Hello, I'm MacEntyre
I thought Tedinski had a good idea... I have never introduced myself either.
I'm a native of Chapel Hill, NC. My first profession was on the water. After commercial fishing, crewing on old wooden vessels, and working as a stevedore, I ended up Mate on the Tug Whitefoot. That was just after they served as the priinciple film platform for Jaw I. We never did the same kind of work twice. Pedro got to hear some of my Tug Whitefoot stories at MAHHA. I stopped doing that to go to school; became a Chemical Engineer and worked for Raytheon Engineers in Pharma & Biotech. Worked in Biotech until about 3 years ago.
I turned my first vocation into my avocation: for 16 years our little family sailed together aboard a Swedish HR Rasmus, with several offshore passages. Had to sell that 33 year old vessel when my wife was diagnosed with MS, and lost her agility. That's when I decided we should abandon the coast and head for the hills. Bought a surplus military hammock, froze the first night, then found HF and learned how to do it right. Now both kids are hangers. For my wife, we have a 1982 13' Scamp.
I learned how to sew long ago on traditional sailing vessels with canvas sails and manilla running rigging. We made nearly everything in Hervey Garret Smith's Arts of the Sailor. Without a vessel, there has been no need for those services... until now! I've been self employed since I left Raytheon 20 years ago, and I love making gear!
In 2008, my daughter, Thing1, and I traveled through 20 states, heading out to Yellowstone via the Badlands, and returning via Arizona. HF has provided me even more opportunities to see things I've never seen before. More than making gear, I love to travel!
Welcome to the Forum! :tongueup::D
Welcome, MacEntyre. Oh. :lol:
What's a good starter hammock?
Should I buy a Hennessey?
Can I just use an old army sleeping bag in a hammock?
What's a Molly Mac Pack?
Hehe - well, I guess 2500+ posts is a good time to say hello...better late than never! :jj:
The multi-dimensional MacEntyre turns out to have even more dimensions than first thought. Gotta spend some time hanging with you brother.
Wow, sounds like you've lived several lifetimes already. Thanks for sharing.
I hope your wife is doing well, my wife's sister was diagnosed with MS at 26. It's been a tough road, but her outlook is great. Reminds me not to take the gift of life for granted.
Glad your daughter enjoys the outdoors. I've got a 3 year old little lady that I hope does the same.
I have one daughter and one son. He does his own thing, being a 17 yr old sophomore in college. Thing1, my daughter, is a better scholar as well as a more enthusiastic camper.
Originally Posted by Peg-Leg
We also have a 20 lb Westie and a 50" Ball Python in the family!
Originally Posted by MacEntyre
I think you MIGHT find a few folks here with some information. So far, I'm liking my Hennessey very much, but then I didn't know there were so many to choose from, when I bought it. ;)
Nice to meet you, Mac!
Welcome to the forum, MacEntyre. :)