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exploring watery parts of the world

Update just in case anybody actually reads these things . .,its mid october 2020 ( yucky year ) and im on my way south again , finally . Just crossed the gulf of maine and anchored in gloucester , waiting out some much needed rain before heading for the cape cod canal tomorrow . Still a ways to go to get back to the tropics but at least i think i can stay ahead of the cold weather . May 2020 : On my way north from a winter in st martin again . Heading north for marthas vineyard to work as a shipwright at a wooden boat yard . Headed south again next fall , hopefully to costa rica / panama again . Its been a few years and i miss the western caribbean .........january 2020 : Well you can forget what i said below , im back in st martin , after a sixteen day solo sail from north carolina starting january first . Yikes ! It was quite a sail but i made it in one piece without breaking anything . . Enough adventure for awhile . Enjoying the familiarity of st martin ..........So its mid november 2019 and im in beaufort ( north carolina , usa ) . South of cape hatteras , 30 miles from the gulf stream and its 80 degree water .Should be on my way to bermuda soon . Get some easting before heading south into the trade winds . I love bermuda . . Thinking this year i'll head from there to culebra . Never been there before and it looks like a nice little cruising archipelago ,. Then i think i 'll head directly for costa rica . Puerto viejo is the most culturally diverse , biologically gorgeous , always surprising place ive been . May hit columbia and panama on the way . Its all downwind from culebra ........New update , ( october 2019 ) in case anybody actually reads this . After working as a shipwright again last summer at the museum shipyard in Mystic ( restoring the Mayflower ) im on my way back to the caribbean . Plan on leaving beaufort NC for bermuda mid november . After that not sure this year except that im interested in returning to the western caribbean after five years in the eastern caribbean . May go bahamas , haiti , jamaica , panama . But might try to stay a bit more to windward and head back to columbia without having to sail with the wind forward of the beam . Want to go back and spend some time in puerto viejo costa rica where i spent several winters a while ago . So we' ll see ... Ciao .....Update january 2019 : : 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 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 self sufficient : she has 1KW of solar panels ( and a wind generator } and lithium batteries which supply me with all the power needed to run a reefer and a freezer because i like ice cream and cold water in the tropics . my cockpit shelter collects 60gallons of rain water in an hour of
steady rain and i can carry 120 gallons full up . Just adde a watermaker too , she has a composting toilet so i never have to worry about where or when to pump out . also have a diesel heater 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 , a touch of teak . and some unknown to me australian wood .i have a thing for exotic wood . she has a raised saloon so you can sit below and have a 360 degree view of the world outside . Kind of a monomaran ; with her shallow draft too . 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 the good ship 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 the 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 woman who would like to share the life , short or long term . If youre interested drop me a line and i can tell you how to find my blog and on facebook ...... In the future or the pasture , jeff

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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/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

  • Age6

  • Qualifications USCG 50 Ton Master Licensee

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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