Well I about fell over today when our receptionist buzzed my office and said there was a Chris Smith on the telephone for me. Yes, it was Chris alright, and he said he just got back from a boat show and his kids had the book there on the table, and he didn't unpack his suitcase until he read through it all.
He was very pleased with the book, and very complimentary as well, and he played a big part in all of this along with many others who contributed in big and small ways. It is a collaboration and I am honored to be able to associate with people of this calibre. I told Mr. Smith that getting a call and compliments from him "made my year". I am looking forward to seeing him at the Lake Geneva event, he is still VERY enthusiastic about boating and very active on the antique and classic boating circuit. He did confide that, "I still prefer wood", ha, but I said I would not hold that against him.