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Malta on my mind

Originally wanted to departure for Nova Scotia in May. After that…??? Malta and Greek Islands??? But I have been putting in a lot of work on the boat (more than expected - a lot more than required) and given that we are deep into the summer I think the Canada trip is a "next year" consideration. Everything else is possible.

The 1st Mate.
One quality companion, female only, needed for each or all of the listed tasks, no couples or teams. Companion should be fit, disciplined, at least some minor sense of morals and humor, able to swim and know the stern from the bow. Pets, bicycles and children are loved but strongly frowned upon. Cleaning is expected but will be shared. Cooking and other duties will also be shared. Following orders is expected but will be explained and not barked (unless stuck in a hurricane). I am not hung up on race for in my lifetime I have dated all of God's colors (you know the tune "red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. . ."). More concerned with age – young enough to do the job and old enough to identify with (not necessary adopt) the captain's values.

The Captain.
Learned sailing as a kid, owned a 18' but admit my sea miles need building. I am a retired engineer, retired soldier (officer and a gentleman) looking to explore and have some fun. Raised in Fort Worth with a solid church going family of four kids – safe, trustworthy, honest, and give more than I take. Normally I am "up for anything" and I have had many lives to prove it. Pigeon Fancier, Airborne jumper, geek, video & music producer, amateur road racer, author (ask and I will give you the title, went to #9 in the military category at Amazon), public speaker (several states & Europe), college professor. . . fun and funny to be with, capable of holding your interest, for a while anyway. I’m free-thinking but generally lay it on the line and seldom hold much back.

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Position

  • Crew positionFriendship

  • Availability 28 Jul 2020 for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelRoberts 44

  • Length45 feet

  • Berth4

  • Sailing from United States , Mississippi

  • Sailing to General (Europe)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionThis is a Bruce Roberts design, the Offshore 44’ 7" cutter ketch with a center console. The davits with dingy puts it about 49’ for the sake of slip length. Fiberglass hull laid in 1994 and then built out by a professional ship builder as his private project and commissioned in 1998. It is a true ocean capable blue water boat, heavy, low heeling with 6’ draft. The stay sail is self-tending. Can be handled solo as all lines are reachable from the cockpit. Easy for crew of two. It has good equipment. Just brought it back from the Bahamas in late March and going thru it and tossing out 20 years of collected "stuff". Hope to add a radar unit in the next few weeks. Making minor changes but the list keeps growing. Added a new deck-mounted propane locker for example. Wasn't planning to but it was a safety issue that needed fixing. Sails are fair, might be replacing the main. There is a spare jib and the cutter/staysail seems ok as does the mizzen. There are two private cabins, two heads (one shower) plus the salon/galley. It is a strong boat, good ocean boat with solid bones.

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Skipper

  • Age65

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    ASA Basic Keelboat
    CPR

  • Sea Miles 500 - 2,500

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