Born and raised sailing in Hawaii. Both wife and myself have US Coast Guard 50 ton Master's license's with sailing and towing endorsements. Started sailing at 10 years old on the family hobie 16. Moved up to a prindle 19. First monohull was a pearson 22. Currrently own C&C38 Mk II. Good with DC electrical, diesel engines (I have a 35hp yanmar), sail trimming and sail care, anchoring, mooring. Perfect safety record.