very nice tribute. that was a great read. worthy of a magazine submission! sometimes the best stories arent about the gnarly class 5+ or the 85 footers, but are about every day boaters and the things we hold dear. hope your new whip is giving you a life of carefree ease like your faithful old steed.
"Don't f$&@ing eddy out, just run it! Whaddya doin??" -LMyers