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Old 31-05-2017, 05:52   #1
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Portobello, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia

Need crew, at least one person. Prefer two. So that would mean, taking turns on watch, doing general upkeep and cleaning and repairs if things break, and enjoying the ride.I am on a 32' sailboat, Lloyd's certified with lots of safety equipment. I use Chris Parker, meteorologist to guide me with weather, routing and advice. He is the guru of guiding boats in the Caribbean and is well respected by boaters for his advice including delivery captains.

If you have sailing knowledge then so much the better. However it is important to me as to your character and skills that you have. I would therefore need a resume, and at least 2 references with phone #s of people who know you in general. They must be verifiable on the internet as to their phone #s, could be past employer(s), professional, such as accountant, prof., doctor, person of clergy, any religion including Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, etc...

If you are interested, please let me know if you wish further detail.
Hoping to hear from you one way or the other.

Dates listed are flexible as to when I get crew. I expect the trip to take from 3 to 6 weeks, probably closer to 4 wks. For bays listed below, Crew would have opportunity to explore the waters, snorkel, etc...will try different anchorages.
Route that is planned may change according to situation and is tentative.

Portobello to San Blas Islands. 104 nm. Anchor overnight. 3 days
San Blas to Tiburon, Col. 56 nm. Anchor overnight.3-5 days
Tiburon to Bania Colombia, Col. 57 nm. Anchor overnight. 4-5 days
Bania Col to Cispata 135 nm. Anchor overnight.6-8 days
Cispata to Barbacoas 51 nm Anchor overnight 6-8 days
Barbacoas to Cartagena 78 nm 1 day

Sailing resume-
Myself- sailing for 46 years from an 8' Sabot to 38' C&C Landfall. Owned about 20 different keelboats of several makes, raced some (1st. in the club for the year once- laser), sold them. Sailed the New York Barge canal from St. Clair Lake, Michigan to NYC, to Havana, Cuba, to Marathon, Fl., from Hopetown, Bahamas to Jacksonville, Fl., Lake Ontario four times, and Erie and the San Juans/Puget Sound/Vancouver Island many times. Miami to Panama. Most of this is single handed.
Passport acceptable for countries going through, valid of at least 7 or 8 months. Hope to leave asap or when I line up crew. Prefer mid May, 2017.

I use a weather forecaster, and route planner, Chris Parker out of Florida. He is considered the guru of Caribbean sailing and is used by delivery captains, and cruisers and sailors alike. To keep in touch delorme inreach sat phone
New Sony SSB receiver (of which I do not know how to operate)
Very reliable.
Boat- Westerly 32, Fulmar sailboat, fin keel, good reputation English boat. As for heavy weather, I can assure you that the boat can take it. I don't expect heavy, however, if it happens, we go to a 3rd reef asap, lash the tiller to port or starboard, and wait out the storm. My boat heaves to beautifully.
Installed a new Symrad Nav. System with radar including a depth sounder.
-iPad with 2 nav programs and built in gps.
-new chart plotter-familiarising myself.
-New auto pilot.
-New arc or tower to support 2 solar panels and inflatable dingy.
-New wind generator with special quiet blades
-New Ritchie bulkhead compass
-New dodger
-New Fortress #23 anchor.
-New Rocna anchor
-New EPIRB
-New traveler
-New Dutchman system for lowering sails quickly.
-5 gel batteries bank, one for motor, 4 for house.
-new Condor Fish Finder, Depth Sounder.
Regarding Equipment:
1. 2 liferafts for 6 persons but it have not been re-certified.
2. inflatable tender with oars.
3. Marine VHS with GPS and AIS receiving only, several handhelds.
4. weather reports and routing- Chris Parker.
Overall Sailing Matters:
Rules-
No alcohol while boat is at sea.
No smoking in boat- outside okay away from the wind.
You will be required to sign a waiver.
I am the captain.
If you have more knowledge than me in a certain area, then I may defer to you.
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Re: Portobello, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia

Very well written everything you need to know.
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Old 02-06-2017, 19:25   #3
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Re: Portobello, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia

Really sorry. I should take down my ad. Down in Medellin Colombia at the moment.
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Old 03-06-2017, 14:09   #4
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Re: Portobello, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia

Hello Tejeda
Email me if your still looking for help. I v sailed all over the world. I have a extremely flexible schedule, and looking for adventures.
Michaeldmesser@gmail.com
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hey are you still looking for crew? maybe we could skype?
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Re: Portobello, Panama to Cartagena, Colombia

Looks like I have found 2 super crewmembers
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