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If you are looking for some sailing experience before the fall, I take my boat out at least once a week. So if you are doing a workaway that is local or thinking joining me for the adventure of sailing south, come join for an afternoon out in the bay. I love teaching people to sail. No experience needed. Until setting south, this is one day afternoon thing.
Sailing from Texas to Florida and then the Bahamas around March ( or Mexico). The plan after that is Panama and then sail over to Easter Island. From there island hop over to Australia. Then for a few months I plan to visit my sister and her family in Thailand. Will need help sailing and fixing things on the boat. looking for a two week minimum commitment. For the longer ocean jumps minimum time will be port to port.
Surprise, I bought boat! She is a 43 foot Gulfstar. So new projects!!!
When departure time gets closer, I'll make a full list of gear, supplies and such on board. I'm still making list of what to buy. But important things being a dive compressor and auto steer system.
As for the trip, the jump from Houston to Florida, expect that to take up to two weeks. Most of the time after that I will be close to shore so getting on or off the boat will not be a problem. I can't give exact schedule as the weather dictates much of what I can do. I will be covering on board boat costs. Anything onshore will be your responsibility.
Over the past three years, a friend and I, plus a number of workawayers, have been working on the boat, a 56ft sailing catamaran and a 44ft monohull. We have been slowly fixing the boats while exploring the Caribbean. Main projects are done. My friend is off adventuring on the 44 for the next year or two in the Pacific. The big boat is off in the Bahamas with a lovely couple running the boat in charter. 2022 I may be doing some things with the big catamaran and be looking for help. If that interests you, send me a message on that.
I have been back in Texas fixing up family rental property and selling of a family ranch spring 2022. My education... Graduate studies in organic chemistry and genetic. Past decade been traveling the world, much of it done while sailing. My first transatlantic trip was 12 years ago on a 30 foot sailboat. The past four years been sailing in the caribbean.
During our free time, we like scuba diving, exploring the islands, going on hikes up the volcanoes and hanging out at beach bars. I have some friends and family that will by flying out to join for a few weeks from time to time.
I'm vaccinated... Doing my part.
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I expect you to leave here with the ability to fix engines, cook amazing food and the skills to sail a boat. We will likely also be doing fiberglass and wood work. If you scuba dive, there are so many amazing places to see on this trip. We will be visiting several countries on our travels.
Looking for people ready to get their hands dirty to keep a boat sailing. I'm happy to teach anything you want to learn how to do on the boat. It is an extensive project list. You will be helping with cooking and cleaning daily- foodies appreciated! You'll also get lots of sailing time when we start sailing down south. First country after leaving Texas will likely be Mexico.
There is a lite bit of fiberglass work to be done. Might pull the boat out of the water at some point and sand things smooth and then paint the bottom of the boat. If we have time will do a little wood work and painting top side too. Most work will be under way between having fun.
What I require of you: Must be able to swim. Reasonably fit. Can cook well, like good. Cool with eating fish. Lots of fish. Your relationship status with sea sickness can't be bad or worse. Passport, obviously. You play well with others. Pull your weight with ship duties. And you must follow orders. Also, this is work away, not a holiday. You are expected to learn and help.
Most importantly, being a clean and tidy person is paramount in our small floating house. If you have unwashed dishes in your sink at this moment, you're probably not a good fit.
I am not looking for some one with experience. No experience is best. All I'm looking for is hard work and a determination to learn new skills.
If you are into video editing and photography that would be a plus!
About Gulfstar: she is an ocean going 43 foot Gulfstar sloop-rigged monohull. She has two cabins, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and large cockpit. You may not have your own cabin but the solon hast two comfy bunks So no sharing needed. Preference to the cabin is given to crew with most time on board.
More specifics: Fridges, stoves, ovens, air conditioners (though we hardly use them). Our power is provided by solar, so there will be a bit of a leaning curve for being efficient.
Time off is mostly spent swimming, hiking, scuba diving... Will rent a car from time to time. We may not have internet on the boat all of the time, so a love of reading is good. We also watch movies from time to time on the boat.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
Most of the time there will be internet available. Might be a few days a week where we don't.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
2-5 hours a day, 5 days a week