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Captn D
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Crew wanted for Fall Sail from Buffalo to Nova Scotia

See Canada as few have.

Looking for one or two persons to join me in a fall sail from Buffalo, N.Y. to Nova Scotia via the Welland Canal, Lake Ontario, Kingston, the St. Lawrence River, Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, the North Shore of Quebec and Southern Labrador or Gaspe, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and then Nova Scotia.
Join for all or part of the cruise.
Sailing experience appreciated, but not necessary. Your involvement in the actual sailing depends upon your interest and abilities. Getting along and adaptability is necessary.

The Plan:
- Sail or motor with good weather. Rain is good weather, strong winds are not. The cockpit (the part of the boat where we sit when sailing) has a permanent cover that keeps us pretty warm and dry.
- Sail by day, anchor (most of the time) or marinas at night.
- Stopovers, sightseeing and side trips to be decided as a group.
- Breakfast and supper at anchor, lunch while underway, restaurants on occasion.

The Captain:
Semi-retired male, sailed a lot in his twenties, Canadian Power Squadron courses, Canadian Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid course, in 2006 purchased a 59 foot sailboat in Boston, fixed it up and motored to Nova Scotia.

The boat:
1967 36 foot fiberglass ketch, classified as a motorsailer. Sleeps 5 in a three cabin layout (forward, main and aft).
The previous owner started a major rebuild of the galley and dining area. I have built temporary dining and cooking areas with a large sink, a table, seating, lots of drawers and work spaces. Itís functional and comfortable. Cooking will be on a camp stove and heat is supplied by a Sigmar diesel fueled heater/stove. Only running cold water in kitchen sink. I will be installing more amenities as we go.
Lots of safety equipment; radios, cellphone, lifejackets, dingy, pumps, generator, tools, etc.

What do you need?
- A sunny disposition
- Dress for success: warm clothes, raingear (we have some extras), sneakers, boots.
- Will send a detailed list; just like going to camp as a kid.

The Rules:
There are only two rules:
- Number Two: have as much fun as possible at all times, except that:
- Number One: safety is always the first priority
As we share the fun, we share the sailing, cooking, cleaning, etc. to your abilities and skills. We decide, as a group, the itinerary, how much sailing or motoring we do, the meals, the entertainment, etc. As the captain has some legal responsibility of your safety, changes due to weather or mechanical breakdown, may be necessary.

The Cost:
We equally share the costs of food, fuel and marina fees. Fuel is $0, if we sail all day, or $24 if we motored all day ($8 each if three of us). Marinas charge from $10 to $75 per night. The boat and any repairs, unless you do something you were told not to do and break a part, are paid for by the captain

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