Aleutian 70, Global Surveyor
World tested cruising comfort, hurricane tested steel strength.
SELF BUILD KIT
The remaining crew will be on day work and will prepare a sandwich lunch and evening meal, do the washing up, keep the accommodation, and deck clean and do other maintenance work as required. This should amount to less than 4 hours a day.
Everyone will thus have about 20 hours a day for sleeping, eating, washing, reading, sunbathing, watching the dolphins, writing journals, fishing, chatting, playing games or for any other hobby or interest they may wish to pursue. It is recommended that everyone takes up some individual interest, and the voyage would be an excellent time to for instance, write a novel, or learn a foreign language, and the bowsprit is just far enough from others, to master a musical instrument. Anyone involved in teaching or scientific work is encouraged to use the voyage as a research or teaching asset. For those that are interested the skipper is more than happy to pass on his expertise in yacht design and building, seamanship, boat handling, coastal and celestial navigation. A syllabus would be useful if you wish to study for any particular ticket.
If not actually on watch you can rise and sleep when you want. Breakfast is self-service. 5pm will be happy hour with drinks in the cockpit, and discussion of any gripes, suggestions or putting the world to rights. Evening meal will be about 6pm. If a fish is caught in the tropics it has to be eaten almost immediately, and no fish will be caught unless the intention is to eat it.
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