Salishsun

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
58
Location:
Sequim, Washington, United States
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

I am a kind hearted, friendly, and calm guy looking for fun in life. I live aboard my Erickson 38 with my red heeler Pilot. I'm looking for friendship foremost but looking for that special woman too. I've been separated since 2017, still friends with my ex though we have gone down different paths and divorce on the horizon. I have two lovely daughters, the oldest on her own, the youngest is in high school and I'm enjoying allot of time with her although difficult to get her away from friends to go sailing now. I'm retired after 36 years in emergency services with the National Park Service. Much of that time was spent on the water patrolling ocean and bay helping distressed boaters. I was a career fire officer between 1986 and 2017. My favorite places I've worked is a toss up between Yosemite and Alaska. I work part-time now selling electric bikes and kayaks just for fun. I started living aboard in 2018 and really enjoy it. I'm interested in gaining cruising experience on boats other than mine as well.

Sailing Experience:

Sailing since age 13 (1976). My first sail was on a 36 foot sailboat on a windy day on San Francisco Bay. That sealed it. I come from a Coast Guard family so we were always near the water. I have sailed plenty of boats over the years having several of my own and out with friends. I went on two long cruises along the East Coast in the 90's. First sailing from Sandy Hook Bay NJ to Charleston SC. The second from Ft. Lauderdale FL to Rumson NJ. I have made several single handed short cruises between Sequim WA and San Juan Islands WA recently getting my feet wet with cruising again. Looking forward to longer cruises and perhaps some far distant destinations with the right crew.

Sailing Qualifications:

Several courses with Colgate Offshore Sailing School, USPS, Former sailing Instructor and skipper of a Sea Explorer Ship focused on youth sailing.

Nautical Miles Logged:
Need to calc. In ballpark of 5,000 nm.
Home and family
Marital status:
Separated 
Have Children:
Yes - at home full-time 
Occupation:
Retired In my 50's.
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Rarely 
Social Setting:
Somewhat shy, Side kick, Comic relief 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Gray/Silver 
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