arkattheready

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
38
Location:
Richmond, California, United States
Here for:
Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Joshua, a castrated male belonging to the Kingdom of Heaven, has been evading sheerers for over nine years by hiding on his boat at its dock. It has been said living aboard a sailboat is an enchanted life, mostly by brokers who want to sell you one. But I have come to agree with them after successfully navigating the squalls of ineptitude and lacking awareness which marked my early months of boat residency directly following my introductory course at Tradewinds Sailing School here in the marina. I frequently roller skate to work and back, and during the pandemic there is a lot more time below deck spent on Nintendo. May we find each other in good spirits with welcoming arms wide open.

Sailing Experience:

Having bought a Beneteau Oceanis 370 to live on in 2011, I upgraded to a Beneteau Oceanis 400 in 2015 and consider that its three cabins make it the perfect style for a crew of three, which is the perfect number of total crew for a voyage in my opinion. Aside from more typically sticking within the bay and taking first-timers or regular guests around to places like Angel Island, my longest voyage was a casual pace with a friend down to Santa Barbara. Although single-handing this vessel is no hassle unless I'm having to tack up a narrow channel in a moment of masochism which refuses to use the engine, I enjoy whenever passengers express interest in learning or helping with the efforts, and especially when they are willing to brave the safest seat on deck, which is when a hammock or two is hung on the boom. Tricky to get into...impossible to be dumped overboard by.

Sailing Qualifications:

ASA 101
ASA Celestial Navigation

Occupation:
Doesn't follow me home
Home and family
Have Children:
No 
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Rarely 
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I just implemented OpenCPN on y’ould laptop alongside my USB GPS antenna, and after adding the comm port in its options it was smooth sailing! (Afterward I spent about an hour building an extensive library of electronic nautical charts from the NOAA website.) Until another long passage drew nigh, my…

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