Celt

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
51
Location:
Oakland, California, United States
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

About me, god I hate these things, but here we go. I was an avid four-wheeler for many years (Jeep/Toyota). Camping, Horseback Riding (had a training facility for a while), Rock Climbing, Biking, ect ect, I think you are getting the idea. Anything outdoors for the most part, kind of do not like feeling confined in a small space.

I have always had a thing for the ocean and have always been fascinated by boats, and what I have heard about the cruising lifestyle. I remember the fist time I was out on a sailboat with my uncle many years back. The first time was a smaller boat (a Catalina 30 I found out), and I loved the feeling of how it felt like gliding across the water. Then I got to go out on his 68-foot Katch, that was something amazing. I can still remember how the boat felt loose as we motored out past the brake water, then the sails went up! The way the deck and rigging seemed to come alive and tighten up as we turned to catch the wind and sail. All that could be heard when the motor was cut was the wind, waves, and soft classical music that he always put on when the sails went up. A feeling that is still there every time the sails go up today.

I love to travel and see new places, and meet the people that live there. Because of this I kind of figure that a sailboat is the way to go. What better way to see the word!? Someone once said, “it is not the destination, it is the journey”, I see the truth in this.

I am currently looking for a 45 to 55 foot Katch or Cutter rig to do this on. I will confess to being a little overwhelmed by the amount of information out there on different boats, but I think it is worth it to take the time and to the homework. So many books to read! Figure spend a couple of years in the Bay Area (or somewhere else) getting familiar with what I find and getting her ready, then never looking back while chasing sunsets.

Sailing Experience:

Sadly not much, but then again that is one of the reasons that I am here. Looking to change this.
Many years back a Cat 28, and an 68 foot Katch.
As of late a Cat 34, Cat 32, Cat 42 and a few different J boats, and a 70 mile race through the Delta on a hand made boat from 61, and mostly first mate on a 56 foot cutter for day trips around the bay area, and out the gate for people with PTSD. Hunter 45, 1933 Gaff Rig Cutter, Little 12 foot Cat boat (so much fun)

Sailing Qualifications:

EX Firefighter/Operator/EMT
Racing out of Redwood City
First Mate on a 56 foot cutter rig

Nautical Miles Logged:
Only about 5200 miles so far.
Occupation:
Foreman Heavy Civil Construction
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Quit 
Drinking:
Quit 
Social Setting:
Home body, Better in small groups, Comic relief 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm) 
Eyes:
Hazel 
Hair:
Brown 
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So, I bought a boat. Ya, just having to let that sink in a little. Not only did I get the boat that checked 90% of the boxes, but I got it on the east coast and do not know anyone out there. Plus figured that seeing it is on the east coast I might was well move from the west coast to the e…

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Celt and shar are now friends.
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So the boat that I am getting is not coming with a dinghie. Being the person I am and knowing that sometimes something that moves fast can be fun I am liking the idea of getting a small rib for getting around in when hanging on the hook. I am wondering if anyone can point me in the right d…

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Hey all here is the situation. I put in an offer on a boat in the South Carolina area and it got accepted. All the paperwork is checked out except for the survey. Does anyone know of any surveyors in the Southern part of South Carolina that might be able to help me out? Being on the west coast I do…

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hossjulia and Celt are now friends.
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Oh Oh! I did it, and the offer was accepted!!! Now what?! Waiting for the survey, rigger, and the mechanic to come and take a peak to let me know if I made a good call. Ya, a little more than I wanted to spend but that is life. She checks 90% of the boxes on my list; 90% WOW! Is this really happenin…

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So here is the situation, I have found 2 boats by the same maker that are almost identical that I am going to go look at. They are two years apart and only a foot different in length. One has a spade rudder and the other a skeg hung. I plan on sailing mostly in the SF bay area and coastal to st…

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So here is the situation. I think I found a boat that checks 90% of the boxes for me, but it is in Mexico. Does anyone know of the tax implications or benefits of buying a boat out of the US? Bringing her up the coast back to the bay area is not a problem. though I am wondering is it worth it to lea…

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Well it has happened, I think I have found my boat. Now the fun of trying to find the money for the damn thing. That is right, she looked up at me and said "you will write bad checks for me". Talking to the bank and trying to make it happen, let us hope.

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Well it is happening, pulling the trigger and seeing what happens. Found a boat that I like that is a little bigger that I was looking for, but really like. Paperwork filled out and offer being submitted on the morrow. Let us see what happens

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Ok, so I go the rudder issue fixed, YAYAYA! After a couple friends and I sitting in the cockpit and looking at the issue of the chain jumping off the sprocket in the Binickal, and wondering how the f*** did that happened? I am sure the ladies would enjoy that one, three guys trying to figure out how…

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Wow!! what a weekend. Those of us with boats I am sure know the "we plan this, but ended up doing this" statement. Well that about sums up this weekend past. What was to be a nice two boat sail out and anchor for the night off of Angel Island in the San Francisco bay, turned into a WTF and…

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arkattheready and Celt are now friends.
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Good daySo here is the situation. I am first mate on a boat for a non-profit for people with PTSD, and we just got another boat so that we can take more people out on the bay. Valor (the flag ship of the program) will most likely have crew for her, the Hunter 45 we are working on does not as of yet,…

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Celt added 5 pictures to the album 2020.3.29 Makora:
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So here is a question to put out there. I got in a discussion last night with a couple sailing buddies about putting out the old diesel an and putting in an electric motor (for the main power-plant). I am wondering if there is anyone out there that has done that to there boat or knows of someone tha…

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Celt added 6 pictures to the album 2020.1.12 Crabbing:
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Susan and Celt are now friends.
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Celt added 7 pictures to the album 2017.02 Washington:
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