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Steve Petagna and Boat #4 Return:  A few days ago I got a knock on the door and a pleasant surprise.  Steve Petagna, whom I helped build Boat #4, dropped in for a visit.  An even greater surprise was that he had brought along his boat.  (You can see this boat being built in "Past Boats").

Steve is now 23 years old.  After 8 years of use, Boat #4 is in great condition.

Steve has packed a lot of living into 23 years.  On his way to graduating from the University of Florida with a Business Degree, he learned to fly fish and got a commercial fixed wing pilot's license with an instrument rating.  He also got checked out in sea planes.  He used this training to get a job as a bush pilot/fishing guide in Alaska, where he spent his summers.  In his spare time he has been buying and rehabbing real estate in the Gainesville, FL area.  It was a great visit and I was glad to see both Steve and his boat.

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