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I'm a merchant marine officer, working primarily on the Great Lakes, as well as an artist. I live in Hixson, TN- Just north of Chattanooga. I am a recent transplant to the area, from the Gulf Coast of Florida (Tarpon Springs).
I have always been in to boats- I lived in Sandusky, OH as a kid, right on lake Erie. I have built and restored more boats than I care to remember at this point- Everything from a 6' Phil Bolger designed tortise (new build) up to a 27' Sailboat (restore)- And many in between- both wood and fiberglass.
I am working on my first 'classic' glass boat now- a 1961 Glasspar Citation- Which is a total, stringers- up restore. I kind of fell in love with the classic lines of these old boats, and now I'm addicted...