Anyone interested in a fun sailing trip on the cheap.
" Enjoyed being a Landlubber, but still prefer being a Sailor " ( jab )
" Many hear the call of the sea, but are still sitting on the dock of the bay " (jab )
URGENT: Presently in Delray Beach, Florida for some repairs, nothing that cannot be fixed over the next few days. In need of replacement crews as one had to leave unfortunately, and another one planning on leaving when reaching Key West..
Finally bought a CAL 39 in Connecticut. Have been verifying, fixing, updating it as much as feasible. The boat is in a fairly good shape and welll equipped. All the safety equipment, including an EPIRB are available. The electronics are: Chart Plotter, Radar, GPS and AutoPilot.
COST/SHARING ISLAND SAILING.
" PARADISE CAN BE FOUND ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE. NO BINOCULARS NEEDED !!!" (jab)
Beginning of December 2021: ( somewhat flexible ).
From Delray Beach,to Key West and then on to Guatemala by way of Mexico and Belize.All the while, carefully monitoring the hurricane season, sail all the way to Rio Dulce, Guatemala.
Crew can join for all the trip or part of it. Time and location to be discussed and agreed to.
Your investment will consist mostly of your personality, willingness to adapt and learn/participate in all aspects of the project, and acceptance of cost-sharing.
The plan calls for the decision-making to where we sail, to be STRICTLY a Team effort. The skipper will only retain Power to Veto as it relates to Safety and Security of the crew and boat. Except the final destinarion: Rio Dulce Guatemala.
Depending on the number of crew (up to 5), the cost should be very low as we will mostly anchor or take a mooring buoy, and stay away from marinas. The skipper/owner will be responsible for all major boat expenses. A list of costs to be shared will be available to interested party. The skipper/owner, is not part of the Sailing Kitty, as he provides the boat and his expertise. And his repair bills can be pretty high.
The plan is to ultimately get the boat ready to do Coastal sailing in all of Central America Atlantic seaboard, visiting many islands. And have lots of fun doing it.
A little bit about me. But be aware that I retain parts for future conversations.
French Canadian born, weaned, bred and educated. Lived and sailed on a 36' sailboat for more than 17-1/2 years, traveled to 30 countries. for 2 + months stay on average.
Have lived in 6 : Canada, USA, South Africa, Trinidad, Venezuela, Panama. ( Only consider living if more than 1 year ).
I am considered a well traveled and experienced captain.
More details will be available to interested party only.
Hope to hear from you very soon.
Until then, stay safe and healthy on our small planet.
Words of warning: Am VERY POLITICALLY INCORRECT: smoker, drinker, carnivorous and exercise less. But hey, all in moderation, and I do enjoy seafood, fruits and vegetables too. Should you have any problem with any of the above, please refrain from applying.
P.S.: Profile photos are of my previous boat. Photos of VENCONMI can be seen on Facebook.