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Submitted by Phil (not verified) on Sun, 06/29/2008 - 7:15am.
Since I knew Scott for 40 years, I would like to address the assertion that Scott did NOT respect the sea or had no business on the ocean. In many of our conversations I would ask Scott whether he had fished the previous weekend. Most of time when he chose not to go out on the boat, it was because he said that the water was too rough, it was too windy, or the weather was bad. Scott was never concerned about the weather being too cold or too hot, it was only only the safety relating to "possible" bad weather that would keep him on shore. He began his day on the weather channell or, in the old days, a weather radio, listening to weather conditions offshore. His paramount concern, always, was that his boat was safe, all safety equipment was in A-1 condition and ready, and he took the lives of his crew and family in his very capable hands each time he took the boat out. Scott loved the sea, respected the sea, and feared its power. Whether taking his grandchild out for a mild cruise or going out far offshore to fish, safety, safety, safety, began and ended each trip. He spent untold hours on land maintaining boat and safety equipment for each hour spent on the water. I never felt safer than when I was with Scott on the water.
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