I enjoy my boat and wish i could spend more time sailing than working.
For years i’ve sailed. My folks begin the family sailing adventures in the middle ’70s. This was done through a club that taught sailing and sold ‘time’ on their fleet of boats – Neptunes and Macgregors. The family also did some rentals of larger boats (mostly Catalinas) in the Washington State and Canadian San Juan Islands. In the early 80’s my folks purchased a Cheoy Lee 32 (1979 manufacture). This boat stayed in the family for just over ten years.
After I finished my years of college I worked in Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, eastern Washington and Ohio. During this time I did not sail … but the bug would bite at times and I would think about getting a trailerable sailboat. When in Minnesota I inspected a Montgomery 15 in a boat yard.
In mid-2006 I returned to the Seattle area to be close to my family. Additionally I wanted to return to the mountains and waters to again enjoy my ‘out of doors’ hobbies. I quickly started a search for a boat. The stars were in alignment and after only a few months i found the M15 that would become my first Montgomery sailboat –
I always knew that Scred would be a ‘transition boat’. My sailing eyes were set on the M17. After three years of sailing service I found Sweet Pea to be the right M17 at the right time.
In December of 2010 I was contacted by Gail and Sal Glesser about joining them in creating a new sailboat manufacturing company – Sage Marine. Gail and Sal also founded SPYDERCO, a knife company, in the 1970s. I agreed to join their venture and now direct Sage Marine promotions and sales. This is an exciting opportunity as I now ‘play around on boats’ as a job. Another bonus is working with Jerry Montgomery, the builder and designer of my two Montgomery sailboats. Jerry is the designer of the new Sage 17 pocket cruiser.
Besides sailing I have the following interests –
reading: sci-fi, stephen king, history, mystery, sailing books & mags … ok, anything printed …
camping: my mini-camper is a Roamin’ Chariot (no longer in production) small camper like my small boats
bird hunting: upland, duck and goose
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K):
- my cat Momma Kitty.