Last Winter my girlfriend and I sailed our 1988 Catalina
34 from the Florida Keys
through the Bahamas
to the Virgin Islands
. We stayed in St. Thomas until spring when we sailed her back to Puerto Rico
and put her on the hard
. We are now back in the states (Minnesota) and want the boat
back in the Keys (Marathon) but we don't have the time to do it so here is a thought I had.
I would like to find someone (I'm picturing a couple) who has a lot of sailing experience that would like to cruise
for a while this winter from Puerto Rico
to the Keys. You can pick up the boat
in late January and cruise
the Virgin Islands
, DR, Turks and Caicos
, The Bahamas
and back to the Keys. You can go as fast or as slow as you want but I need her back in the Keys no later than June 1 for hurricane
season (insurance requirements).
The boat "Sea Angel" is a 1988 Catalina
34 and she is pretty well equipped. My girlfriend and I have lived on it for the past 2 years and sailed her from Lake Superior
to the Virgin Islands in that time.
The arrangement I have in mind is that you get to use Sea Angel for a few months for free and I get her back to the Keys without having to pay a delivery captain
and crew. A win - win. Obviously this trip would not be free for you as you will have to pay your own expenses, you only get the use of the boat for free.
If you are interested in this send me an email
and we can talk about it, so far I only have a rough idea in my mind of how this would work
so I am open to thoughts and ideas. Sea Angel is my baby so I would like to meet you first somewhere and somehow and rest assured, I WILL do a background check on you (Sea Angel is certainly worth the cost of a good background check).
me at Benasutti at yahoo dot com.