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  • Sailor Pontus

    • 56, American, Swedish
    • United States
    • Checked in 1 week ago

Looking for deliveries, racing, engineering work, or a fun cruise. I'm racing and have a few thousand miles offshore.

I'm open for suggestions on sailing opportunities. I'm primarily looking for deliveries or racing but anything getting me out on the sea is interesting.
I have experience and knowledge to skipper most sailboats although thin on formal credentials. I am continuing to build blue water experience and I'm still learning weather routing, tides and currents. I'm a good first mate. For learning boat owners I can share knowledge about various aspects of sailing including sail trim.
My ambition is to get a captain's license and possibly pursue a marine engineering career.
Experienced racing and cruising skipper/crew.
I am dual US and EU citizen and can stay unlimited and work without visa in both these regions.
Electrical Engineer by trade.
Worked 8 years on development and service engineering for Cummins/Onan generator sets and associated electrical equipment. I also have experience maintaining marine propulsion diesel engines.
Served 18 months in the Swedish navy as radio and radar technician.
I have references available on request.
My Maritime experience section is not complete. I have more experience to add and have so far just listed some of my recent experience. I will add more to this section and attach CV shortly.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityAmerican, Swedish

  • Age56

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Swedish

  • Basic knowledge ofGerman

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles2,500 - 10,000

  • Required position Delivery Crew
    Racing Crew
    Electrical Engineer
    Competent Crew

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Dec 1993 Boatmaster Complete

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  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Software development
  • Swedish
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Crane Operation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Welder
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Motor Mechanic
  • General building
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Pontus was my mate on delivery from Newport, RI to USVI. I could have a good sleep during his watches. I will be happy if he sails with me again. I hope this explains.

7th Jan 2020

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