I got a call late last night from Taiwan. " Who the hell is it at this hour?" It was my old buddy Wayne Chen from the CT yard.
"How jiola, how jiola" long time, long time.
We are the same age and I have not seen Wayne in at least 20 years. I had his nephew staying at the shack last week so word travelled fast in Taiwan. The two families don't communicate much these days. And that's a real shame. I once went to the grandmother's 80th birthday party.
Wayne has ben building some very big boats and claims to have the biggest 5 axis cutting machine in Asia.
I have some memories wrapped up there. They built 30 CT 65's. Jean-Michel Tissier bought 25 of them and put them into charter in Europe. He is still cruising his own after a major Turkish refit.
He stayed at the shack a couple of months ago and left me a pile of photos of CT 65 fleets. I'm proud of that design. Sometimes a pirate ship is just what you need.