Despite the optimism and the gratefulness that he could even walk, those first few months back in Tasmania were tough times. The Muirs had a daughter, Lynette and son John, both born in Sydney. Ross was born in 1946 and their youngest son, Greg in 1948. Jock was still convalescing and the family was living with Mollie's mother but he again started to dream of designing another perfect boat. And so the lines of Westward started to take shape on paper, her hull to take form in a Sandy Bay paddock and, with her launching in 1947, Jock Muir's life as one of Australia's most successful boatbuilders had taken off. For the next 26 years Muir's boatyard turned out boats to both Jock Muir's and overseas designs that were built for safe and comfortable cruising - but won ocean races as well. Jock also found time to go to sea himself both cruising and racing . "My days at sea are still very vivid in my memory. Just looking at the old logs brings it all back with a rush. I can remember dates, boats, winds, conditions, people, the fun and the highlights. You could say that the highs and lows of my life have all been devoted to the sea in one way or another."