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Hello from a desert sailor

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My name is Chris. I'm a middle aged desert dweller with a fond connection to sailboats and water despite my chosen locale.

Over the years I've had some dinghies, up to a 22' sloop when I lived in Florida for a year. I've done the ASA classes through 105, bareboat chartered a few times in the BVI and once out to Santa Catalina. I manage to get some time sailing an Islander 30 in the great lakes each summer at the inlaws' place, a Lido 14 at a summer cabin in Massachusetts that I'm lucky enough to have in my family and a Sunfish here for our few lakes.

I'd like to get some coastal and offshore experience, with the long term goal (10 years) of buying a boat and a longer term (20 years) goal of doing some extensive cruising.

I'll be watching crewing opportunities for situations that may work for me, and contributing to the forum where I can (I have mechanical aptitude and common sense more than any specific relevant skills).

Great forum folks.


Sailboats I've owned, since the post got me thinking of it:

Glen-L 8-Ball that my dad and I made from plans
Cape Dory 14 with a 'Gunter' rig
Snark (styrofoam wonder)
South Coast 22
Hobie 16
Laser
two Sailfish
Lido 14
Escape Solsa (not 4 person capable, says the guy who had to walk home across the Laguna Madre)

edit: also crewed on a Santa Cruz 27 for a few years of racing.
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Re: Hello from a desert sailor

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Hi

My name is Chris. I'm a middle aged desert dweller with a fond connection to sailboats and water despite my chosen locale.

Over the years I've had some dinghies, up to a 22' sloop when I lived in Florida for a year. I've done the ASA classes through 105, bareboat chartered a few times in the BVI and once out to Santa Catalina. I manage to get some time sailing an Islander 30 in the great lakes each summer at the inlaws' place, a Lido 14 at a summer cabin in Massachusetts that I'm lucky enough to have in my family and a Sunfish here for our few lakes.

I'd like to get some coastal and offshore experience, with the long term goal (10 years) of buying a boat and a longer term (20 years) goal of doing some extensive cruising.

I'll be watching crewing opportunities for situations that may work for me, and contributing to the forum where I can (I have mechanical aptitude and common sense more than any specific relevant skills).

Great forum folks.


Sailboats I've owned, since the post got me thinking of it:

Glen-L 8-Ball that my dad and I made from plans
Cape Dory 14 with a 'Gunter' rig
Snark (styrofoam wonder)
South Coast 22
Hobie 16
Laser
two Sailfish
Lido 14
Escape Solsa (not 4 person capable, says the guy who had to walk home across the Laguna Madre)

edit: also crewed on a Santa Cruz 27 for a few years of racing.
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Welcome Chris.
I'm new here myself but already see and read stuff here that just inspire's! It's a great site with great folks, trolls seem absent.
And don't sell yourself short, common sense is not so common, and THE best skill set to have. Good luck on a crew spot.
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Re: Hello from a desert sailor

Well Welcome aboard, Nice to hear from you. What Great Lake are you on? Are we close?....Dale

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