About the Crew

 

Justin

Growing up in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, Justin was a country boy 100_1902stuck in a city boy’s body. He sought adventure wherever he could find it and it was no surprise to those that knew him when he ended up in the Army wearing the coveted Ranger Tab only a few short years after High School.

After the Army, he spent years bouncing around from job to job, always trying to eliminate the inevitable boredom that he found when the learning stopped and things became too routine. From sales in the semiconductor industry and business owner to executive protection management, Justin’s been involved in a great many things.

Two years ago, he found himself in love with sailing. The only thing he’d ever done that involved such a massive skill-set along with the constant need to learn, he’s been entrenched in sailing every since and seeks far distant adventures in foreign oceans with his beautiful wife, his gifted children, and SV Rad Mode, their overbuilt Westsail 32.

Currently, Justing works on SV Rad Mode 7 days a week in preparation for the unfinished boat’s first sailing journey. His determination keeps him focused. His wife keeps him going. His kids keep him good at lecturing.

Kristina

kristi-pinkKristina used to be a cosmetologist of 13 yrs before leaving that avenue to  become a sailor of many trades. A desire she has had since she first went sailing with her parents at the age of 13. A country girl at heart who was thrown into city life for far to long she decided to leave the city life again and follow the roots of her gypsy blood. Awesome together, her husband Justin, has the same desire to spread wings and fly into adventure. Together they have made a plan on their sailboat Rad Mode, a Westsail 32, to adventure the world with their kids.

The Kids

Almost to many to count. Six, to be exact. Two are with Justin and Kristina nearly all year long. The kidsother four spend all summer with them and visit on holidays, with extended stays at times.

Homeschooling, navigation, sailing, docking, dinghy rides, islands, adventuring, and so much more. What could a kid possibly complain about?

 

 

 

 

“We need a plan that is so big that if God is not in it, we are totally doomed to fail.” -Kristina

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. I love your About Us write-up. One of the most original I’ve ever read! Cheers – Ellen

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  2. Jay Bietz says:

    Just found your westsail video.. I’d like to use it on the Westsail owners association home page.. I like to feature new westsail owners and their projects.
    R u ok with that?

    Also where is your boat located? Like to drop by if it is close by.

    PYGMALION W32 #567 is in Alameda Marina #209. I’m in lincoln, ca.

    Jay Bietz
    Westsail.org

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    1. probst629 says:

      Hey Jay, you have permission to use any of our videos on the WOA home page. I’m also going to be posting a lot of project videos that you can share and reviews of boat products while they are being used on Rad Mode. We are at Bruno’s Marina in Isleton and yes, we’d love to have you drop by. We can show you the boat and in the process, pick your brain. Also, we’d love to see Pygmalion sometime.

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      1. jay_bietz says:

        Would later today work? 

        Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 ACTIVE™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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      2. probst629 says:

        I would totally be down for that except that all 4 of us have a nasty flu right now and that probably wouldn’t be in your best interest. Haha! Want to do next weekend?

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      3. jay_bietz says:

        Yup   the flu will keep nme away. . Search Google.  Jay Bietz  Pygmalion should find lots of pic on my picasa site. 

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      4. probst629 says:

        Cool. I’ll do that. Give us a few more days just to make sure none of us are contagious and then let me know when you want to come by so we can make sure we aren’t in town for any reason.

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      5. jay_bietz says:

        Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 ACTIVE™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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      6. probst629 says:

        Good looking boat!

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  3. Jay Bietz says:

    R u at the boat all the time?

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    1. probst629 says:

      We are. We are living aboard while working on her.

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  4. Jay Bietz says:

    can we email — i’m jay_bietz at sbcglobal.net

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  5. Jeff Cox says:

    It was great gettin to know yas and seein ya’alls big picture and reallt understanding your plan I wish yas lottsa luck and love and I will be with yas the whole way in spirit. I look forward to the days we can hang out agin Peace an love my brother and sister of the seas

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    1. probst629 says:

      Thank you Jeff! It was great hanging out with you two today! You totally saved our morale from what could have turned into a very long, wet walk. We are looking forward to sailing with you guys and if anyone we know are sailors, you guys fit the bill. Keep rocking it and we’ll be in touch! Salud!

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  6. Tyson says:

    A family after my own heart. MLL&R

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  7. Michael Grabski says:

    Hey Ranger. What class? 10-00 here. You still sailing in the SF Bay? I’m based in Suisun. Beer?

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    1. probst629 says:

      I was class 8-99. We’ll be getting put back in the water in the next few days and then will be heading through your neck of the woods. Where are you based at exactly? Beers would be good!

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  8. Michael Grabski says:

    Awesome! I’m in Suisun but can meet pretty much anywhere. Let me know what works for you guys. If anything we can do a boat link up out in the bay. Can you pull my email off of this?

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    1. probst629 says:

      I can’t see your email. Drop us one to svradmode@gmail.com.

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