The best thing that I gained from that experience was my love and respect for the water. This is what brought me from the lakes of Michigan down to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean at Fort Lauderdale as an adult. As my young family grew, so did my boats. They needed to be able to accommodate my wife and kids. Well, after six kids you can imagine that I needed a good sized boat for those overnight outings. I’m not good with the "his foot touched me" or "she hits in her sleep" thing. I want to relax on the boat and not deal with sibling issues.