Total noob to this forum, and forums
in general, so pls forgive any gaffes.
I have my '83 Catalina 36
, Marjory J, docked on Clear Lake
and have been enjoying sailing Galveston Bay. I've only made one trip down the coast so far, single-handing to Freeport
and back. Beautiful trip on the ICW! Heading out again next week, WX permitting.
I'm pretty handy, and have done all the work on my boat myself, minus major fiberglass
repair (can't stand doing glasswork, and it shows!) and sewing. Not much else I haven't tackled, and it's a joy to sail the fruits of your labor.
I have a very flexible job schedule, single
, and no kids
, so I have extended time off. I hope to meet some fellow sailors in a similar situation who can join me, or I them, on some excursions. And if you need crew, I can meet/leave the boat from any city with a commercial airport
, including most of the Caribbean
, so you don't have to buy me a ticket to/from.
Lastly, I reach retirement
age at the airline in less than two years and plan working full-time in the marine
industry. I've got a 50t and TWIC, so would appreciate any employment
tips you might have. I worked on the recreational side, owning my own sailing charter
company for 11 years, but want to work on the commercial
side moving forward.
Thanks for reading. Hope to see you on the water
or around Clear Lake
for a cold one.