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  • SailorEd

    • 69, USA
    • United States
    • Checked in 3 weeks ago

Can assist moving or delivering sailboats

Happy to assist in moving your sailboat boat several hundred or thousand miles

Sailing experience:
Soloed 34 ft sloop (Dufour 34)
from New York to Maine and on to Cuba

Sailed 26 ft sloop (Pearson Ariel).
First trip from Florida through Bahamas to Dominican Republic and to Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico
Second trip from Florida to Mexico, Belize, and the Bay Islands of Honduras

Delivered 34 ft catamaran (Gemini 105M)
From Bayfield WI (Lake Superior) to Sturgeon Bay WI (Lake Michigan)

Sailing dinghy Instructor University of Wisconsin Madison

Over the years various charters in Long Island Sound, Florida Keys and US Virgin Islands as well as kayaking, canoe and hiking trips

Competent Navigator
Back in the day used sextant, RDF (radio direction finder) and DR (deduced reckoning) to navigate the Caribbean
Capable with OpenCPN running on Android Smartphone and Windows. Shockingly good navigation software, at least for US waters
Slight familiarity with Raymarine Lighthouse OS. The maps and/or GPS in US waters were not as accurate as OpenCPN running on a $10 Android phone

Competent Mechanic
Owned company that designed, manufactured and sold motorcycle tools. Made engine and transmission repair videos.
Owned company that designed, sold and supported CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine tools.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUSA

  • Age69

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofSpanish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Competent Crew
    Novice Crew

  • Expected arrangement Recreational

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  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Whipping and splicing
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Managerial Skills
  • Windsurfing
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