Thanks for the complement, but the reality is that as someone said over the weekend "a trained monkey can drive". I really can't take credit for the way the boat handled the big water as you had all the control I was just a pair of hands and a big mouth, which you couldn't hear through my helmet and over the wind anyway. It was your seat time and experience that really made the boat easy to handle for a novice like me. I am thankful that you kept the boat well within my limited capabilities and did not trim it to the moon. Even at 100mph the boat was rock steady and I never once felt uncomfortable, anxious, nervous or scared and that is all due to your throttling not my driving. Thanks for respecting my limits and bringing us back safely.
In addition, I have to thank Philip Filipone for his advice to not "over-drive the boat". He gave me some invaluable pointers. For that I am grateful.
Lastly, I'll drive for you any time at any event. Just call me up.