I'm currently single
handing my way down the east coast
of the US with my sights set on Florida
I guess. Just warm. I've already made the jump across most of the Jersey-New York bight, and should be transiting the CD canal
sometime this week.
My entire sailing career has been single
handed, and I do just fine with it. So I'm not looking to rush any crew on board. I do not need the physical help. I do not want to find myself with someone I don't want on my boat
But something about not having someone to share the experience with seems to make it a little less rich. Putting up this post on the long shot hope of finding someone of a similar mind who would like to cruise
with me and my dogs
Me: 36 year old male. 5' 11". I don't smoke or drink. I don't judge people who do. I don't have children
. Never married. Engineer
on a sabbatical. I have two dogs
, on the boat
. Easy going guy, just enjoying life on my small boat
. Hoping to find a kind woman to enjoy life with. I got sick of working so I worked really really hard to get this boat together and put myself in the position to be a bum on a boat.
Lilly: the dog in the dinghy
with me. 13 year old beagle mixed with awesome who has a zest for life. She's a survivor of a herniated disc, and at one time was paralyzed because of it but has made a full recovery. A true badass, she has hiked 60% grade trails on the Appalachian trail, swims, hunts bugs, rides kayaks, motorcycles, everything. Silent. Not mute, but she just doesn't make noise
Carlin: the redhead eyeing the bird on the push pit. He's a four year old hound-deer cross who went back for seconds when they were handing out legs. Not the sharpest tack, he gets by on his good looks. Regularly pacing right off the front deck
of the dinghy
into the water
, he's a funny
handful that loves everyone. He's fairly quiet, but pipes up at appropriate times for guard dogue. No one ever catches me by surprise coming up to the boat.
Boat: Cailín, Irish for "girl". 1979 Cape Dory
27. I've refit
her over the last two seasons to cover a myriad of safety
and performance maintenance
or upgrades, as well as all of the bright work
and refinishing and reupholstering the interior
. She's a well founded boat, with a seakindly design, ready for adventuring. This isn't a refit
in motion, she's in good trim. I think she is truly beautiful, and she makes my heart go pitter-patter.
You: Nice. Kind. I love dogs, and tolerate cats and children
, but realistically there is only room for you on Cailín. The boat is a pocket cruiser
, so, sorry... Again, nice, kind, good person - like - for real.
Thanks for taking the time to read