Change of plans-
Must have references
purposes only but does not need fancy qualifications. What skills do you have? I could use someone with mechanical (engine) or electrical or navigational or sailing or ssb communication skills.
Myself- sailing for 46 years from an 8' Sabot to 38' C&C
Landfall. Owned about 20 different keel
boats of several makes, raced some (1st. in the club for the year once), sold them. Sailed the Erie Barge canal
from St. Clair Lake, Michigan to Havana, Cuba
, from Hopetown, Bahamas
, Fl., Lake Ontario
, and Erie.
Share in food
and cruising fees
only. Must prove funds available to fly out of Panama
and passport acceptable for countries going through, valid of at least 7 or 8 months.
I plan to have at least 3 persons and possibly 4. So you would pay your share of the expenses as 1/3rd or 1/4.
Hope to leave around May 21st, 2016 or when I line up crew.
1st leg- Miami
Fl., to Isla Mujeres, Mexico
my way the Atlantic coast to Belize
islands etc... and working south to safe stops on the way, maybe Rio Dulce, Limon, Costa Rica
, to Panama. Must have funds to fly out of Panama.
I expect it to take a minimum of 3 weeks up to 7 weeks or more depending on winds.
If, however the crew wants to stop for a while, and all are agreeable, then no problem.
I plan to use a weather
forecaster, and route
planner, Chris Parker out of Florida
. He is considered the guru of Caribbean
sailing and is used by delivery
captains, and cruisers and sailors alike. Very reliable.
Boat- Westerly 32, Fulmar sailboat, fin keel
, good reputation English boat
Installed a new Symrad Nav. System (not yet calibrated) with radar
(gimbaled) including a depth sounder
-New auto pilot.
-A new arc
or tower to support 2 solar panels
-A new wind generator
with special quiet blades
-A new Ritchie bulkhead compass
-A new dodger
-Replaced most interior
lights with LED lights
-A new Fortress
-New Rocna anchor
-To keep in touch with Chris Parker
New Sat Phone
New Sony SSB
for 6 persons but it has not been re-certified.
2. inflatable tender
3. new EPIRB-
VHS with GPS
receiving only, several handhelds.
reports and routing- Chris Parker.
Overall Sailing Matters:
1-I like to go the cheaper way. Anchor if possible with less fees
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your email
address with your sailing resume and other skills, your name, address, references
(2) of your skills and character (lawyer, doctor, pastor, priest, rabbi, psychologist, teacher, etccc- people reputable in the community).
Are you interested?