One of my favorite things about being a writer and writing for a boating magazine is the opportunity to meet and interact with boat builders, boat makers and people who love boating, or do extraordinary things associated with boating.
Over the past 4 months I've become intrigued with wooden boat named the Cricket II. She's has a great history with charter fishing, deep sea fishing and shark hunting. Her first owner and captain was Frank Mundus, a larger than life character with marketing skills for getting new clients, equivalent to the best firms in the nation. He was a living legend; his shenanigans, fishing knowledge and his boat, is what inspired the book and movie Jaws.
Right now, I'm working on a mini book for the Cricket II and her latest adventure, becoming a fishing boat for wounded warriors and disabled American vets. In fact, I consider it an honor that Captain Joe DiBella wanted me to write the story. When it's available, I'll let you know.
Until then, take a sneak peek from an article I wrote in the August/September issue of Carolina Salt magazine, pages 29-30. I'd love to know what you think and so would the editor.
Check out the Cricket II's website and make a donation if possible: http://www.cricket2project.com.