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  • scott van

    • 45, usa
    • United States
    • Checked in 1 month ago

Looking for a Novice Crew position

After traveling around the West Coast, Rocky Mountains and South West of the United States I feel its time to take to the Sea full time. Working for the Veterans Affairs for 12 years after completing a Batchelors Degree in Construction / Technology Management and being Honorable discharged from the United States Air Force as a Combat Medic / EMT (4FoX) I’ve decided to pursue my idea of chasing my imaginations sailing.

• As a military trained Emergency Medical Technician I can asses medical situations at sea. I can stabilize and care for an injured person. I can communicate / radio in for assistance.

• Living in Utah, we have Lake Powell, which boast more coast line than east and west coast of the US. I’ve been running a 13 ft. yacht tender from Bull frog Marina to Rainbow bridge religiously. My outings average ruffly 150 miles on often ruff waters. One weekend the out board stopped working due to operator error 60 miles away from the marina. After oaring around I was able to borrow tools to tear down the motor and free the gears.

• Over land Ive Modified my van into a comfortable home with electrical options for cooking. Noticing one 12v battery wasn’t enough to keep the refrigerator running I added 3 more batteries in series and tested the inverter & chargers serviceability. I also installed a roll out shade shade and shower.

• Before I joined the military I worked as a Plumber & electrician.

• Working at a dive shop filling tanks, I also cleaned hulls at the harbor

• I take pride in making a good cup of coffee every morning & BBQ’ing most every evening. Aspire to Foraging for salads vs shopping

• Traveling consistently I keep my van & house in order. As a military veteran and experienced Paraglider pilot I know the importance of keeping equipment clean, ready, organized & serviceable, like my (our) life depends on it.

• I’ve spent Multiple day floating down rivers with groups. Each team cooperates to ensure the groups comfort. Group cooking, waste management & hygiene is important for the trips success as well as health. I have rowed a 16ft raft down the Grand Canyon (16 days) as well as many other river multi day expeditions

• As a rock climber, vertical cave and canyon explorer I am no stranger to knots or rope

• I’ve been Dj’ing for 23 year and alway cary my tracks to work a gig. Don’t worry I’m not an music evangelist and will only share when requested. https://soundcloud.com/defklik/my-spirit-my-soul. But, in relevance, I have experience with dealing with signal issues or wiring mistakes and have had to remedy them under pressure to succeed in a performance. I have also been recording and sound editing for 23 years and know my way around a computer

• Just came back from a 10 day live aboard dive trip to Socorro, Mexico. I’ve been diving since 1995 & have my PADI Advanced with Nitrox.

• Can sew

My intentions are to learn every aspect of sailing, from cooking to maintenance. I aspire to gaining my captains license and sustainable living on my own boat.

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  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • Nationalityusa

  • Age45

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles0 - 100

  • Required position Diver
    Delivery Crew
    Competent Crew

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Jan 2016 PADI - Advanced Open Water Complete

  • Jan 2002 1st Aid Complete

  • Jan 2002 Certified Emergency Medical Technician Complete

  • Jan 2002 CPR Complete

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  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Video editing
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Canyoning
  • Climbing
  • Kite surfer
  • Tender driving
  • Photography
  • Musician
  • Managerial Skills
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