Keith MacDonald, male, 53

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Key West, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 50000 coastal miles
I live in Key West, Florida, USA, with my wife and daughter (13 years). My goal is to find one or two trips a year with someone who needs competent, experienced, dependable crew. My wife an I spent 15 years living & sailing our sailboat around Florida and the Caribbean. For 15 years I worked as a captain on an 85' skip-jack eco-tour sailboat making day trips out of Key West. I also worked for several years as a US Sailing small boat instructor with youth sailing camps. The most important thing for me is finding a "good personality fit" with any boat I join. I am very comfortable with most areas of a sailboat: general diesel maintenance; electrical/electronics; basic sail repair; fiberglass repair; plumbing; cooking; navigation; safety; sailing.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None, non-drinker, non-smoker.
Languages: English;
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Keith’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1000 / Coastal: 50000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Sailing Skills Experienced
I have done this many times and am confident to help others less experienced. I am happy doing this day
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
I have not done this before
Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck – setting sails including spinnakers and cruising chutes x
Navigating with GPS and paper charts at sea x
Anchoring and handling anchors x
Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

Other nautical or cruising skills

Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Diver Master NAUI Dive Master 2007
USCG Masters License 100T Near Costal Sail Aux (inactive) USCG 100T 2003
Small sailboat Instructor US Sailing Instructor 1998
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