SV Seeker says goodbye to Dave Fickle

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I have thoroughly enjoyed working beside Dave Fickle this week.   We worked on a variety of task including the ROV, the propeller shroud, main hatch, and rudder quadrant.    Dave is a kick.   Always direct and opinionated and swears like a sailor.  My kind of guy. Miss you already amigo.


The Spinning Rock of Death. 🙂


Dave Fickle


Designing a transition from chain to cable.


Mary and Fred stopped in for a visit from Kema Texas. Check out their blog about sailing and travels at


Welding on a guide for the 3/8 inch steel cable.