Ishmael

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
66
Location:
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

I sailed small boats as a kid on Cape Cod and now, many years later, I've finally found my way back to sailing. But I've been commercial fishing for many of the intervening years, so I've been around boats and the water most of my life. I bought a Passport 40 on the east coast a year ago and hope to circumnavigate. I'm not in a position to retire yet, but between a flexible work schedule and the ability to do much of my work digitally, I plan to be sailing several months at a time. I was intending to head for Panama last fall, but Covid changed that so now I'm planning to sail up and down the east coast of the US this summer and then think about Panama next Nov or December, after hurricane season.

I've travelled a bit, had lots of different "careers," and lived much of the time in off-the-grid wood heated cabins. I've got a good sense of humor, I love kids and dogs, am really easy to get along with, appreciate intelligent conversation, politically progressive, have two graduate degrees, and have lived an eclectic life. I've had two novels published by a major publisher. I'm divorced with two kids in college. I'm kind of quiet but sometimes I'm not. Love a party, but also love some solitude or a quiet twosome.
I have tons of airline miles and since I expect to be travelling a lot for my sailing adventures anyhow, I don't think of geographic "incompatibility" as being an insurmountable obstacle in making a new "friend."

Sailing Experience:

Sailed as a kid. More recently I've gone along on a crossing from Chesapeake to Bermuda and on to St. Thomas. Also done some sailing around SE Alaska. But like I say above, I've got tons of experience working on the water and captaining my own fishing boats.

Nautical Miles Logged:
Don't know. Probably about 2,000
Occupation:
Professional
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Socially 
Appearance
Body type:
Athletic 
Height:
5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm) 
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