Presenter Gene E. Fusch, Ph.D. is a USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Staff Officer for Public Education in Port Ludlow Washington and a USCG Academy Admissions Partner. Gene and his wife Patricia own a 47′ LOA sloop and 26′ Chris Craft. Gene’s main hobby is sailing and playing with boats in a home boat shop. Currently, Gene and Patricia are working to finish the renovation on the Chris Craft (yes, there were head issues). Gene decided to apply a specialty in research methodology to his avocation and conducted research on marine heads. He has a passion for low maintenance and environmentally friendly boats.