My name is James, however most people know me as Dreamr.
I am the crazy-type. The kind who buy a catalina
as old as they are and sail without an engine
down the california
coast and into mexico
with no previous sailing experience.
I don't let inexperience get in the way of having fun or learning
new things. I certainly didn't learn spanish before I moved to mexico
I lived aboard that Catalina
for almost 2 years as I sailed it from San Fran to Ensenada. I got into and out of trouble on her many times. We ended up 200 miles off the coast of baja
in a storm, and her boom snapped, the storm sails
shredded, and I lost
a stanchion which opened a good hole in her side.
For 2 days I sailed her in that condition, with a double reef in the main, and a storm jib
with a huge tear in it, back to Turtle Bay. To get steerage without a boom I tied the main off to one cleat or another on the transom.
I forever fell in love with the sea in those 4 days of being blow out and getting back in, all while feeling very macgyver and manly.
I am currently saving up for a wetsnail32 to continue that madness and make for the cocos and galapagos
in the next couple of years.
If you live in PV by all means send me a PM and let's chat. I would love to buy some beers, chill on the beach and talk salt