Thanks for the feedback rockDAWG.. I'm not sure I agree about having to pay for good crew. He managed to find 2 separate crew who were good and didn't expect to be paid for the experience of crossing the ocean. Besides.. your comment about feeding them properly is unfounded.. they eat really well and if you rely on someone else to supply your food, you're forced to eat what they want to pay for aren't you? There are lots of people who love sailing.. need the experience and just can't afford their own boat. They'd have to pay for their own food anyway. It's a win-win, so why should he have to pay for someone's pleasure?
ANYWAY... if there's someone actually interested please let me know.