In his profile, Mr. Tuck gives a hint that he has written for other sites, although this is his first venture with SOL.
It is an excellent start and I hope that he will continue to entertain us. His writing is stylish, grammatical and concise. Words are not wasted, each one is there for a good reason.
The plot is well developed, starting with a chapter from Oyster 50 and continuing as Mr. Tuck sees it in his imagination. There is another version of this tale on this site (see Handyman's page), which is also a good read. The two are quite different though and I could not say that I preferred one to the other.
If you want a good story, well written, with well developed characters and a few twists and turns in the plot, you will be hard pressed to better this one.
More please Mr. Tuck!
So Oyster50 started Overboard but never got beyond Chapter 1, then two other authors decided it had to continue and Oyster50 let 'em go to it.
The story starts when a college girl jumps off a party boat when someone roofies her drink, and is picked up by a weekend sailor of more mature years -- typical Oyster50 material, but from there the two versions "Overboard" and Overboard Too" diverge.
Handyman's Overboard seems to be hanging closer to the Oyster50 line, and it's good. But I like Overboard Too a little better for some reason. Maybe it's because it breaks from the Oyster50 plot line, or maybe it's because the characters are somehow more interesting. Kay has sparkle in this one, and her relations with her roommates and other acquaintances make it more interesting. The relationship shoots sparks right from the start, as well, and the quality of the writing holds up a bit better.
Technically the work on both of them is good and clean.
Be that as it may, I've read both of them. Both of them are sweet romantic stories, but they take very different tracks. I like 'em both, this one just interests me more. I'd say read 'em both and make up your own mind.