Sweat-n-Grease posted that he is not going to be posting here anymore. Not sure of the reason but this will be a great loss to this forum.
I would like to Thank John for sharing his experiences with all of us. While I never had the chance to sail with John I did work under and learn from Chiefs like him, He is the type of Chief that a lot of engineers can thank for making them a better engineer. Sweat-n-Grease is of a time where Engineers were true Engineers.