How has your trip been to date?
Married with three children
and 2 grandsons, I am 57 and still working but am trying to ease my way out of the rat race
. I've booked off work for February, unpaid, and am looking for an opportunity to sail and share expenses. I've owned two keel
boats, the latest a Bayfield 25 with my brother, we sail on Lake Ontario
in any weather
. I don't have any blue water
I love Latin America and commend to you the ports
of Varidaro and Havana Cuba
, also Bocas del Toro in Panama
and Tampico in Mexico
. I've studied up my Spanish and practice whenever I can. You'll find I'm handy on a boat. I pulled out and and re-installed our auxiliary diesel
for a rebuild
. While it was out I fitted it with an alternator
and wired it into the boat so we don't need shore power
any more. We also fitted an auto-tiller, do you like yours?
I like to cook and I don't smoke or take drugs. The way I have fun on a trip is to look for the good in everyone I meet. People everywhere are open and curious about us if I can just slow down and appreciate them. Women can be a challenge if they see you as a 'sugar daddy' so I try to keep things correct (I just returned from a week cycling in Cuba
with my brother).
Please let me know if I might fit into your plans. I can certainly cover expenses and can meet you in any port you choose.
Hi fellow cruisers!
I plan to move my boat to Panama by the end of December. I hope to leave from South Florida by mid November, but only after threat of hurricanes is over. I am currently in NC, but can pick up crew in Florida. I live aboard alone, and would like to have 2 additional crew on board for this trip.
is likely to be from Ft. Lauderdale, through the Bahamas, through the windward passage
, a stop in Jamaica
, possible stops at Isla De Providencia and the San Blas. I want to make some stops, so it won't just be a delivery
grind, we'll have time for having fun ashore.
The boat is a 1982 a CS36T, a 36ft sloop
. I have cruised on her in the FL keys and through the Bahamas. She's equipped with solar
power, a 30hp Westerbeke
, Garmin chartplotter
, 100 gallon fresh water tanks
stove with oven
I pay all expenses while on the boat, and may be able to help with transportation to or from the boat if you aren't coming from too far away. PM me with any questions about me or the boat.