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post #7 of Old 04-16-2013
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Re: Experienced Crew needed from Tahiti to Fiji

When crew pay for transportation, food, they come with their own expectations, often like they are paying for a vacation and you damn well better give it to them or they go on strike. Nothing worse than a striking crew when the chips are down. Sometimes you get lucky, but a small investment for good crew can be worth it's weight in gold.

Personal experience, I had voluntary crew on a Gulf of Mexico crossing, we hit storm conditions, 22 foot waves, 90 kt winds, me with a broken rib after falling and my non paid crew below high on his prescription sea sickness meds. It was like baby sitting and single handing at the same time for 7 days. Best of luck to you...
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