Thanks for sharing Fred. I wish I had spent more time on the water when I was younger. I think back and now feel that a stint in the Navy, Coast Guard or even attendance at the Massachusetts Maritime Acad. would have served to broaden my knowledge and interests now. I have 2 boys age 11 and 14, both smart as a whip in school, and I would like to think that working on the water or within the industry would be a fullfilling way to spend their career's. I won't push but I will point it out! They both love to be on the boat, as well as fish. The older won the kids division of the fly casting comp at the FFF casting clave a year ago. I hope they choose a path that they enjoy. Sounds like you did!