Seeking a Crew Member
for a Cruise
down the East Coast
and the Bahamas
in October and November.
Iím an ex-meteorologist and teacher, who now loves to travel and keeping busy until my wife can stop working. Iíve lived the last 30 years, Europe
and now New York
, where I grew up.
I just spent a relatively short day cruising from Gloucester to Plymouth Mass, where I am now anchored, watching a thunderstorm move through. I am warm and cozy on Dauntless, a 1988 Kadey Krogen 42í trawler
. Itís not fast, itís not sexy, but will pretty much go anywhere in safety
and a little comfort.
Iím telling you this because I could use some help keeping watch, light cleaning
and plain conversation. What you donít know, I am willing to and like to teach. I try to go off shore depending upon weather
, waves and current
, and usually anchor
each night after 8 to 12 hour days. Once in a while, when circumstances warrant, I have had longer days and overnight passages.
Between the second or third week of October and early December, I will be cruising from Maine
down the east coast
, stopping in central Florida
, for two weeks, before ending in the Bahamas
(Abacos) by the end of November.
I am looking for one crew member
who is outgoing, easy going, and willing to learn. Experience is not necessary, as I will teach the fundamentals of watch keeping, including navigation
interpretation. I do the routine maintenance
and weíll share the normal boat
chores, though I like doing most of the cooking
. You will have plenty of time to read.
Young is better than old, just because I like open minded people who donít know it all, just as I realize I donít know it all. I also donít have much patience for entitled adults. If you donít know what that means, thatís probably good.
Dauntless is well equipped and I pretty much single
handed from Florida in the spring, up to NYC
and have spent the summer cruising New England
, Maine, Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick. I will keep Dauntless in Providence RI for the rest of September.
You must have the time to do at least the first or second part of this trip, the expenses to cover your transportation and any personal or special needs.
If you Google
Krogen 42, you will have a sense of what a fully equipped trawler
is like. You will have your own cabin
and head! No smoking, no drugs, but a beer
or glass or two of wine at the end of the day is most welcome.
PM me and tell me about yourself:
ē Your expectations,
ē Male or female
ē Drink and eating habits
ē Availability, when and where