I've been following the SailNet forum threads for a few months now. I always notice that you provide extensive well thought out detailed replies to questions and issues (as do several others). Frequently, I don't agree with everything you say (and that's a matter of choice), but your replies and posts are always interesting. Many of the replies include information that normally only an experienced naval architect or someone who has studied extensively would know. I, and I'm sure others would be interested in knowing about your background and experience....if you are willing to share it with us. I've got an idea that it is really interesting. If it's not too much of a personal intrusion, please share.