|FYI — September 2004|
|By Brad Dunn|
Word With... Chuck Paine
Q: After so many
decades of designing boats, what part of the process have you come to
enjoy the most?
Q: Is there any
part of the business that you’ve grown to dislike?
Q: Your reputation
as a naval architect speaks for itself, but now you’re also gaining
a name as a painter. How do the two jobs compare?
Q: How did the
artistic drive devleop?
Q: Looking through
your recent work, it’s clear that you’re attracted to boats,
coastlines, and seascapes. What do you look for the most in your subjects?
Q: Like seeing
one of your boats launched, do you most enjoy seeing a painting completed?
In July boaters cruising around Homosassa Bay, Florida, spotted a ten-week-old kitten paddling feverishly to stay afloat, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
Maggie Rogers and her fellow boaters heard the tiny, orange kitten screaming furiously as they drew closer in their 17-footer. They managed to rescue the stranded cat in time.
“We scooped him up, and he sat on the boat with me for eight hours,” Rogers was quoted as saying. “He was exhausted and stressed.”
How the kitten got there remains a mystery. The rescuers said about 40 boats were cruising in the area that day, but no one ever came forward to claim a lost pet.
Rogers gave the sea cat to her sister-in-law, who aptly named him Nemo.
This article originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.