Michael Kuhlmann, male, 62

Ref 49317

Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: Ploen, Germany
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1500 coastal miles
Hello, my name is Mike. I came to sailing by accident but love it. Even though I have little experience I‘m not concerned as I adapt easily to any team and am confident in leading one. I look for experienced sailers who enjoy sharing their knowledge with their mates, are not afraid to advise, I do not need guests who expect to be skippered. Hence there won‘t be any fee but all mates share in expenses (the yacht itself is insured against third party claims as well as damages to the ship itself). I am an experienced navigator, but am just beginning to learn how to use a sextant. I can hand, reeve and steer, splice and knot. I am on good terms with any technical part be it electric driven, by any hydraulic or simply mechanic. I love the limitless horizon, and on the same hand enjoy good company. I love to learn and listen to a yarn. Our ship will be a Beneteau First 47.7, built in 2005, the commodore owner version with a standard keel but tall mast with a removable stay for the jib. During the last some month it received new batteries, some new wiring, an additional engine driven generator, a (small) solar power panel, a mobile generator, an air compressor for diving activities, a new rigging, provisions for a try sail as well as three additional jibs (heavy weather, gale force, storm). You will find two identical genoas, two mains‘l. The rudder was pulled and the bearings replaced. All safety equipment will be up to date. I shall start in Kiel in late summer 2023 heading for the canaries. In Gran Canaria we shall join the ARC 2023 in November 2023. You are welcome to join for any part or the entire voyage. What I shall do after having explored the West Indies I do not now know. We‘ll see…:-) I am looking forward to hearing from you… Cheers Mike
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; German;
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Michael’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1500
Nights at sea: 1-10
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

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
1996 Slup Baltic/Baltic 1500 Captain 2
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