Southern Baja, Eventually the South Pac
I set out of Southern Cal on an old wooden ship after the financial collapse. I had ideas of where I might take all this, a new path for my life that focused on environmental activism, easy activism. And while I still try to spread info and pull rubbish out of the water and beaches, I found a position captaining a vessel for a fine family from the States.
The day job; captaining and maintaining a high tech, performance pleasure vessel, a personal vessel to a private family out of Los Angeles and they love coming down to the Southern Baja when they have a spare moment. I would like a deckhand and perhaps a hostess to have fun with this role...for the "client" and ourselves.
Then there is the personal project; the wooden boat...sadly, had to be retired but, I found a cool fixer-upper in a 37' Prout Catamaran. The hull is sound and sailable, most of the work is interior decorating and doing some other improvements that will make her a better long distance cruising vessel...like installing a desalination system that was on the wooden ship. It would be great to allocate time to this and in short order, get her back into the water. She would be great to use around here, in the Sea of Cortez for sailing out to the nearby Islands for overnighters and weekends. Eventually, perhaps in Nov. '18 make for the Maquesas, French Polynesia and the South Pacific to New Zealand...it is called cruising for a reason.
I have been boat handling...all my life. In the mid '80's I bought an old wooden sailboat, a double ended gaff rigged ketch 32' "Spindrift" and lived aboard and sailed her for some 7 years thru the South Pacific before settling in Australia. It was the tail end of the great cruising yachties and there were little or no mega yachts and navigation, was sextant/celestial and senses. I also then delivered boats, repaired boats to make my way, earning a quid as I went along. Now, after a career in architectural design, mostly interiors...I am back at it again, home again. I have been back on the water full time...since mid 2012 in this interation.
What you can expect; Room and board and some expenses. We have an apartment in Cabo San Lucas and a House in La Paz on the Southern Baja of Mexico. Groceries will be supplied...some personal choice items upon discussion. We have 2-3 inflatables and outboards, a quiver of surfboards and skateboards, dive/snorkel gear, we have little motorbike 150 and an old pick-up and the bosses great hunkin' van, and once we get our catamaran in the water we'll have some fun with that as well. We have friends around the place that will make you feel at home and welcome.
There will be some work to do...and a lot of fun to be had! Thanks, looking forward to your expressions interest...