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  • Matthew J W

    • 56, Canada
    • Canada
    • Checked in 2 days ago

Looking for a Competent Crew, Mile building or Deckhand position

I am interested in finding a position as a Competent Crew, Mile building or Deckhand.
In 2013 I bought a damaged 32 ft O'Day centre cockpit sloop, repaired the keel, rudder skeg, and hull, and since then have been sailing the coast of British Columbia single handed.
I do all repairs, maintenance, and modifications myself. Prior to the purchase of La Garza, I completed the 5 day CYA Day Skipper course in 2012.
My goals are to gain offshore experience (navigation, weather planning) and improve my sail trimming skills.
I am currently employed as a Captain in the Surrey Fire Service, Surrey, British Columbia. I am a licensed First Responder with valid CPR/AED certificates, and a Hazardous Materials Technician. Also PADI Open Water.
My second language is Spanish, learned while living in Costa Rica for 10 years running adventure travel expeditions (whitewater kayaking and rafting, sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking).

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About me

  • Availability 18th February 2022

  • LocationCanada

  • NationalityCanada

  • Age56

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesSpanish, English

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosYes

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles500 - 2,500

  • Required position Competent Crew
    Mile building

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Jun 2012 CYA Competent Crew Complete

  • Jun 2012 CYA Coastal Navigation Complete

  • Jun 2012 CYA Basic Cruising Complete

  • Mar 2020 Certified Emergency Medical Technician Complete

  • Mar 2020 CPR Complete

  • Nov 1988 PADI - Open Water Complete

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  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Whipping and splicing
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Marine First Aid
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Diesel engine maintenance/some repair
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