Boating Women Fitting Into The Boating Industry

Boating Women "I have crossed over the thresh hold of the boating industry." I have enjoyed boating on Lake Erie for years and then living in Florida brought a whole new spin on boating in the ocean or motoring up the Intercontinental waterway.

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordon

Below is Rene'e Metrik, Copa and David Ostoich. We were walleye fishing on Lake Erie, Sandusky, Ohio... around the Put-In-Bay area. There were 6 friends aboard this fishing trip and we had a blast.

There is a common theme that I have noticed in other industries, such as  working at the Steel Mill I worked in the Blast furnace 5 and 6 when it was the old LTV Steel in Cleveland, construction industry working for a renovation company and then eventually owning my own construction contracting company.

Last but not least the sailing, boating and boat building industry.


Boating Women...Getting Our Bearings Ladies...

SeaSense is just like boot camp—but without the yelling.

Capt. Patti Moore stood next to me at the flying-bridge helm and urged me to navigate the 42-foot Grand Banks Paper Moon closer to closer to Mile Marker 16. Immediately, everything that could go wrong flashed before my eyes—namely, I could crash into the piling, puncture the hull, and sink the boat. It’s not that I was afraid of running the boat; I was afraid of damaging her.


Some times when you are pressed on every side and surrounded by people using their mouth as a weapon. From the outside looking in, it seems some have a little trouble believing that I actually picked up a tool, larger then my forearm and used it to grind off most of the aluminum oxide off of the 5086.

Walking out this journey, has been an adventure. I can see that each new start in my life has been built upon what I have lived through.

From working years ago in the steel mill learning about metals and learning to run equipment and the way to construction.

Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. 
Doug Larson

Without each layer of experience I would not have had the confidence to take on such a project like designing and building this 65' sailboat.

The great thing is when you are pressed so hard the words start flowing out and a article arrives that can bring light to a subject and before you know it something that was meant for harm can be turned around into something that can help others.

Below is a picture of Renee Metrik running a construction project in Lakewood, Ohio.

Surrounding myself with a great base of friends also client base that know I am a very hard worker and a lot of times, I am more at home with cut up t-shirts, being barefoot, working with my hands. I would be a
good candidate for TLC "What Not To Wear." most of the time theses days. This was especially true when I was building the aluminum boat.

But as this chapter in my life that is closing "Boat Building" I am looking forward to start dressing up more and exploring new adventures in the boating and sailing industry. "Tom Boy" is my middle name...

So this brings me to the next chapter of my life.

But this is not all about me, this is a page built for us women looking for a place to find information to help with everything that has to do with boating and sailing help.

Early on in the construction industry you were hard pressed to actually find work gloves that fit. Even the colors were pretty drab. So I am on the hunt for women's sailing and boating: gloves footwear, clothes...Bright, Fitting, useful ideas...

Boating women, whether you are a women at the helm or a first mate or new to the whole boating industry come on and join in. Strength comes from uniting from learning who has gone before us.

Boating women we will now have a place to share your stories, concerns, voice your opinion. We can enjoy boating and sailing together. We are the glue that holds it all together, building friendships the old fashion way...through time.

Below Jessica Watson's Story

Some criticized her and said she was way to young to sail solo around the world. But now she proved herself to be a very strong young woman. She is a true inspiration, Jessica Watson...

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain

Below Abby Sunerland's Story

Once again people were coming against her dream of sailing solo around the world. Sailing experts criticize Abby Sunderland's circumnavigation attempt...

Boating Women (below) I cannot leave out MeMe and her husband Bob. Beautiful friends and there's a recipe below. She would fill the marina with the most amazing aromas of home cooking.

Preparing meals is another subject that I would like to touch on. For many years I was too much of a "Tom Boy" to cook. Now look out, there is nothing better than cooking meals and enjoying them with your friends and families. Canning meat to take with you on a day trip or going cruising Meme has the recipe.

Boating women we would love to hear from you!

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There is enough room for selfies, pets aboard and fun with the family... come on and share your journey.

You can tell all your friends and family about it and they can meet you here.

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