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    This year I am looking for someone mature and handy to help me with organizing and home repairs. I need to paint, plaster, kitchen rehab, remove a deck and pool. General house maintenance and organizing. My wife could use help in cooking and cleaning . A couple would be considered for June/July. We can accommodate all dietary preferences. Non smoker prefered.

    I sail all summer off New York City along the mansions of Long Island, think Great Gatsby. I take out between 60-70 people sailing each summer in small groups mostly through my own Meetup group and CS. I like conversation , good stories and teaching sailing. Sails usually consists of 4-6 people from very diverse backgrounds and a mix of locals and travelers. We usually sail and then watch the sunset over the water. The pictures are not photoshopped. It is that beautiful.
    I also organize the largest Meetup social sailing group in NY with over 1,600 members.
    I am on this site because I enjoy introducing people to sailing, hearing their stories, and sharing cultural experiences. Public transportation to the center of New York is about an hour. The season runs from June to October. Email me for more information. I also take people to the Bronx Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden. I like photography, video production,riding motorcycles, restoring sports cars, and horseback riding.

  • Type of help

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    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

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    I could use help in building repair and renovation. my apt and organizing. Cleaning and cooking would be good too. Four hours a day, five days a week and very flexible.
    I need help with the boat cleaning and organizing. It takes about a half hour before or after the sail. The rest of the time is yours to explore NY.
    I like to try new foods too.
    If you can play ukulele , violin or guitar, that is a plus!

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  • Accommodation


    We have a spare room in the house and will have a spare apartment in mid May and forward, for accommodations . We are about an hour train ride to midtown NYC.

    In the past , I have hosted on my boat if the weather was good.September starts to get cool and weather is unpredictable and I stop overnights in October. ONE or TWO nights. A backup plan is a must as I don't let people stay onboard if there is a chance of thunderstorms and lightning. Sleeping in the boat is like camping on the water. I have had up to four sleep onboard. Two is more comfortable. I do not stay onboard with guests. I live ten minutes away. The boat has a toilet, lights, ice chest,radio, power to charge devices. Free showers and wifi are on the land. The boat is on land until May, then in the water at a private yacht club. A shuttle launch boat ferries people to and from the boat 24/7.

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    What else ...

    Volunteers would be free to come and go. Public bus is one block away. Train is five blocks away and goes into Manhattan.

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a born and bred New Yorker. Every year I am available to show people around NY. I have memberships to the New York Botanical Garden. I sail with mixed, eclectic groups of locals and world travelers. No two excursions are the same. Many of my 200+ guests (from other site) have said in their references, that sailing on my boat was one of their best experiences in their travels.

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    4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Flexible schedule.

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