I'm interested in crewing
on larger sailboats pretty much anywhere in the world. (Especially wood boats.) I grew up on the water
sailing with my father on board his 20' Santana, first inland, and then offshore
on the West coast
, off Coos Bay and Newport
. As a 20 something, I lived on the the water
on my houseboat with my 26' 1963 wooden Thunderbird racer
, 1959 Clipper Craft 22' cabin
cruiser, also wood, and 14' Laser all moored out back. After a few years, all of them got traded in for a 36' old Chris cabin
cruiser that could pull skis, that I lived aboard.
After a number of years, I sold my Chris Craft and I took a break from boats and everything else, and became a Buddhist monk and did long forest retreats for a number of years. (Internal restoration
and cruising you could say.) Now I'm back in the world and am building Greenland
skin-on-frame sea kayaks for a living (see Skin On Frame Kayak, Greenland Kayak - Monkcraft Kayaks-Home
) I am also committed to following up on my aspirations of cruising. Theses days, living simply, I don't want the hassles and problems of owning my own big boat. Done been there alreay. A small fleet of kayaks and a 12' Penguin is enough for my local sailing/cruising needs. But they don't get you far on big water.
I am college educated in drafting and computers
, worked professionally in manufacturing engineering and have that wonderful mechanical gene. It's a gene I dearly love; I can fix things, understand how things work, how to fix them and have fun doing it. Mechanical stuff talks to me. I can paint
, build and do pretty much anything else I put my mind to. If I don't know how to do something, I teach myself how, like I taught myself how to build kayaks.
I build Greenland
skin on frame kayaks for a living for people all over the world (unfortunately they are not great for long distance offshore
cruising. Your butt gets mighty sore in there!) I also teach kayak
all over the world as well. In short, I can be useful.
As to the 'life's short' part of my title, indeed life is short. I want to fulfill all my dreams before I am to old and sick. I want to die with NO REGRETS! I'm only 35. But you never know when the opportunity to do certain things will leave you. I have the freedom, opportunity and health
to get away and do these things now, so why wait. I've always wanted to cruise
. Now is the time of my life to do it.
Lets get in touch. I would love to crew for you!
link to my picture:
link to me and Pigtail at sea: