Just want to introduce myself. I am a retired USCG officer/enlisted (I was both) and civlian engineer
. I spent 20 years in uniform and another 14 as a civilian for the US Coast Guard. I spent 25 of those years working in Boating Safety
. Most of that was working in standards with boat builders helping them (I'm from the government
and I'm here to help you) build safe boats.
I was rasied around boats and have spent my entire life on and off the water
in both power and sail. However, I prefer sail. I currently do not own a sail boat but I intend to build a 13 foot sailing dinghy
this winter. Last winter I built a 12 foot rowboat. That was a lot of fun and it's a real nice boat.
I have a web site for boat builders at xxxx and stay active in the boating
community working with the American Boat and Yacht Council, writing and doing some consulting.
I think it is ironic that most of us got into the boat biz simply because we wanted to go sailing. Then it turned into work and not much sailing. But what the heck, it's still a lot of fun.
I hope I can make a useful contribution to this forum and at the same time learn more about my favorite subject.