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  • onda_brillanti

    • 12m Cape George 36
    • United States
    • Checked in 1 week ago

Looking for laid-back folks to cruise with in the Pacific NW.


I'm inviting crew to join me in exploring the San Juans and Canadian Gulf Islands.

I love taking in the abundance of marine life in the Salish Sea - visually and gastronomically!

In addition to rocks and cliffs, farms and forests, there are some very interesting people around these parts. I look forward to visting old friends and making more new friends. Buying or foraging produce in the islands is always a treat. I tend to do a lot of walking / hiking on my sailing trips.

Depending on how well we get along this could be a weekend trip, months long, or totally open-ended.

I can handle the boat myself but it's always nice to have more hands. That could be helping to sail the boat, cooking, scrubbing decks, grocery runs, ect.

Most of all I am interested in having a fun, safe, memorable trip for everyone.

I plan to head to Port Townsend for a few weeks in June to take care of some boat service and then will be heading to the San Juans and the Canadian Gulf Islands in BC. Not sure how farth north I'll be going this year, but possibly Haida Gwaii and maybe down the west coast of Vancouver Island after that. I'm especially excited to explore some fjords, remote islands, and hot springs along the way.

I'd love to continue south this autumn and spend part of the winter cruising in Mexico. That is yet to be determined. In the long run I'm aiming for the South Pacific.

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardContribution on a shared basis

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelCape George 36

  • Length12 metres

  • Berth6

  • Sailing from United States , Seattle

  • Sailing to Canada , Open ended - anywhere in the Salish Sea, perhaps heading to the South Pacific in another year.

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionMoonDance is a Cape George 36. (40' overall), 23,300 lbs / 10,569 kg. She is simple, beautiful, faster than you might think, and very well built. Kirsten Neuschäfer recently sailed this design to win the Golden Globe Race (round the world solo-nonstop race that does not allow the use of modern navigation or communications equipment. On top of winning the race she rescued a fellow sailor who's boat had sunk. I bought Moondance a few months prior to her finishing and it became all the more clear I'd made a good choice. I chose this boat because I want myself and crew to be comfortable when the seas are getting wilder. She is very easy going on the helm and requires very little input. She steers like a freight train which is totally ideal out of port. On the other hand she's a bit of a pain to dock. The bulwalks are 6" tall, adding a lot of security. The decks are spacious enough to move around easily without being so large that you can't brace yourself. She has a very full keel and was inspired by the Atkin boats. Teak decks, heavy duty bronze portlights, stout rigging, electric / manual windlass, fresh ground tackle, a good electrical system, and Carol Hassey sails. The jib and genoa are on pro-furl furlers (comparable to Harken). These are operated by Anderson self-tailing winches. Safety gear: * Jacklines, harnesses & tethers * First aid kit * Fire extinguisher * Flares * Life jackets * (2) submersible handheld vhf radios * Paper charts covering the Puget Sound / Salish Sea region to Alaska. * Navionics software * Richey Globemaster Compass * Ditch Bag * Spare tiller (plugs into stern-hung rudder directly) * Epirb * Sheet to tiller self-steering rig. Propulsion: * Yanmar 3HM35 diesel engine, Yamaha 8 horse outboard for the dinghy. Galley: * 2 burner gimballed gas range / oven * Lots of quality cookware: iron skillets / pressure cooker / good chef's knives, silverware, french press / spices * Fridge * Pressure water sink * Electric hot water when in port. Other equipment: * Wheel steering. * 10' Achilles inflatable tender. * solar charging system with a variety of power supplied ( 110v AC, 12v DC, usb). * Dickinson wood stove keeps the cabin cozy in all weather. * Private head. * 6 berths. * autopilot * radar * I carry an extremely warm wetsuit for myself with weight belt, some scuba gear, and two tanks. This can come in handy with a snagged anchor. The wetsuit would also be quite smart in the event of a cold water ditch. * I'll be purchasing a new life raft this summer prior to sailing down the coast. In our protected waters the Achilles dinghy is a great backup boat to have.

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  • NationalityUnited States

  • Age42

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of Italian

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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