Then there's my friend and mentor, yacht designer Dave Martin. I believe Dave has penned more production powerboats than any designer present or past: Pacemaker, Egg Harbor, Ocean Yachts, to name a few. A few years back when I was struggling with the thought of remarrying Puss after a 10-year separation, he set me straight: "Coyle, sell that damn stinkpot of yours and buy the catboat." I followed Dave's advice — it was spot on. Perhaps I do have ragbag DNA in my blood. I sure hope so!