First caveat: Not looking to hire a professional captain whose business is running vessels and is seeking his or her next paycheck.
The person I'm looking for is someone who wants to share an experience sailing a cool vessel that neither of us have been on and is looking forward to doing what is necessary to make the adventure a success.
You MUST be able to manage sails
and navigate a 42' ketch
from the South Atlantic coast, Georgia
area, to Texas.
Looking for someone who has a solid understanding of the fundamentals, rigging
, how to raise, reef, manage all sails and lines.
Someone who can help me get the vessel to Texas successfully and I'll learn while helping. I've never been on a sail boat, so a skipper
who can communicate and operate it while teaching without killing us is what's needed. Not so concerned about credentials or having 'x' years of experience so much as the person being competent and knowing what they are doing to maintain a level of safety
I get along with most people, those who are polite and reliable are most definitely preferred.
Myself, I'm a male in my mid 30's; now whether the skipper is male or female, younger or older than myself, I will maintain a friendly and professional attitude irregardless and would like the other person to as well.
Second caveat: Not interested in traveling with anyone who will cause a dangerous situation or who uses drugs.
Regarding the planning of the acquisition of this vessel and journey of this vessel, I typically like to do things the best way possible and be a perfectionist, but the time constraint is real and this may not be without unforeseen delays or surprises, but nothing that cannot be managed.
There will most certainly be some unknowns and things to solve, but I'm looking for someone who understands that and is willing to forge ahead with me.
What I really need is for someone to show up who can run a boat.. I'll cover the cost of your lodging until we verify the bilge
, nav equipment
and other systems check out (it's all about 2008-2010 electronics) provision the boat and leave. I'll also cover all costs associated with the journey, including the persons travel back home. Again, not looking to simply hire a professional captain but rather someone interested in a spontaneous adventure. If you happen to also be a professional captain by all means, you are welcome also.
There may be future sailing opportunities in much more beautiful areas, provided we can get along for future trips.
This will probably depend on the other person as I'm easy to get along with and reliable. A certain trust between us will need to be established and we will need to be able to rely on each other. I've got a clean background and will expect the other person to also, don't want to be associated with anyone who has been in and out of jail, involved with drugs, or someone who thinks it will be fun to operate a boat without knowing how.
Hoping to get some assistance from someone who has some extra time and wants to meet a new friend with whom they can get to know a vessel with and make a fun and memorable experience. It's an opportunity to go sailing for without having to pay for expenses.
Boats is going to get new batteries
when I get there, freshwater tank filled up, fuel tank
filled with diesel
, full systems and instrument check, provisioned with lots of drinking water
and our food
, plunk and go. If I cannot make local contacts to assist us during that time I'll simply rent a car or use local transport so that we can get to a Walmart, pick up some new deep cycle batteries
, get maintenance
items for the engine
so that I know 100% the oil
and filter is fresh, fuel/water separator has been replaced, that way we don't have engine
problems while motorized or run into a problem with unknown batteries.
I have experience working as a mechanic
and will do the work
so that when we leave the engine is reliable and the maintenance
is fresh. It will take approximately two days to do the maintenance, I figure I'll have to run back to a store for something that's how things go.
While I work
on the mechanical you can figure out getting the electronics
programmed, check the lines and rigging
, then we will get the boat provisioned.
I am also good with electronics
and would like to learn how to operate the navigational equipment
Please contact me with some basic details about yourself and your experience if interested.
Third caveat: I'm here to make plans, here to be productive; please reply only if you have something positive to add or have interest in showing up and being the skipper on this vessel.
Thank you, hopefully I can find someone soon, I've got about a week to do so.