My experience with boats started when I was twelve years old and I would go to the repair yard across the street and take boats apart to dispose of them in the dumpsters. I went to high school and enrolled in a specialty school (the only marine vocational school in NY city) where I studied oceanographic, marine power plant and vessel construction. When I graduated I was first in my class in power plant and vessel construction.
From there it was working in the repair industry for thirty-five plus years. Attending factory schools and achieving Mercruiser Master Technician as well as getting my ABYC technician certification and obtaining a United States Coast Guard 100 ton captains license; all of which has given me the opportunity to become familiar with older boats as well as new technologies.
I have had the opportunity to work and repair vessels that were wood, steel, fiberglass and aluminum including the presidential yacht “Sequoia” and one of the largest vessels that Sea Ray boats made, the 680SS which included an all glass dash. Now working with large and heavy components is difficult to do so I thought I would use my knowledge and expertise to inspect, inform and educate those that want to get into boating or know more about what they have.