Welcome to my blog. I have been working in IT for over 20 years. During this time I have seen the internet happen. I have benefitted in countless ways from information garnered on the net. This includes tons of stuff that has helped me professionally and in my personal pursuits. This blog is a little space so I can give something back about something I am highly passionate about: boats. More specifically sailboats. I have owned five boats (so far) and maintained all of them in a DIY style. During ownership of my first boat (1993-1995), a 63′ Pearson Triton, I did call in in the pros a few times but if I knew then what I know now it wouldn’t have been necessary.