just pulled the trigger on a very sweet 30’ Mon Ark survey vessel sold by the USGS. Powered with twin TAMD40 diesels through Volvo 280 outdrives on a three axle galvanized trailer…this will be perfect to tow with that F350 Super Duty I just bought. Now what to do with her? Survey of course, is the obvious answer to that question…
also need a new name for her…what would go well with ORCA? No, not the SS MINNOW!
also, looking for a crew to do a vessel delivery soon. Expect to need 1600ton oceans licenses for officers but DDE’s might work in a pinch for engineers, also a couple ABs and couple oiler/QMEDs as well… Job duration should be from early/mid October to mid/late November with potential for future work. However right now only temp employment just for the trip’s duration. The trip will be West Coast so mainly seeking NW located mariners but all qualified persons are welcome to PM me with interest. The vessel’s owner will make all final decisions regarding crew engaged. Those with Alaska sailing and fisheries experience are particularly sought. Owner will provide info regarding pay but don’t expect that you are in the GoM or anything like that. Travel though is paid as is food (salt horse, beans and hardtack per fo’c’sle card with occasional ice cream & strawberries but woe betide anyone with any extra keys to the icebox!), bedding (straw), fresh water (quantity per chief’s mood), lights, heat and air conditioning (only if you’re really nice to the chief), movies (need to be qualified to work a VCR), maybe email but no internet. Lots and lots of cheap smokes tho! Maybe a tomcat named Mrs. Chippy? Who knows?
Maybe we’ll all be sailing into oblivion? and don’t ask me the name of the vessel…that will be disclosed in due course but think you will actually get a chance to sail with your’s truly. You should be paying me for the privilege!