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Old 13-02-2018, 11:36   #1
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San Andres, Colombia to Florida

For about 20th to 25th March, 2018. San Andreas to Caymans to Isla Mujeres to Florida/Texas. Route that is planned may change according to situation and is tentative.
Dates listed are a little flexible as to when I get crew. I expect the trip to take from 2 to 3 weeks.
If you are Canadian or American then you should have no problem going into those countries without a visa. If you hold other passport then it is up to you to get the proper visas needed.
Need crew, one/two persons. So that would mean, taking turns on watch, doing general upkeep and cleaning and repairs if things break, and enjoying the ride. I'm on a 32' sailboat, Lloyd's certified with lots of safety equipment. I am using Chris Parker, meteorologist to guide me with weather, routing and advice. He is the guru of guiding boats in the Caribbean and is well respected by boaters for his advice including delivery captains.
If you have sailing knowledge then so much the better.
XXX However it is important to me as to your character and skills that you have. I would therefore need A RESUME, and at least 2 REFERENCES with phone #s of people who know you in general. They must be verifiable as to their phone #s, could be past employer(s), professional, such as accountant, prof., doctor, person of clergy, any religion including Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, etc...
XXX If you cant give me references then please do NOT contact me.
So if interested you would have to give me the info as soon as possible.
If you are interested, please let me know if you wish further detail.
Hoping to hear from you.

My Sailing resume- sailing for 46 years from an 8' Sabot to 38' C&C Landfall. Owned about 20 different keel boats of several makes, raced some (1st. in the club for the year once- laser), sold them. Sailed the New York Barge canal from St. Clair Lake, Michigan to NYC, to Havana, Cuba, to Marathon, Fl., from Hopetown, Bahamas to Jacksonville, Fl.,crossed Lake Ontario four times, and Erie and the San Juans/Puget Sound/Vancouver Island many times. Miami to Panama to Colombia back to Panama. Some of this is single handed.
Expenses- I don't expect it to cost a lot. Doing lots of motoring because of contrary winds for 1st part of journey. Before we leave, we visit a grocery store and stock up on food supplies.
Passport acceptable for countries going through, valid of at least 7 or 8 months.
Boat- Westerly 32, Fulmar sailboat, fin keel, good reputation English boat. As for heavy weather, I can assure you that the boat can take it. I don't expect heavy, however, if it happens, we go to a 3rd reef asap, lash the tiller to port or starboard, and wait out the storm. My boat heaves to beautifully.
Installed a new Simrad Nav. System with radar including a depth sounder.
-new chart plotter-familiarising myself.
If it says new below, then it is new within the last 2 years.
-New auto pilot.
-New arc or tower to support 2 solar panels and inflatable dingy.
-New wind generator with special quiet blades
-New Ritchie bulkhead compass
-New dodger
-New Fortress #23 anchor.
-New Rocna anchor
-New traveler
-New Dutchman system for lowering sails quickly.
-5 gel batteries bank, one for motor, 4 for house.
-new Condor Fish Finder, Depth Sounder.
Regarding Equipment:
2 liferafts for 6 persons but it have not been re-certified.
New inflatable tender with oars.
Marine VHS with GPS and AIS receiving only, several handhelds.
Overall Sailing Matters:
No alcohol while boat is moving at sea.
No smoking in boat- outside okay away from the wind.
You will be required to sign a waiver.
I am the captain.
If you have more knowledge than me in a certain area, then I may defer to you in certain areas only.
Crew position- Amateur, volunteer, unpaid,
Expenses to/from vessel Paid by crew
Expenses- onboard Contribution on a shared basis including fuel and food.
VESSEL- sloop
Make/model Westerly Fulmar
32 feet
Sailing from Colombia , San Andres to United States , Florida probably in the keys and maybe to Texas.
Language spoken aboard English & French
Nationality Canadian, Age 77 Male
Fluent languages English French
Basic knowledge of Spanish
Qualifications CYA Basic Cruising
CYA Coastal Navigation
Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000
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Old 13-02-2018, 16:18   #2
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Re: San Andres, Colombia to Florida

And so why are you planning to motor a lot when your first leg is 400 NM through the heart of the trade winds on a beam reach?
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Old 16-02-2018, 11:00   #3
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Yes, you do have a point. However, the winds don't always cooperate the way you want. From what I have read, at that time of year, you have a good chance of getting the winds on the beam. If so, then no problems and little fuel used. As for others, I have heard various stories contradicting the above. So I have to look at the worst case scenarios in the event they happen.
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Old 16-02-2018, 11:33   #4
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Re: San Andres, Colombia to Florida

I wonder if you'll find someone. Quite old, lots of rules, references from accountants!? Small boat, no pay. Hm.

PS: nothing against old sailors (but normally they feel beautifully relaxed and knowledgeable - but here the hassle risk seems high). PPS: In honest: would have written your annonce a bit lighter, really wonder, if someone bites.
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Old 16-02-2018, 17:15   #5
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Re: San Andres, Colombia to Florida

What rules? No booze underway and smoking only on deck? Doesn't sound like Captain Bligh to me. Good grief.

References from verifiable persons is not unreasonable. One would be nuts to accept anything else.

Heck, I'd sign up if I had the time. Best of luck to you, Tejeda.
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