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  1. Will Gilmore

    Oceanside Forage

    When I was a lad of 14, my family and I sailed to Maine and the Old Man took a position as a watch officer with Hurricane Island Outward Bound, for the Summer. They had a little publication, authored by Euell Gibbons, that identified wild edible plants that grew on the coast of Maine. I...
  2. Will Gilmore

    Orion's Fight with Isaias

    I thought I'd post a link to this story by Nate Bayreuther, the president of the Mariner Class Association. "Within a half an hour, the wind had increased substantially and was gusting over 50 knots. I received a frantic call from my mother telling me ORION was dragging her mooring and was...
  3. Will Gilmore

    Epic Epoxy Epoch

    Just thought some of you, who do your own work, might be interested in this Web Blog. The original blogger sadly died two years ago, but I understand his wife has taken it over and maintains it. Epoxy Tips & Tricks This has excellent information about the nature, health concerns and use of...
  4. Will Gilmore

    Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Hull and Motor (Collier 16 - 17)

    Welcome to Section 6, the Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Hull and Motor (Collier 16 - 17), of our SBO Book club study of Everett Collier's book, 'The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion". We are reading and posting, in sections, as we work our way through the subject of corrosion in the...
  5. Will Gilmore

    The Sailboat Owner's Blues

    I couldn't sleep the other night, so... What do you think? Can you guys do something with this? Any musicians, writers, critics? I could try to record a little blues harp for it, but my home companions aren't keen on harp playing in the middle of the night. Feel free to criticize, add or...
  6. Will Gilmore

    Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Protection (Collier 13 - 15)

    Welcome to Section 5, the Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Protection (Collier 13- 15 & 18), of our SBO Book club study of Everett Collier's book, 'The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion". We are reading and posting, in sections, as we work our way through the subject of corrosion in the...
  7. Will Gilmore

    Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Metals Aboard (Collier 8 - 12)

    Welcome to Section 4, the Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Metals Aboard (Collier 8 - 12), of our SBO Book club study of Everett Collier's book, 'The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion". We are reading and posting, in sections, as we work our way through the subject of corrosion in the marine...
  8. Will Gilmore

    Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Galvanic and Stray Current Corrosion (Collier 6 & 7)

    Welcome to Section 3 of our SBO Book club study of Everett Collier's book, 'The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion". We are reading and posting, in sections, as we work our way through the subject of corrosion in the marine environment. Each section will cover one or more chapters and be posted in...
  9. Will Gilmore

    Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Self-Corrosion (Collier 5)

    Welcome to Section 2 of our SBO Book club study of Everett Collier's book, 'The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion". We are reading and posting, in sections, as we work our way through the subject of corrosion in the marine environment. Each section will cover one or more chapters and be posted in...
  10. Will Gilmore

    Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Resources.

    Tagged participants: @Will Gilmore @DArcy @mermike @jssailem @dlochner @dLj @JamesG161 @ontherocks83 @rgranger @Mark Maulden @Davidasailor26 I'll be happy to edit/update this list at any time. Just let me know @Will Gilmore I thought I should include a running list of resources as they come...
  11. Will Gilmore

    Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Basic Theories (Collier 1-4)

    Welcome to our SBO Book club study of Everett Collier's book, 'The Boatowner's Guide to Corrosion". We will be reading and posting, in sections, as we work our way through the subject of corrosion in the marine environment. Each section will cover one or more chapters and be posted in its own...
  12. Will Gilmore

    Electrolysis and Galvanic Action in Practice and Theory

    {This thread has lead to a larger treatment of this issue on a new thread based upon Everette Collier's book, 'The Boat Owner's Guide to Corrosion'. If you are interested in joining us, here is the link to the book club page(s): Section 1: Sailboat Owner's Guide to Corrosion - Basic Theories...
  13. Will Gilmore

    The Everglades Challenge 300

    Not your typical sailboat race. The next race is Saturday, March 07, 2020. The Everglades Challenge 300 is a 300 mile race from Tampa Bay to Key Largo. (WaterTribe Everglades Challenge ) is not limited to sailboats, any non-motorized vessel can enter, as long as they can start from on the...
  14. Will Gilmore

    Have Ye Ever Wished To Be a Pirate?

    I wanted to live the life of a pirate, as a kid. (I mean, besides all that killing and robbing and wearing of tattoos). Here I am climbing the shrouds of a pirate ship at the pirate museum in the Florida Keys. They forgot to rig the ratlines all the way to the crow's nest, so I had to shimmy...
  15. Will Gilmore

    Winter Sail Plans

    Every Winter, it seems SBO posts get ... "interesting", might be a good word to describe the slow (or not so slow) creep of desperation as the sailing season sleeps, for many of us. So, what are some of the plans you all are coming up with to "depressurize", to keep the system from exploding...
  16. Will Gilmore

    Paris Sailing

    My wife was invited to join my son's girlfriend on her trip to Europe. Of course, she couldn't turn down a trip to Europe, nor a chance to strengthen her relationship with someone important to our son, so she accepted. Linda flew into Venice while I stayed home to take care of our farmstead...
  17. Will Gilmore

    Puzzle it out, Time is of the Essence

    These little sailboats are very basic, no electronics, no time pieces, just hull, sail and tiller. All four boats sail equally well and on a beam reach, it takes 4 hours exactly to sail from the can on the East end of the island to the nun on the West of the island. The problem is, they are...
  18. Will Gilmore

    Sailing History

    There was an ancient Pythagorean monk named Pytheas of Massalia, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, geographer, explorer, mariner. About the time Alexander was marching into Egypt, Pytheas set sail from Massalia (Marseilles, France) to leave the Mediterranean and sail north (325 BCE)...
  19. Will Gilmore

    The Sailor and the Secret Island

    [Oops, edit: short a character and change to first person. This is awkward. Sorry Mark] Securing the last of the lines, we five strangers who came together that afternoon to sail, to race, re-entered the bar where we first met, newly forged friends. Lucas, taking a stool, tucked that...
  20. Will Gilmore

    Hey Jackdaw, guess what I finally got to do.

    After two years on this forum and the frustration of life interfering with plans, I went sailing yesterday. My kids were/are all up for the 4th. It's been a busy holiday, and my wife asked, "How long will it take to see if the boat is in sailing condition?" "I don't know. I have never sailed...