Hey there, I just wanted to put my hat in the ring for your trip down the coast. I don't have any professional experience sailing but I've done racing around the New York
City area. I recently went about getting my ASA
certifications and really want some more cruising experience in under my belt.
As for the basics, I'm 33, in good health
, enjoy cooking
, and used to working long hours keeping watch (process equipment
can be pretty finicky during shake down...). No smoking, no drugs, no dietary restrictions.
What I lack in offshore
sailing skills, I hope I make up in practical skills. In the "handy" department, I know my way around metal work
(lathe, mill, welding -stick/TIG), woodwork, and glass. I do engineering, process design, and automation for a living so I'm equally at home fixing pressure seals
or programming systems. I have some engine
work under my belt, but mostly in mechanical maintenance/trouble shooting/repair of components. I know my ropes well, with experience in rigging
and construction in addition to a sailboat.
What really caught my eye was that you're sailing a steel Roberts. I've had my eye on them for the better part of 10 years, though more in the 34-40ft range. I've always been impressed by the practicality of the Roberts plans and as a guy that knows how annoying an english wheel
can be, really love the radius chine concept
Anyway, hope to hear from you.