Sailboat Rigger/Electronics Installer/Troubleshooter: Bill has been boating all his life, building his first boat, a kayak made of canvas over a fir strip frame when he was 12 years old. He has worked with electronics, starting with maintaining long-range weather radar installations for the U.S. Airforce in Texas/Germany/Maine for 4.5years. He was a Main Frame Computer engineer for IBM Corp. in Poughkeepsie/Germany/Kingston for 30 years. He managed 5 Charter Sailboats and gave Bare Boat Sailing instruction for Eaton Yachts in Essex Ct.
He started with Great Hudson Sailing Center in Kingston NY as a Sailing Instructor for the Sailing School. He switched to boat rigging and installing marine electronics in Kingston and then Haverstraw and has been with Great Hudson 15+ years. He was a licensed CG Captain for 15 years and has a NMEA Marine Electronics Installer Certificate and a Raymarine Service/Installer Certificate.