Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

      

Bill the Engineer

Bill The Engineer keeps the World of Boating afloat every Saturday from 1-3pm EST. You will generally find Bill below deck sniffing fumes in the engin room, which works well for the rest of the crew that prefer he be heard but not seen…did we forget to mention he doesn't like to wear pants?….be thankful this is just a head shot!

https://www.joinmda.org/MyLockup/MyHomepage/tabid/175621/Participant/shoppe/Default.aspx That link connects you to the secure website for MDA. On the 30th I will be getting locked up “for good”. I am raising money for my bail (actually a pretty common WOB experience) If you have enjoyed what we are able to provide for you every week on the WOB… please visit the […]

A land and sea of mystery and enchantment… and my home for 7 of the last 10 days … sort of. I enjoyed the hospitality of the Explorer Ventures Turks and Caicos live-aboard. And its considered “Caribbean” even though its in the North Atlantic … its just one of myriad contradictions in the tropical region. […]

June 10th Governor Crist and the Florida Wildlife Commission issued an order that will expand the recreational scallop season along the Gulf Coast. The Bay Scallop season will now start on Saturday (July 19th) instead of July 1st and last either until oil closes the beds or September 10th, whichever comes first.

As a boating enthusiast, I appreciate how much a gigantic inland waterpark, like the Salton Sea, means as a recreational center. As a bird watcher, I can appreciate the newfound importance of the Salton Sea as a stopping point on migration routes. But as a true supporter of the ways of nature, I can only suggest that the State of California enjoy the Salton Sea while you can and stop wasting the precious liquid resources and money that you don’t have trying to beat the earth at her own game.

While preparing this week’s lecture for The Five Minute Professor, I stumbled upon some brilliant advice for the galley. Pasta is not a particularly “boater-friendly” food because it typically requires a lot of water sitting in a pan for 15 minutes or so. Even mild swells could wreck havock in the galley. But a little […]