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Old 16-07-2014, 22:30   #1
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Central America to anywhere in Pacific

Experienced sailing bum - currently in Panama looking for a working passage berth on a sailing boat going from anywhere in Central America to anywhere in the Pacific.


Boating Resume of Chris Dickey

Objective: Deckhand or Mate position.
Summary: US Citizen, US passport, driver’s license, 100 ton Master Near-Coastal with sail endorsement, OUPV, OS, STWC95, non-smoker, non-drinker, drug free. I don’t get seasick.
Mature, careful, sober and intelligent. More than 20 years’ experience in problem solving. Experience working independently and as part of a team. I have done the corporate thing - the office thing. Now I am looking for a more active lifestyle with the quality of the experience being the prime motivation.
Qualifications:
USCG 100 ton Master Near-Coastal / OUVP licenses with sail endorsement. MMC: Ordinary Seaman, Radio operator license.
STCW95: Basic Safety Training. TWIC card.
Aircraft: Private pilot - single engine land (not current).
SCUBA: PADI certified open water diver.
Software engineering: Multiple computer languages, excellent computer skills.
Other: Simple cooking, maintenance, painting, fiberglass work, Etc.
Maritime Experience:
Spring 2011 – Current. Mate and deckhand. 2nd man on a two or three person boat.
Many separate boats, service from 5 days to 6 months, all sailboats of 33’ – 50’. Most of the trips were the owners needing help relocating their boats from one homeport to another. Some were just helping the owner take a vacation trip: Two Atlantic Crossings, 2 Med deliveries, one trip from Maine to Puerto Rico, One Pacific crossing New Zeeland to Azores via Panama, Alaska’s Inside passage,
Aug to Nov 2013. Deckhand – Wanderbird expedition cruises.
“Wanderbird”. 90’ 147 GRT 1963 North Sea fishing trawler outfitted for expedition cruises. St. Pierre, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and .Maine. Deck and Steward duties on a 12 passenger cruise ship.
May to Sep 2012. Educator / Deckhand – World Ocean School.
“Roseway”. 137’ 1925 Grand Banks Fishing Schooner. US east coast: WV to Nova Scotia. One of 5 to 10 educator / deckhands. All deckhand duties, plus teach short lessons to kids age 10 to 17 covering a variety of subjects.
Goals:
In a few years, I plan on buying my own yacht and offering multi-day custom sailing charters in Alaska. In the meantime I am working to develop my skills with the above goal in mind.
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