Hmm, geez I just join and people are being frightened away.
Okay as I just finished diner aboard, moored at Union Steamship Co. on Bowen Island, and fired up laptop
. Poignant that there should be concern over my monkier on here. As young women at marina helped tie bow line she asked how sail boat 'Tres X' got her name. I replied she was named when I got her, and I was of old school
that believed changing a boats name is bad luck. I went on to tell her I was told by previous owner, a Montana rancher/entreprenuer that he had owned the "Tres X Brewery in Mexico" and the boat was purchased out of proceeds from the sale
of brewery to Dos Equis. After hearing story I wondered why they adopted the 2 (dos) name rather than 3 (tres) name. It wasn't until I googled Tres X and got list of 'porn movies or worse' that it became clear.
On a second note, when my eldest sister all of 18 at the time had finished reading 'Dove' she dreamed of an ocean voyage. That lust ended after a number of creepy meetings with older male Sailors who were not interested in her sailing prowess.
That said you are right to be cautious as my boat is really two small for two crew who are not close (as cautioned above). Also this will be my first ocean passage
In my defence, there is something exciting and fun with doing something grande with someone for the first time. I choose to go the route
a sail boat manageable by one or two and go rather than crew on a boat full of experience and perhaps less enthusiasm and discovery.
I answered your inquiry as your destination
, your description (hardworking, years on boats) and timeline fit mine. I have been planning a solo voyage, but answered your post as I feel a tad overwhelmed with skills required and having backup would good. I have also sailed, read, and talked to enough sailors to know that you don't put to sea without all you require.
Answering your post was my first post, and replies to this post will no doubt let me know if I erred.
I live in Vancouver British Columbia