2012 and currently operates as a day-sailing charter in Montauk NY. You can see all the posts in this series by clicking here.)

From our recent Craig’s List Job Posting:

The Montauk Catamaran Company seeks a full-time helpers/assistants/apprentice boat-builders to work alongside Capt. David Ryan this winter. Capt. David Ryan is the chief fabricator at the Montauk Catamaran Company and you will learn all aspects of wood-epoxy composite construction, including: carpentry, epoxy joinery and lamination, and finishing. You will also learn boat systems, including: engine installation and maintenance, boat electrical systems and electronics, sail rigging and operation.

The Montauk Catamaran Company built, owns and operates the US Coast Guard Inspected catamaran “Mon Tiki”. You will be working on our new catamaran, the 63′ US Coast Guard Inspected catamaran “Mon Tiki Largo” in our workshop in Holbrook NY. This is an entry level full-time position with the possibility of full-time on-the-water employment for the 2016 summer sailing season.

No experience in boat-building is required, but successful applicants for this position will be able to demonstrate a history of punctuality, reliability and the ability to learn quickly.

Please make initial contact by Craigs List email and include work experience, educational experience and any relevant personal interests and accomplishments.

We are ready to hire immediately and look forward to hearing from you!

Last autumn’s post was a bit of a misfire. We were unable to secure space, and with no room for employees, my wife and my friend Dave began building Mon Tiki Largo in our driveway.

Not this time. The lease is signed. I just sent in my first workers comp premium. It’s game on — we’re going to build a 63 foot ocean-going Polynesian-insprired catamaran in eight month or die trying. You know you want to do it and we’d love to have you along for the ride!

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