After a lifetime associated with the sea and with boats, Jock and his wife Mollie, now live in a spacious unit overlooking the wide reaches of the Derwent River. He has a chair positioned so that he has an excellent view of the water - and more importantly all that goes on out there: "I call it my ship's bridge up here," he says. Sometimes history repeats itself when he is able to pick out through his binoculars two of his grandsons, Tim and Ben Muir, both of whom are keen and already successful dinghy racing boys. "I Watch them - just as years ago, my father used to watch me and my brothers in our dinghy racing days off Battery Point." Another of Jock's grandsons, Jason Muir, who started his racing days in Hobart, is now based in Queensland and has become a young sailor of international standing. Jock also watches other water traffic and, perhaps surprisingly for a traditional wooden boatbuilder, has taken a keen interest in the development of Bob Clifford's giant aluminium catamaran ferries and watched their initial sea trials on the Derwent. "I have known Bob since he was a boy and I admire what he has done tremendously. I also see a link between the sort of boats I and others of my time built and the sort that Bob and others of his time are producing nowadays. "I really think it is a case of what I said at the beginning of my memoirs - boatbuilders and designers have a gift, something that has nothing to do with background or what we have been taught." Jock is strong on links so it is fitting that the sea seems to link his own family as far back as he knows on both his father's and his mother's side.