Laurent

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
58
Location:
Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Hello everyone!
Retired (married from 1994 to 1999, never had any kid) and thinking of buying a large pile of rust to turning it into a magnificent modern Motorsailer.
Purpose?
Home sweet home. Speaking (read/write) 3 languages. South-America, English, Spanish & French speaking Islands will do.

100% full expat since 1990, 8 countries as a resident (including 3 islands Guam, Saipan, FR Guadeloupe) and a dozen + more as a long time cruiser.
This idea of refitting a Steel Trawler into a Motorsailer will happened if finding what I am looking for in either India, Bangladesh or Pakistan. Why there?

For THE COST as well as peoples' abilities.
In these countries, nothing is impossible in mater of crafting. (but I am also considering Ukraine, Russia, Turkey ...)

So far I have been selfs studying all kinds of Hulls, Mats, Ballast, Counterweights, Equalizers, Gyroscopes, Sails, Rudders, Keels, Foils, Bulbous Bow, Electrical Motors ...
This IS NOT a 2 years project, but more likely a 6 month max from the day of purchase.

The other plan is also to go for a MasterDriver Instructor license. Best plan being to do it all on same location.

Sailing Experience:

I took classes when 11 years old on "Le Vaurien" class sailboat, and sailed back and forth from Cayenne to Dreyfus Island (Devil's Island) in 1982 on a 50ft charter.

Sailing Qualifications:

I make great coffee!
On a more seriously note, I am the type that likes to over plan ...
This is no paranoia, I was trained as a kid, then in the AF, then on my own to "always" be ready.
I therefore see sailing as a perilous but fun activity.

Nautical Miles Logged:
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Occupation:
Retired
Home and family
Marital status:
Single / never married 
Have Children:
No 
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Rarely 
Drinking:
Rarely 
Social Setting:
Home body, Better in small groups, Comic relief 
Appearance
Body type:
A Little Plump 
Height:
5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm) 
Eyes:
Hazel 
Hair:
Brown 
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