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Old 23-10-2020, 21:16   #1
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Hello from Vancouver! - Looking to get out any way possible

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My name is Kevin, and im looking to get sailing any way possible! I am a 29 y.o. scientist who grew up sailing in San Diego and recently moved to Vancouver. My most recent experience is on Hobie 16s (have an old 70s Hobie on a beach bar in SD), but grew up helping my dad on a little 25 ft sloop. Never had any official training, but recently passed the Sail Canada Basic Cruising standard and looking to get out on the water any way possible.

Im happy to help scrub the boat (im a marine biologist, SCUBA certified and have the gear), as well as climb the mast, literally anything needed in payment for getting out.

If you're looking for someone to help clean the boat and bring a 6-pack along, tell you useless biology facts, or just need someone else to go out with, feel free to message me!

Thanks,
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Old 23-10-2020, 23:04   #2
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Old 23-10-2020, 23:07   #3
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Re: Hello from Vancouver! - Looking to get out any way possible

Good intro, Kevin. If we were in your area we'd be happy to help, but it's a long commute to Tasmania!

Good luck in your quest... I think your attitude will get you a ride soon.

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Re: Hello from Vancouver! - Looking to get out any way possible

Hi Kevin! if you ever happen to visit Kelowna, I have a 25 footer on the mooring here on Lake Okanagan. You can take her sailing even for a week if you like.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Kevin.
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Old 24-10-2020, 14:40   #7
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Good intro, Kevin. If we were in your area we'd be happy to help, but it's a long commute to Tasmania!

Good luck in your quest... I think your attitude will get you a ride soon.

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Thanks Jim!

Be careful, I might take ya up on that offer if I ever get down to Tasmania. Would love to visit!
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Hi Kevin! if you ever happen to visit Kelowna, I have a 25 footer on the mooring here on Lake Okanagan. You can take her sailing even for a week if you like.
Hey! Haven’t made it out that Far East in BC yet, but maybe next summer. I’ll keep in touch for sure. Thanks!
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Appreciate the warm welcome from the forum! Thanks everyone!
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Old 24-10-2020, 15:54   #10
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Welcome!

Great attitude, like hk I have a sailboat (Catalina 270) moored on Kootenay Lake each summer. It is coming out this next Wednesday and stored inside my hanger at the Creston airport for the winter. But it will get wet again in the spring of 2021. If you are out that way drop me a PM. Plus if you happen to find your way to Bonaire in the winter months I would be very happy to take you out on our Moody down there. Being a SCUBA dude my guess is Bonaire is on your list somewhere. We also have a seaside house with the reef maybe 25M from our shoreline. You can actually sit on the edge of my deck and look down into the water and see the Parrot Fish feeding. Cheers and good luck.
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Hello!
My name is Kevin, and im looking to get sailing any way possible! I am a 29 y.o. scientist who grew up sailing in San Diego and recently moved to Vancouver. My most recent experience is on Hobie 16s (have an old 70s Hobie on a beach bar in SD), but grew up helping my dad on a little 25 ft sloop. Never had any official training, but recently passed the Sail Canada Basic Cruising standard and looking to get out on the water any way possible.

Im happy to help scrub the boat (im a marine biologist, SCUBA certified and have the gear), as well as climb the mast, literally anything needed in payment for getting out.

If you're looking for someone to help clean the boat and bring a 6-pack along, tell you useless biology facts, or just need someone else to go out with, feel free to message me!

Thanks,
Kevin

We've often said we should hire a marine biologist to accompany us. Its just so hard telling those darn starfish apart

Season's done but maybe next year. Be prepared to give detail lectures on undersea flora though
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We've often said we should hire a marine biologist to accompany us. Its just so hard telling those darn starfish apart

Season's done but maybe next year. Be prepared to give detail lectures on undersea flora though
If ya seen one, you've seen em all. Bacteria and viruses are the real puppet masters of the sea!

If thats what it takes, im in!
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