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Hi Girls & Guys: It's hard to believe it was seven years ago the Tern & I spent most of our winter in Boca Chica! The roar of the jet fighters & the smell of JP fuel hangs heavy in the air as the F-18 Hornets practice takeoff & landings! The noise & smell bring back memories of working on the flight deck of the USS Coral Sea, some 50 years ago...

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Wow, 2016 is upon us, my how time flies when you are having fun! I remember a quote from my college days, "IN A WORLD WHERE DEATH IS THE HUNTER, THERE IS NO TIME FOR REGRETS OR DOUBTS, ONLY TIME FOR DECISIONS". Keeping this quote in mind I made a decision in 1999 to purchase the Cutter Patience from Bob Sanborn of Martha's Vineyard for one dollar & other considerations! One consideration was I take him to lunch where he signed the federal document over to me! The other consideration was that I restore her. I then placed the S/V PATIENCE in trust for my grandchildren. While I was thumbing through the box of papers on PATIENCE that Bob had given me I discovered that Bob had started rebuilding PATIENCE in 1978 finishing in 1984, in addition I discovered her original name when launched in 1938 at the Casey Shipyard in Fairhaven was PAVITI TERN. As the Fonz would say "the rest is history"!