It seems like ALL sailing area's has an "Arry" if you will. Locally in the PNW there is a fellow who refers to himself as "R.A.T" among other names if you will. I know him thru an email list. He has the greatest poems among other things. He is in his 70's, if and when he goes, assuming before me, this will be a loss indeed. He has had some of his musings published in the local freebee "48North"
Even if you look here on SN, you will see some of the same typer/speakers if you will, TD is one in my book in his mumbling rodentia way!. Then when these types go away, the fun if you will, is also to see, who will "replace" them, not that one can truly replace the now gone person, but how that replacement can rise to there own level of replacing the replaced person!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!