I know this is a tad early but I thought I'd post this now instead of waiting untill the last minute, plus it gives me a chance to weed out the....
I am doing a delivery
from Raiatea,look it up if you don't know where it is, to Kewalo Basin Harbor in Oahu
, same thing, look it up, then to Harbor Island West in San Diego
. Leaving around the 15th of 01/13. I need 2 crew besides myself. 1 needs to have some passage
experience, the other can be of limited experience. Me, I've been running around the Eastern Pacific, 48n to 170w to 10s to 80w, since 1971. How you get there is up to you but for the right person I may be able to pop for a ticket, everything is provided except your shoreside entertainment. On board I take care of everything and you do have as say in the provisioning
. Male or female matters nix. However, and pay close attention here, there WILL be NO drugs of any kind on board except what's in the med kit. If I find drugs, I'll drop your ass on the nearest beach and good luck to ya. No exceptions. Google
, some small places out there. With that out of the way this is not a dry boat
, a couple of beers or a drink with dinner is fine as long it is not before your watch. I'll have gorilla tape and wire ties!
if I catch you messed up on watch. Sounds like I'm a hard a** but this is a delivery
, not a race
and not a cruise
. My boats arrive at their destination
is as good as shape if not better than when we left. Plus safety
1st is at the top of the list. O.K. with all that out of the way and you are still reading this, Das Boat
2002 Beneateau 393. She has been in storeage on Raiatea for the past 3 or 4 years. The buyer, current
owner and myself are having her cleaned, surveyed, and some minor repairs
being done as I type. I'll be going down next month with some replacement electronics
and supplies and do some work
. The buyer will be going down during Thankgiving to cruise
around and also will be bringing down some supplies, the we will go down after the 1st of year and bring some more goodies down and bring her to S.D. Even with the over weight fees
the airlines charge, it is safer and cheaper to just pay it and have it on hand than ship. Probably spend a week there checking the boat and provisioning
then we have to stop at Bora Bora
on the way out, I mean it's only 45 miles from Raiatea so.... and the owners are cool with that, plus we can check out there besides. From there north to Oahu
to re-provision and affect any repairs
plus sleep, I have a slip there and a good mech/rigger if needed, then off to S.D.. This will be winter from Oahu to S.D. so bring warm clothes or have them shipped to Oahu. Details on that later. Figure 18 to 21 days to Oahu and the same to S.D. depending on the high and weather
If sounds like something you want/can do, either p/m or post here with any questions.
I like to run a clean and simple boat and have fun along the way, eat well and be as safe as possible. Remember, this boat is someone else's baby and we are entrusted to get their baby home safe and sound.
( I have not spell checked or edited this so don't flame me!!)