Thank you to all who responded.
When I met Richard in 87, he had just purchased a 27' sailboat and was in the process of rebuilding it for charters. I had the opportunity to help him a little during the refit, and he used to take me along with him when he would go up the coast sailing.
At the time he was on the wagon and did not drink but had in the past. He was staying at Rubies hotel at the time, as was I. I have many fond memories of this man and his generosity. During my visit to Ambergris I did some extensive diving and had most of my own equipment along. Richard particularily liked the shorty wetsuit that I had. Upon my departure I decided it would better suit his needs and left it with him. I hope he enjoyed it as much as I did sailing the coast with him. For those of you who will be seeing him shortly, I hope you can say Hi from me. I can be reached at:
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