waterbaby - Profile

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
63
Location:
Pembroke Dock, Dyfed, United Kingdom
Location 2:
Pembroke SA71, UK
Here for:
Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Warm, laid back with a positive outlook on life. Young at heart ,Fit and healthy .Living in Pembroke ,West wales which is a beautiful national park, and work for myself, Have traveled extensively, Lived in Austria for 13 yrs. Quite practical with my hands. In late 2017 I fell in love with the lines 0f a traditional wooden ketch rigged 34ft yacht (see photos). She was built in Austrailia from Huon Pine and is Ocean going 11.31tonnes registered. At 50 years old Her survey was excellent and she is in renovation phase to prepare her for launching .. Where I live is a beautiful area for sailing to learn about her ways , but my plan is to maybe eventually part live work aboard and cruising both offshore ocean and coastal hopping.
Romance ??..Oohh..well , who Knows .. It would be very nice to meet someone likeminded who has reached a stage in her life where she is tired of the rat race, and is open to the idea of helping me and my crazy dog this journey of repairing and sailing this lovely yacht.

Sailing Experience:

Former instructor in scuba diving (BSAC) learned to sail on the Norfolks broads in England, and have my RYA Day skipper. Have sailed both tidal and non-tidal.

Sailing Qualfications:

RYA Day skipper. (Theory and Practical)

Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Occupation:
Technical consultant steel industry
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Rarely 
Social Setting:
Somewhat shy, Better in small groups 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Brown 
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waterbaby posted a new blog:

Time moves on , and so does the work on the boat .. Inbetween putting the first coats of primer on the cabin tops and sides , they have now recieved a further 2 coats to build up the paint layer ready for the gloss to go on.. The Bulwarks, Cap rail on both Port and Starboard sides have also been san…

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waterbaby posted a new blog:

So more progress. After having to go away for a week on a project and a few days writing reports I could get back to the interesting things.. Over the last couple of days the hull on starboard side has been sanded down, and today with the weather being fine it was time to paint.. Really pleased with…

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waterbaby posted a new blog:

After my last post it was possible to finish the first primer coat below the waterline on the port side. Work continued on the starboard side with me having to rake and clean out the old putty from all the seams. fortunately it came out very easily. I had to stop to go away for a weeks work , but in…

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waterbaby posted a new blog:

After making good progress with the paying the putty into the seams we ran out of the red oxide putty. So a trip to traditional boat supplies based in Bristol to pick up 5 kgs of ready made putty was made. Today weather was good in Pembroke, and so work continued on paying the seams, fairing the hul…

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waterbaby posted a new blog:

Well over the last few days we have had a lot of rainy days, which has prevented me from continuing with the repaying of linseed putty in the seams of the hull. However the last three days have been good and some hours could be given to the boat.. It goes along quite well, the port side is finished…

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waterbaby posted a new blog:

After scraping the old primer and anti fouling off I could see the condition of the seams between the planking. Cleaning out the old putty in places where it had seriously cracked or just fallen out of the seams was quite easy.. I could then start repaying the seams by painting the seam with a red o…