Young at heart and love the ocean!
Position (1st): Competent Crew
Position (2nd): Friendship/Relationship
Location: United States
Last logged in: 2 hours ago
cbthediver: I'm in Bimini, Bahamas right now (Dec 2016) and ready to continue the adventure of my life!! I can tie a bowline & have helped clean the hull. I have been a happy, smiling crew member:
Boat #1- 38' monohull with extreme power & water conservation. This boat came with a captain who spoke limited English creating a difficult situation, don't want to repeat that. Still enjoyed being on the water. Traveled from Brunswick, GA to and around the Abacos, Bahamas.
Boat #2- 43' monohull with moderate power & water conservation. This boat came with a happy captain & his lovely wife, both good teachers. Traveled in & around the Abacos & Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Boat #3- 44' cat with moderate power & water conservation. Good captain who taught me many things & enjoyed the journey. Traveled & explored Abacos to Eleuthera to the Exumas, Bahamas.
Boat #4- a 50' monohull with moderate power & water conservation. Excellent captain & his gracious wife, both knowledgeable & excellent teachers. Spent time with them in the marina learning maintenance, rope splicing, etc.
On boats 1-3 helped provision, took watches, docking, anchoring, handled lines, helped with sails, cleaned, cooked, fix-it projects, drove the dinghy (and yes, I can get into the dinghy in open water) and was a smiling crew member. How can you be unhappy when you get to see the beautiful water everyday?? I'm a retired SSI Scuba Instructor. I love teaching & learning & am an expert seamstress. If you have the sewing machine I can restitch bimini/dodgers, make cushions, etc. I'm looking for an easy going captain who is willing to teach me more about sailing and/or living on the ocean. I love to explore, hike, snorkel, kayak, dive, relax, read a book, plan routes and watch the sunsets. I also enjoy a good game of cribbage, dominoes, etc. I enjoy a cocktail on occasion, but can live without easily. A stimulating conversation is a pleasure as is quiet time to myself. Born and raised in South Dakota, I know how to work hard & play hard. I have the world to discover and time to do it!
I grew up and lived in South Dakota all my life but have always loved the water. At the end of last year (2015) I quit my job, sold my house and gave away most of my stuff. Since then I have lived on/helped crew boats from Brunswick, GA (ICW and off shore) to the Bahamas and have finally found the place I really want to be - ON THE WATER. Being IN the water is a close second desire! Sailing, trawler or power boats, I love them all. The Bahamas and Caribbean are beautiful. Being a scuba diver with over 400 dives the entire Caribbean has been a favorite of mine and will continue to be but the South Pacific is calling my name. I am up for the adventure!! If I find one special person to share it with it would be great but not necessary to enjoy the ocean and all it has to offer. Please consider me for crew on your boat and to share your adventures.