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Old 08-11-2009
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Free labor/crew in exchange for training- Savannah Ga

Hello, I am looking for experience. I am making a transition from powerboats to sailboats and need to become familiar with the inner workings of a sailboat. Not to mention; learn how to sail one.

I am currently saving up for my first project, (it is not the boat that is expensive, it's the transportation to get it here), and am looking for someone who needs help either;

Restoring, re-fitting, rigging or just wants some company for short excursions. I have no sailing experience.

I need experience in everything from applying bottom paint to replacing standing/running rigging.

However,

I am a very proficient and experienced mechanic.

I am very familiar with electrical work and wiring.

I am self supporting- I.E I have money so I can bring my own lunch.

I am also a fast learner, decent woodworker and have all my own tools if needed.

I am taking a sailing class shortly (small craft).

Now, about me; I am a college educated 32 year old, active duty Staff Sergeant in the Georgia National Guard. I live in the Savannah Ga area and have no problem traveling North of Hilton Head Island and as far South as Jacksonville Fl. And.......

I will help you for FREE!!!!! All I ask is that you teach me what you know about rigging, fiber glassing, painting and of course, sailing. I am studying books on the vocabulary but someone yelling at me to grab the %#$%$# sheet thing by it's proper name ingrains it in better than reading. Having said this, I don't mind being deck fodder on a race boat.

I am available most weeknights- depending on your location- and 3 weekends out of the month.

My reasoning; I do not know anyone in this area that sails. I figure that if I can help someone with general labor or maybe they can utilize my skills in trade for their knowledge I will not only gain practical experience but maybe make a few new friends within the sailing community.

If this interests anyone, PM me or reply to this post and we will see what can be worked out.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from someone. Alan
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