Thunderbird 1 - Albin Stratus 36

This is our first boat, almost ready for mission! We're going to select her IRG Captain on August 22nd, her cruising grounds will be the North America Pacific station (Panama and points northwest).

She was donated by a very kind owner. To complete commissioning, we'll be installing a solar panel and watermaker, Satellite messenger and a roll-up inflatable dinghy.

Thunderbird 1 will commence her cruise by joining the Baja Ha-Ha on October 29th, arriving in Cabo San Lucas about November 14th, at which point she will be operational!

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Comment by Pam Bitterman on July 30, 2012 at 8:00am

Hi Ray. I sent this after your initial announcement. Don't know if you got it??

Hi Ray,

Very novel approach! 
In my experience, getting a crew of 6 to mesh with singleminded purpose for an extended period of time aboard a 36 footer may be your greatest challenge. 
I cannot commit to a two year stint, but I might be able to offer you this: get your team set up, establish your mission, and make me a member-at-large? I'd come in for an indeterminate period of time, (sleep on deck, give me the quarter-birth, whatever) and I'd try to help out while documenting the project. I am a published author of work of this genre, do have extensive experience in cruising, volunteering in third world arenas, and although somewhat dated, experience in the areas mentioned. 
Something to think about?
Let me know.
Pam Bitterman


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