"Really, the only ones to approach him were the Halvorsen brothers, but their success was divided between two. Jock is only one. "A lot of his boats are original designs and, although, as he says, he has never set out to deslgn racing boats - they have all been very successful." When John Muir first suggested a book his father demurred. He said he "might just jot down a few notes for the family's eyes only." But John persisted (ably supported by long-time friend, Russell Duffield): "Jock has no conceit but he is proud of his achievements - as is the whole family." Getting it all together in a book is important for the family, but it also represents an important chapter in Tasmania's maritime history.
Four generations of the Muir family, Ernie, Jock, Ross and Jason. Photographed in Jan. 1985.