Happy holidays…

NSF has approved Dave Weed as our marine inspector. Dave was the best match out of several inspectors we interviewed, so we’re very pleased to have him on board! The contract for Richard Furbush, who will captain the new vessel, was approved and signed back in October; he’ll be working with Dave during the construction process.

The aluminum for the vessel has also been ordered. It will arrive at AAM in plenty of time to meet their January schedule.

Tom and I will be teaching at Middlebury‚Äôs California campus — the Monterey Institute for International Studies — this Winter Term.

Looks like all the hatches are battened for now — peace on earth & goodwill to all! I’ll see you in the New Year.