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    • 39, USA
    • United States
    • Checked in 6 days ago

Motivated EMT searching for a boat to help fix and sail

Hi there, I’m Erik. Born and raised in Minnesota, I have always loved being in and on the water, but chose to focus on building a property maintenance company during my younger years. I’ve finally gotten myself to the point where I am financially stable and able to step away from my hobby (work) that makes money to pay for life and am looking to do a bit more exploring. In my spare time I am an avid scuba diver and have my PADI Master Diver certification and have been sailing on local lakes while obtaining ASA certifications, ASA 101 (Basic Keelboat), ASA 103 (Basic Cruising), ASA 104 (Bareboat Charter), ASA 105 (Coastal Cruising).

And that is why I am on here, looking to exchange my hard work ethic and passions in hopes of gaining sailing knowledge and experience on your boat. What I lack in sail experience I hope might be off set by the skills and training I do have. I have worked as an EMT on a volunteer ambulance service since 2006 and have taken my NOLS Wilderness EMT cert as well. I have been a volunteer Firefighter, rescue diver/swift water rescue with 8 yrs experience and formerly on MN task force 1 (firefighter cross trained for Hazmat, confined space, trench rescue and rope rescue on a state response team) for 3 yrs. I am comfortable working around machinery and electrical systems and doing light/simple repairs and willing to learn and get my hands dirty on any occasion. Growing up I was instilled with regular chores and to keep my place clean, qualities that are a part of me to this day and that I recognize as a necessity aboard a boat. I am self-sufficient and can rough it on MRE’s and peanut butter sandwiches as well as be creative in the kitchen given a few simple ingredients.

I don’t have any allergies (food or drugs), prefer water, tea and coffee to soft drinks, drink alcohol occasionally and in moderation. Will enjoy a cigar from time to time in enjoyment but don’t need nicotine.

Personality wise I am an ambiverted introvert (INTJ), any questions, ask ? I enjoy the challenge of hard work and learning and the pride from accomplishment. I enjoy social time with people, but am content with a good book and on my own as well. I am an early riser, usually 6-7AM.

Update: Since I have read a number of Captains/boat profiles on here making mention of their political positions with regards to the crew they would like: Between 2016-2020 I was proud that unemployment was at record lows for ALL demographics; and that the number of people needing welfare had gone down. That our military was strong again and our troops were being supported; and that no new wars or conflicts were started. I believe in borders and just as sailing into new ports and countries have rules and regulations, I believe one ought to check in with customs and enter legally, I do not support ILLEGAL entry. I enjoy living a ecological life and I find it wonderful that the U.S. was the ONLY country that had actually met the Paris Climate reduction numbers, and we were not even a part of it anymore. In my opinion, a person’s actions Trump their spoken words or words on a piece of paper, and that is how I live my life. I relate strongly to the philosophy of Ayn Rand and Objectivism.

If you see race and racism everywhere in the world and in the books you choose to read, if you support BLM and feel that driving an electric car is going to change the worlds climate, but have no knowledge of the amount of real slavery going on today, the destruction that the BLM marxist movement is doing to communities or have an understanding of what industries substantially contributes to the amount of CO2 we are probably not a good match for a confined sailing journey.

I have all my real vaccines, the ones that infer true immunity, not just some level of protection as the cdc has now changed their definition of the word to mean. If your math skills lead you to believe that your cloth mask protects you from a .15micron virus while a full N95 mask only stops particles up to .3microns, I say good luck to your beliefs. You probably believe there is no biological difference between XY and XX chromosomes either.

If you are interested in a motivated and excited person to join you on your boat as crew for a week or two for transit, island hoping or delivery crew, I would interested in chatting with you.

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  • Availability 1st December 2021

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUSA

  • Age39

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles100 - 500

  • Required position Novice Crew
    Novice Crew
    Mile building
    Delivery Crew
    Voluntary work

  • Location preferenceNorth America

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Sep 2017 ASA asic Coastal Cruising Complete

  • Aug 2016 Rescue Diver Complete

  • Sep 2017 ASA Bareboat Chartering (Intermediate Coastal Cruising) Complete

  • Jun 2017 ASA Basic Keelboat Complete

  • May 2003 Certified Emergency Medical Technician Complete

  • Feb 2018 ASA Basic Celestial Navigation Complete

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