I know, just what we need, another guy wanting to joining the SSSSM.
Here my bio:
Currently 180 lbs, 5'9" tall, Mostly balding. My pic is on my profile.,,
Graduated HS, went to college, joined the service
and got to see Germany
for a couple of years. Got the travel bug. I left the service
, and finished my degree. I got married and picked up three children
and a 14ft daysailor. Learned to sail on large lakes, family got too big so I moved up to a 26'f Clipper Marine
. We had endless weekends of family fun on lakes, until my daughters discovered boys and wanted to stay home on weekends for 'social' events
. My son, the youngest, and I raced the cruiser until he too needed to go to college. We got as high at 6th place once.
I got all my kids
through college and when my son move out to go to college, the wife moved into an apartment. i guess our plan to get a large boat and sail off was just talk, as she never did get into sailboat racing
. So, we got the divorce she wanted. So, I still have the dream and my 26'f boat and have been single
But, now, I am approaching retirement
. After saving for so long it will be time to loosen the purse strings and start looking for that blue water
boat. I figure it will take about three years to finish my work here and find that special cruiser. I got onto online dating, but after dating about 4 or 5 land locked women, i am now tired of explaining my desire to go off shore and understand that they are really looking for someone to take care of their farm, pets
, horses, or other animals
, and watch volleyball with them on Sunday, Mondays and Thursdays.
So, I joined CF, looking for posts to prepare myself to get to the big blue and discovered this thread. I will be offering my talents as a crewman, chef
and mechanical repairman in exchange for sea time offshore
next year for up to 20 days to those that want to move their boats. This will give me time to meet new people, evaluate boats and hone my skills for deep water
But, it couldn't hurt to say that I too am looking for that special mermaid that would like to share life's bittersweet dreams. I am sure she is out there, but the universe is so big. I have never believed in quick hook-ups nor one night stands and I have always been a one woman kind of guy. Perhaps that is why I haven't met her, my prior sample size has been low in population.
Anyway, I'm hoping to get a cruiser that will take me all the way to Europe
, the Islands and eventually to Hawaii
. My travel list is quite short, I know; I'm hoping someone can share where she would like to go and we will then set a new sail.
If there are some details I left out, let me know. A school
teacher I dated said I have all the traits of someone who was ADHD, but I don't have any problems managing all 10 things I have going at the same time. I just learned to put lots of post-its everywhere and cut down from my usual 25 projects. So, if I am a little chatty, you will know why. It would explain why I can not sit long enough to watch that Super Volleyball game
they do every year in January. But the commercials are fantastic, I watch them on youtube.
--- Dan ( aka Escale)