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    • 40ft Caroff deck saloon
    • Costa Rica
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if its gonna happen its gonna happen out there

Update : I'm in Saint Martin again , getting ready to sail to Bequia for the music festival the end of January and because I love the grenadines . Then I plan on heading back to Saint Martin for a while , before heading downwind for the Bahamas in time for the regatta in Georgetown in April . Then back up the east coast again to mystic ct to work as a shipwright on the mayflower restoration at the museum there . Then south again next fall , maybe back to Panama and Costa Rica , and maybe thru the canal and across the pacific . We'll see ........my boat is pretty well set up for independence . she has 1KW of solar panels ( and a wind generator } and lithium batteries which supply us with all the power needed to run a reefer and a freezer because i like ice cream and cold water in the tropics . our cockpit shelter collects 60gallons of rain water in an hour of
steady rain and we can carry 120 gallons full up . she has a composting toilet when needed so we never have to worry about where or when to pump out . also have a diesel heating stove for occasional time in higher latitudes . 2 burner propane stove with grill and oven . fresh and salt water foot pumps . her cabin is finished out in purple heart , leopard wood , birds eye maple , iroko , live oak , white oak , red oak , sapelle , angelique , some longleaf pine and a touch of teak . and some australian wood i don't know . she has a raised saloon so you have a 360 degree view of the world while sitting at her cabin table . there's a skylight above and a moonhole below . you can look down into the ocean thru the top of her centerboard trunk in the main cabin , and there is an opening port in the top of it that stays open at anchor . yes i have had fish living in there . two damsel fish swam with us from carriacou to bequia . we watched them swimming along inside there while we were sailing . we have self steering and two autopilots , just in case , because sailing shorthanded should be fun . that gives you some idea about life aboard Attaya . i started out sailing dinghies as a kid , taught sailing summers in high school and college , graduated from the ivy league with a degree in philosophy and went to work sailing with an outward bound school . worked on a passenger schooner , charter captain , yacht captain , rigger and mostly as a shipwright ; most recently at a sea museum . so basically I've never had a real job . I've been working at the museum since returning to new england last summer and now I'm waiting for a North wind to head back to saint maarten by way of north carolina and bermuda . if this piques your interest get in touch as i am always interested in finding a good shipmate . ..i kept a blog of a recent cruise to columbia and panama . google : attaya voyages . To see what ive been up to lately look for jeff gold on facebook . Ciao , jeff

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  • Crew positionFriendship

  • Availability 3 Oct 2018 for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardNegotiable

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationDhoni

  • Make/modelCaroff deck saloon

  • Length40 feet

  • Berth2

  • Sailing from Costa Rica , Mudfog cove

  • Sailing to Panama , Mudfog cove

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionFrench steel deck saloon expedition centerboard cruiser .

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  • NationalityUS

  • Age5

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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