thx guys for the nice feedback. I don't post much on here and it took me a long time to figure out my pictures were to big to post but I got it done finally. My son has been on our boat since he was an infant. I have been a single dad since he was a few months old and have him the majority of the time so he has grown up on that boat. he loves the ocean and is different than any kid in his class maturity wise because of his experiences. he knows how to drive the boat at this point. he has been on many multi day trips with just and our dog. lol. he has turned into a great fisherman and we often lament the fact that not many kids get to do what he gets to do and how very fortunate we are. its really made him a lot more confident and mature boy a old salt once said to me when I first bought my boat " the boat is everything and everything is the boat!" that sunk in and when we had a trip like last week it makes it all worth the blood sweat and tears I have gone through to hang on to my girl. I have held onto my boat through hard times ( being a contractor the last few years has not been easy! ) when everyone said I needed to sell it! they were right, but I'm stubborn and I always thought of Hunter and how much he loves the boat so I hung in there. she needs a little work right now but soon she will be The 100% again!