We bought a used Cal 39 sailboat in Florida and hired Ken Cox to skipper it up to Vermont with us.
We had multiple unexpected mechanical problems due to contaminated fuel, fouled filters, and faulty wiring. Ken was nothing short of a magician! When the engine quit at sea he got it running again well enough to get us into Charleston City Marina. He worked 14 hrs/day for 2 days fixing things that we hadn't expected to have to fix.
And when we ran into more problems at night during some very nasty weather after leaving Charleston, he expertly kept everyone cool, prevented panic, and got us all safely into a marina at Southport, NC.
We ran out of time and didn't get the boat to Vermont as planned, but thanks to Ken's multiple areas of expertise and the care he showed for all of us, the boat is securely docked and we are all safely home.
I couldn't say enought good about Ken. He truly is an excellent captain, a superb seaman, a terrific mechanic, and an outstanding human being. I'd sail again with him any time, anywhere.