Curt and his family were heavily involved in the founding of the Stuart Sailfish Club. In the late 1940s, many sailfish were being brought to the docks instead of being released. It was Curt who suggested, and later designed an impressive button that would be given by the Club to those who released their fish. Although he retired from boatbuilding full time in 1986, Whiticar Boat Works stays in the family with Curt’s nephew, Jim Dragseth, and his son, John, serving as president and vice president, respectively. Since his retirement, Curt has focused on his love of painting and has completed over 1,800 canvases to date.