Life is short----it;s precious. I smile when I think of Dan. He bought a couple of freshly built short blocks I had sight unseen. He really trusted me and I didn't want to let him down or violate his trust and he knew that about me. I didn't know Dan very well, but was getting to know him better as time went on. He was a great guy to work with as I trusted him, and he trusted me. I miss people like that. They are a breed that is hard to find. And because of that trust we talked more, and more with each other. He was a likable guy, and fun to talk to.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Dan in person. We talked boats, and engines a lot on the phone. At the time of Dan's death, he and I were working on something together. Dan and I were in the begining stages of a good friendship. I would have liked to have met him, and gotten to know him more. He brought a lot of excitement to the offshore boating sport here on OSO. I liked him. He is sorely missed.
Michael, I know Dan was your very close friend. Thank you for posting this thread in his memory, and the Dan Lanza website.