Ken Stiver, male, 70

Ref 32259

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: La Paz, Mexico
Looking for: Central & North America; North Pacific Islands; South America; South East Asia & East Asia; South Pacific Islands; Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands;
Experience: 4000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
I have a boat in La Paz BCS Mexico. Looking for 2 crew for all / part of multi year circumnavigation of the Pacific. Open to suggestions. Plan a multi year ongoing voyage. Open to ideas.of others Looking for crew with offshore, navigational, and boat handling experience on a well found 35 foot Wauquiez Pretorien.. Will work with crew in preparation , and leave as a team and friends.after extensive team development and prep. I am compulsive about saftey, boat handiling, and team work. The boat will lack nothing for offshore voyaging, and most systems are backed up or redundant. I am a retired ER doc and have extensive medical equipment and medicines aboard. Will add others as needed. Looking for adventurous , open minded crew, who want to be team members and friends.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None. Healthy , diverse, nothing I don't like to eat. Open to personal options within reason and other crew wants/needs
Languages: English; Spanish;
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Ken’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 4000 / Coastal: 2000
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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

Using a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Retired ER doc with extensive medical experience and kit Professional 0
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