All valid points. I've been searching for passage
,a couple different routes, for nearly a year - months before I left the U.S.. Early on I provided a lot more of that information and got no responses or follow up at all. The intent wasn't flippant, but I had been considering this a less and less likely avenue to find passage,which is why I've been considering timetables and alternatives to making my own passage across. I agree that sailing the Pacific would be preferable not solo, in some ways, but there are plenty of sailors who cross solo on a regular basis, even if it's leg by leg and the crossing is more of an incidental island hop. You still have that 3 week leg to the Marquesas
I figured most of the points you raised would quickly become apparent in a conversation or, if local, a meet and greet. That's part of why I am heading for RD & probably on to Panama. I'll enter Guatemala today I expect. RD by nightfall or tomorrow. From there...
I am male, 36, and curious enough, that seems to stifle a lot of responses. a friend going a different direction noted that my lack of responses was probably solely because I lacked a bikini, and interestingly enough when I was planning to buy and outfit my own 42' tri, I had 3 offers from women
and a young man all interested in crewing
even before I'd made the purchase
, but in a year plus, have yet to find any offers past reaching Guatemala, or possibly Guatemala to Panama if we arrive at similar times, in that entire time, so there may be something to it. I have basic sailing skills and knowledge. All sailing experience has been coastal thus far: S. Cal
& S. FL say and pleasure/"party cruise" sails
or day charters. I make honey wine, but I'm not much of a drinker, no smoking at all and allergic to cigarettes. Former U.S., former military, former a lot of things. Certified diver and professional author and photographer which are where I hope most of my professional focus to be going forward. I am not financially independent, but I expect to be able to fund my own way at least for this trip unless it stretches out too far, and I have enough skills I can manage once I reach my destination
so I'm not particularly concerned about that. It's merely the journey there to be overcome.
I'd be glad to continue the discussion if you like by email
, which is why I left my site info as it's all over that site and I figured someone can glean bits of my personality from what I have up there as well if they are interested, even if a lot of it is washed out for public traffic & professionalism. I've also found being too forthcoming tends to backfire, so again,restricting information until essential seemed appropriate.
if it's easier for you to reach me, though I will be in intermittent access the next few days as I haven't decided how long I'll hole up in RD before I head
towards the west coast ports
or southward absent a vessel. Safe sailing if I don't meet up with you somewhere along the way.