Murat Eken, male, 40

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Nationality: Turkey
Currently based in: Istanbul, Turkey
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 200 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Hello, Actor/writer/filmmaker based in Istanbul, TR. I was born in to a life of sailing as my father ad mother were avid fans of life at sea. I grew up on a ~11m (33ft) wooden classic sailboat; I was practically able to swim before I could walk. I've countless hours of coastal sailing and skipper experience with weathers up to high8 Beufort on Marmara, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean and Ionian waters. Used to own a Beneteau 31 up until recently and was fully capable of solo handling her. I have sailed -as a tourist- in North American, Indonesian, African, Indian waters .. Leaded by an experienced ocean captain, I am confident that I would become a good addition to a crew. No-smoking On board is ALL-OK, but will have a fine cigar on saint lucia land.. :) I don't remember the last time I was seasick, I don't sit around, I pull my weight. As a filmmaker, I would like to make a documentary of the voyage, so anyone wants to get beautiful shots of his/her vessel, gimme a shout, cheers..
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English; Turkish
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Murat’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 200 / Coastal: 5000
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

Using a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
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