I should introduce myself, my name is Jack I'm a 53 year old white male originally from San Diego
. I currently live in Baja California
close to the border with 5 of my children
. I rent apartments and houses in the greater Tijuana Baja California
North Area to Americans who are tired of the high cost of living in the greater San Diego area and I drive for Uber sometimes.
I took my kids
during the Easter vacation
on their first big road trip and we drove all the way down to Guerrero Negro, Muleje, Loreto, La Paz
, Todos Santos, and Cabo San Lucas. In La Paz
we rented a 34 foot sailboat to stay on, on Airbnb. The kids
have not stopped talking about it and started looking at boats online for sale
in the 30 foot range they found a very inexpensive 27 foot Jensen Marine Cal
27 for sale
in Marina del Rey on ebay and I bought it.
I need to move it to San Diego so that it's close to us so we can use it.
I have been up here in Marina del Rey for the last week going over the boat
taking her out once or twice a day and fixing what needs to be fixed so that I can sail her to San Diego. I don't have much sailing experience I have a boatload of sea days mostly crewing
on sport fishing
boats and crewing
on deliveries 99.99% power boats. This is a sweet little boat
unfortunately she's been sitting for a long time and only used as a condo on the water
. So as can be expected I'm buying
every day since I'm taking her out on the water
every day something new is breaking or I'm discovering something new that needs to be fixed or replaced to make the trip. Plus the window of sailing opportunity has been limited as we've been peppered with small craft warning weather
advisories for the last two weeks.
I would like to find somebody to day sail her with me everyday leaving Marina del Rey and returning until she's ready to sail to Newport Beach
so that I can be closer to Minney's Yacht Surplus there's a shout-out for you Minney's Yacht Surplus 1500 Newport
Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 the best place to buy awesome used yacht parts
. Then day sail her from Newport Beach
and return until she's ready to sail to San Diego.
It would be awesome to find somebody who will trade
the joy of sailing and working on a boat but I'm willing to pay I don't know how long it's going to take I'm kind of guessing it's going to be a week of sailing her everyday and fixing something everyday maybe longer you know how it is with these boats that have been sitting in the marinas
for years. Took it out yesterday sailed from Marina Del Rey to Palos Verdes almost a stone's throw got pretty rough a new small craft advisory came out while we were out and I shredded the stained raggedy jib
she came with, I'm going to go buy a replacement jib
first thing this morning and hopefully be sailing again this afternoon.
Anyone who is interested can email
me Tijuana underscore Jack at yahoo.com come on down let's go sailing!