Not a bad run. Nineteen years of undoubtedly hard use as a marina rental. It gave us less than 15 minutes on the water, but she gave us a number of valuable lessons. When I was a kid I spent a lot of time swimming in lakes, while my dad fiddled with outboards. I really think that’s the part he really enjoyed about boating. And I now share his appreciation. I just wish he had lived long enough to share his knowledge. …but through the internet, I’ve got a great group of surrogate dads. So thank’s to all my dads out there. …and a few of you are like my mother! But that is another story.