“Whether it’s putting the props on backwards for a stinkpot adversary or ‘crashing’ the Christmas boat parade, Bubba has always found new and clever ways to entertain our readers.”
—Doran Cushing, editor of Southwinds
“Bubba. Every harbor has one. No matter how humble our hulls, Bubba is the boater who allows the rest of us to feel like yachtsmen. . . . As Bubba would look at it, his boat is not a blight upon the harbor; it just makes all of the rest of the boats look better.
Bubba. For him the tide is never half out; it’s still half in.”
—Bob Hite, anchor, News Channel Eight, Tampa, FL
Readers of Southwinds magazine have chuckled for years at the unlikely antics of Bubba Whartz, a sailor “who marches to the beat of a different drummer.” When not ensconced on his ferro-cement sloop, Right Guard (made from a truckful of cement left over from the construction of I-75), Bubba is holding forth at the Blue Moon Saloon, courting a distinctly hostile stripper named Trixie LaMotte, or otherwise wreaking havoc on local society. In these outrageous short stories, author Morgan Stinemetz celebrates the lowbrow side of boating as Bubba Whartz, red baseball cap and all, leaves all adversaries in his wake.