Can you contact me directly about OceansWatch here email@example.com please. I did not get any other message from you by email so maybe you picked up the wrong aess address as you would have been directed to the USA area of the website and I run OceansWatch International
well....i knew i was going to move someplace sunnier and warmer. then a regular at my bar said to move to rockport. so i did. and now i work in corpus. and i love it. i'll be moving on fairly soon, but i like it for now. we get a lot of charters and dinner cruises, the best bet to get on for crew is to sign up at the office... a lot of times it might be a little last minute. same day, or day before
Sorry so late. Yes you are very close. Actually I sail quite a bit working at the Yachting Center of Corpus Christi (yachtingcc.com), and am always willing to swap stories of anywhere i have been. so you moved from the NW huh? me too. seattle area
WOW! That is some story! And like like you it never occurred to me to want a narrow beam I was thinking wider would be better for storage and stability. But I have done most of my sailing on beamy boats, like my friends Balboa 23, and anther's Aquarius 24.Related manufactures. Of course when you start talking about boats 2x the length it is different anyway:D. I sure like the idea of crewing and sailing away. I am the longest on dry land since I learned to sail and it is NOT fun!. Tarantulas eh, haven't seen any down here, but I spent some of my adolescence in the Mojave desert, 'Barstow:P and then worked out at the Deep space tracking station in college way back when, and they migrated through there. As in hundreds walking along the highways in the middle of nowhere desert! Unfortunately when I was 12 (and already needed glasses) one found it's way into the house (long before we knew they were around there, and had gotten up close to 'pick up the ball of hair on the floor' and went screaming crazy with freight. So years later when I was working out there my co-workers thought I was a nut case because one was near the car door and I couldn't step over it to get into the car to leave, and they wouldn't back out until I ended up in tears. odd though I am actually ok with spiders as a rule now, happy they eat bugs.
Well it would be super to meet up and crew sometime, I suspect we would work well together. I am almost surprised at how many women I am seeing on the sailing sites. It is very refreshing!
Howdy fellow Tex, I was born in Austin and spent part of my youth in Houston. I vividly remember the heat/humidity and the giant black tarantulas, which made me terrified of all spiders to this day! Anyway, I have a very experienced skipper friend with his 43' boat down in SoCal. I was dating him as well as another experienced skipper (a Brit) with a 47' boat, also down in SoCal. I was hoping to leave the mundane world behind, sell everything I owned, quit my job, and the Brit and I planned to sail away, going to far off places around the world. Well it's a good thing I didn't get the chance, as we parted ways. My first skipper friend with the 43' boat told me a horrifying tale of offering to go on a shakedown cruise as a crew member, for a friend of his, from Hawaii to SoCal. Brand new boat, the same "brand" as my Brit friend's (for the life of me I can't remember what it was). Anyway, the shakedown cruise was a total disaster, the new owner was definitely a newbie sailor and had no idea how to deal with weather, of which there is plenty between Hawaii and SoCal as you know. My friend said the entire three weeks that it took to get back to the home port in Oxnard, CA was the worst experience of his 30 years of sailing! He was the only one who had any length of time sailing, he was the only one who knew how to fix everything that kept breaking down on the wretched new boat, the weather was simply ghastly, everyone was seasick the entire time, the boat was not appropriate for long-distance cruising because it was too broad in the beam -- you couldn't hang on to anything with both arms at the same time in the main salon, so during rough weather when down below they were knocked about constantly. He spent most of the three torturous weeks with his head down in the engine, fixing this, that, t'other. He said by the time they got to port the entire floor of the salon was ankle deep in garbage, clothing, debris, broken dishes, broken other stuff, food, and worst of all, everyone's barf! I kid you not! So the lesson learned by me was do research on what kind of cruising and boat is required. I never knew that for blue water sailing you should consider a narrower beam so when you're tossed to and fro, you can grab onto something on both sides at the same time. That never occurred to me. Interesting story and I will never forget it.
With my skipper Dan I work on our little ship ORKUN - SWELL I You can get an impression of the tendency of our ship here: Moments on the ORKUN - SWELL I
On a Gulet can stay overnight up to 12 persons. In roomy 6 double cabs with own bath & toilet you can recover yourself from the stress. If you are ever at the Cote d'Azur and want to join us, send us a message.
A Gulet is a sailsboat usually made from wood. Gulets were built since the Antique in Karien (particularly in Bodrum and Marmaris) and were over thousands of years the type of ships for the trader from the Amphora, who carried olives, wine and many other precious goods along the Turkish coasts. The wooden building ships are admired for the warmth and great atmosphere compared with the common plastic boats.
As I also do a videoblog about good food and wine, you are welcome to join my group Charlottenburg Cuisine at GREAT COOKS.
We made a episode on our ship. As we think good food and wine is part of great sailing expiriences:
The appetizer is tagliatelle putanesca. As a main course we serve cod filets provencale style and for dessert we serve baked pears in a rosé-honey sauce. Enjoy!
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