Like many folks on this site, I had to change my life path due to other issues. Helping elderly parents and the wife's illness led to selling our last boat, LOA53 gaff schooner, JUBILO, and moving to the desert in the SW for a while. Until then, I had been on the water since 1968 and hold USCG 100T, AB and QMED papers. Worked chartering and sail deliveries in Hawaii, tug boat engineer in Alaska and captain of OSV(supply boat) in the Gulf of Mexico. Planning on easing back into the sailing life, shortly, so looking to see what is new.....