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Old 10-19-2013
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Re: Cruising yachts behaving if they're doing us a favour

My boat is small and has few amenities so charging crew would be absurd. I do want crew to pay their own airfare and chip in for food but anything regarding handling, fixing or berthing the boat is covered by me. Crew members paying to work? What a strange idea.
However, I did attend a talk by a guy who went on one of these long distance trips on a big boat where he was a crew member. It sounded great but at the end he was soliciting money to do it again and this was puzzling until I found he actually had to PAY TO BE CREW! At first I thought it was an elaborate joke but soon realized he was serious. He actually wanted donations so he could pay someone to be working crew on a boat. I dont know who sounded stupider, him or the people who donated money to him.