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  • RussF85

    • 69, United States
    • United States
    • Checked in 2 days ago

Looking for worldwide crew opportunities. I have crewed on cats and monohulls.

My name is Russ and I am looking for crewing opportunities. I have a lifetime of boating experience from ski boats to chartered 50-foot mono hulls, catamarans and power boats. I have completed several Atlantic and Pacific crossings. I have also undertaken several delivery trips up and down the East Coast of the US and have done so in all types of weather and in spring, summer and late fall.

I am a PADI certified Advanced Open Water diver with experience in both cold and warm water but I far prefer the warmer water (who wouldn't). I have considerable experience with mechanical, electrical and radio/electronics systems and possess a United States, FCC General Class Commercial Radiotelephone Operators license.

I am a confident swimmer, unlikely to be seasick, good communicator with no body piercings, no facial piercings, and no tattoos. I travel light (little luggage), respectful, clean & tidy, committed, eager to learn & work, fit & healthy, friendly, polite, diligent, positive outlook, skilled, organized, discreet, trustworthy, open minded, easy going, sense of humor.

While I am comfortable working on boats of all sizes.

My delivery trips include:
May 2017 - Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas to Jamestown, RI - Passport, Royal Passport 43
July-August 2017 - Pacific Crossing from Honolulu, HI to San Diego, CA - Beneteau 46
April 2018 - Isla Mujeres, MX to Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Jeanneau SO 44-DS
June 2018 - Beaufort, NC to Newport, RI - Jeanneau SO 44-DS
Nov. 2018 - Portsmouth, RI to Marsh Harbour, Bahamas - Jeanneau SO 44-DS
December 2018 - Atlantic Crossing from Malaga, Spain to St. George's, Grenada via Las Palmas, CI - Outremer 51 Catamaran
April 2019 - Nassau, Bahamas to Gibson Island, MD via Charleston, SC and Wrightsville Beach, NC - Morelli & Melvin MM50 catamaran
June 2019 - Marsh Habour, Bahamas to Portsmouth, RI - Jeanneau SO 44-DS
August 2019 - Le Marin, Martinique to Port Salerno, Florida - Lagoon 400 catamaran
November 2019 - Pacific Crossing from Nadi, Fiji to Honolulu, HI via Apia, WS - Island Packet 40
April/May 2021 Puerto Chiapas, MX to Puerta Vallarta, MX - Fountaine Pajot Belize 43
November 2021 Baltimore, MD to Ft. Pierce, FL. - Lagoon 42
July 2022 - Whangarei, NZ to Vuda Pt. Fiji - Outremer 51

I received my 2nd COVID vaccine in early March 2021 and my most recent booster in November 2022

References available upon request.

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  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUnited States

  • Age69

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofSpanish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Lead Deckhand

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Nov 2003 USS Basic Keelboat Complete

  • May 2004 USS Bareboat Cruising Complete

  • Apr 2008 PADI - Advanced Open Water Complete

  • Jul 1975 VHF Radio Telephony Complete

  • Sep 2017 USS Offshore Passage Making Complete

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  • Microsoft office
  • Waterskiing
  • Canyoning
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Helmsmen
  • Tender driving
  • Small Aircraft Pilot
  • Marine First Aid
  • Car mechanic
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
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