- Profile Information
- Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
- Here for:
- Dating, Friendship, Crew
- About Me:
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.
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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- Home and family
- Marital status:
- Single / never married
- Have Children:
- Body type:
- A Little Plump
- 5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm)
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