He definately was a tough old bird. His dang boys would have kill me too. He did a good job as a father and completed his goal. I remember in one episode he said he wanted his boys to be able to go to any boat in the fleet and be able to handle the job. From the last show I saw it looked like he suceeded. After all making our children independent and sucessful should be a goal we all have. Even when they are nuckleheads and test you like they all do.