Preparing my 50' vessel for its next season of sailing and good times in and around Mahone bay Nova Scotia, Canada




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    To all the adventurous travelers!
    You are welcome to help prepare the good ship in Bridgewater(Lunenburg county) to continue the voyage aboard the Chinese Junk.

    About the Chinese steel sailing Junk:
    Length: 15m
    Draft: 2m
    Mast Height: 38 ft
    Powered by Perkins
    Rig: Chinese balanced lug sail
    Berths: 8A
    Home port: Victoria,B.C.,Canada
    Departed first circumnavigation:1991

    Hello workawayers, from September we are looking for metal workers, welders and general help on board

    The international sail training vessel allows people of any age from all walks of life the experience of being at sea regardless of their financial situation. While learning seamanship, fishing, carpentry and many more we are going to explore the beautiful landscape of Nova Scotia.

    There is a great variety of daily duties on board. Besides cooking and cleaning, refitting the boat (which includes painting, preparing and replacing sails, general maintenance, fishing.

    At the moment we are located in Mahone bay, on the hard, working on a refit. Because of this, we are particularly interested in anyone with experience in welding and general maintenance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers with a will can learn all aspects relating to preparing a vessel for sea including sailing skills, knots, fishing and dinghy driving, etc.

    If there are any questions left please contact me.

  • Help


    THE MISSION is to get the boat ready to continue the second circumnavigation voyage as an international sail-training vessel.

    Therefore I am looking for help with basic live-aboard duties, fishing, shopping and cooking. Workawayers with special talents or abilities are encouraged to participate in art projects, basic welding, electric, carpentry, interior decor or computer help (to market my book, the true story of the first 17 years exploring the planet's oceans and countries with the junk' on her first circumnavigation).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There are 2 doubles and 3 singles bunks, a common area with a table and the 'library', and a galley/dining area.
    Every Workawayer will be provided with 3 meals a day and a comfortable bunk.
    There is a good oil heater aboard for or the chilly winter days.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bridgewater in the Lunenburg county. Lunenburg is a UNESCO Heritage site, so travellers will find many beautiful sights, galleries, museums and other attractions to enjoy in the spare time.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes. ?

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space to park

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dog cat.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week. Worktimes can vary through the day.

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