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    • 40ft island spirit 40 cat
    • Saint Martin
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restless boat syndrome

real lfe started at ten years old when i learned to sail. that was when i first came down with a bad case of boats . i spent every waking hour of the following summers sailing one boat or another . then i started rowing competitively so i could spend more time on the water . when i got old enuf to get a job i started teaching sailing . pretty much every job i’ve ever had since then had something to do with boats ; teaching in them , captaining them , building them, even a bit of aquaculture in them . in the grenadines now , heading for grenada for hurricane season . enjoying living on a cat after more than twenty years living on monohulls . this is my seventh cruising boat but my first cat . i’m enjoying all the space and comfort of two hulls tho i’m still a minimalist at heart . i live in one of the hulls while the other hull is basically uninhabited : two cabins with a head and shower . ideally , i’d like to share the boat with a woman , to achieve proper yin - yang port starboard balance and for expanded socializing particularly at anchor socializing with other cruisers . not looking for romance , just a good shipmate . theres a dive compressor aboard and dive gear to explore underwater , and to keep up the boat . i tend to be a grazer but i do like to cook. spicy is good . for some reason i never developed much of a taste for alcohol which is unfortunately a detriment to cruiser socializing . but i try . you can’t sail the caribbean without drinking rum . in my home state of maine cannabis is legal now so that suits me fine . it would be nice if you like a variety of ( mostly ) non amplified roots music ; americana , calypso , mento , outlaw country , a little pop . people like lucinda williams , kathleen edwards , rodney crowell , todd snider and of course dylan . i enjoy listening to npr public radio and the beeb . i enjoy history ; past present and future . my last real job was as a shipwright at a maritime museum , restoring historic ships . six years in private school and four years at yale on scholarships . what a long strange trip it’s been .i’ll be headed back to st martin next fall/ winter to chill with friends . on the other hand : strange travel suggestions are dancing lessons from god .

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  • Crew positionFriendship

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardNegotiable

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationDhoni

  • Make/modelisland spirit 40 cat

  • Length40 feet

  • Berth4

  • Sailing from Saint Martin , Mudfog cove

  • Sailing to St Vincent / Grenadines , Mudfog cove

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionrumcoco is an island spirit 40 catamaran built in south africa in 2002 . rumcoco is the only name shes ever had so ive kept it . i’m her third owner . she’s meant for off grid living with 1kw solar and 600 amps of lithium batteries and a 3 kw inverter . i started living aboard sailboats in the eighties , first with wooden boats , then a couple of metal boats so i am a minimalist at heart . nevertheless i quite enjoy rumcoco’s creature comforts including reefer and freezer , water maker , washing machine , ice maker , even a cappuccino machine . i am not averse to comfort .

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  • NationalityUS

  • Age19

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of French

  • Qualifications USCG 50 Ton Master Licensee

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Met in Maine


Met Jeff in Southwest Harbor. Excellent sailor and person. Highly recommend working with/for Attaya.

24th Oct 2021

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