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Old 30-08-2012, 10:15   #1
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Ocean Wolf

I am looking to sail! If its a long term good trip I will fly almost anywhere. Let me know if you have a spot for me



I have a very laid back attitude:
I spent my 20s switching between fighting forest fires in the summers in BC, Canada and travelling or working for myself in between. Through my job, I learned to love the might of Mother Nature and not freak out when she takes over. I also learned to love a nomadic lifestyle - never spending more than 6 months in one place. I donít stress easily and I am open to all kinds of ways of living. I get that we are all very different and there is no right or wrong way to be.

I have a good work ethic and some skills:
I spent 9 summers digging ditches and carrying pumps and saws up and down mountains. I consider physical work more as an exercise than a thing I just have to do. I also spent 2 winters renovating my houses so I know how to cut wood and use a hammer. I fixed my cars when it wasnít too complicated and trouble-shooted equipment in the bush. I was also always working around helicopters and heavy machinery so I respect expensive equipment. And like sailing, with forest fires you are always keeping an eye on the weather.

Able to get along with other people in close quarters:
I have lived out of a small backpack for almost 4 years going thru Europe, Central/South America and Asia. I have lived in my van, rented little cabins, and stayed in about 100 dormitories. I have spent months in fire camps where itís just a few of us for weeks in the mountains with only a radio and sat-phone to the outside world. I value my own space and the space of others. I like to keep my place clean and organized.

I have the time and money:
I bought a 2nd house a few years back and fixed it up with intention to sell and spend my winnings on my dreamboat. The plan has been executed and now I have a nice chunk of savings to make the purchase. I rent out my other place so I have some residual income to fund my adventures. I am also taking time off firefighting so my schedule is wide open.

I value a good sense of humor:
I know what its like to spend a lot of time with just a few people. When I was hiring firefighters, attitude and humor were what I looked for. I can imagine scouting for sailing crew is much the same.

I have the ability and excitement to learn:
Here is the kicker, Ė I do not have sailing experience. However, this means I am malleable and I can learn it your way. I have been reading forums, researching boats, learning the physics and getting intimate with the lingo. I am not clueless, but I am the hands-on learning type.

My Future Sailing Goals:
I'm a young guy, 30, who wants to live on his own boat. I value quality over quantity Ė so I want to invest in a small, well built, well-organized boat. I want to be able to single-hand. Crewing on your boat would be my next step in this process.

Other facts I think matter to you:
I wouldnít say I cook gourmet, but I cook decent food. I havenít used a microwave in years and prefer to avoid anything processed. Personally, I like to eat what is local and climate appropriate. Ideally, on a boat in a warm climate, I could happily live off fish and fruit.

I donít snore.
I donít have any psychological issues or am prone to drama of any kind.
I am healthy and fit.
I am very friendly and smile a lot.
I will clean the toilet.
I donít smoke and I drink casually.
I play guitar, love to snorkel and dive, want to learn to surf.

People who know me best say I am much like a dog - I cherish my friends, love to eat, find satisfaction in the simplest of things, and am always wagging my tail.


Thanx for offering a great opportunity J Chris.
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Old 30-08-2012, 11:22   #2
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Re: Ocean Wolf

Hi Chris

See my post 8/14 NYC area to Key West. If still interested call eight 4 five 8 nine 6 nine 3 two 6.

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Re: Ocean Wolf

Forgot to mention one important factor - I am in Ukraine and would prefer a boat either in Europe or Asia. But saying that - I will go farther for a suitable boat that plans to sail for a while...thanx everyone!
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