QC, I think you've made your point...all in all, I don't think it's worth the effort to get offended, really. The fellow made an honest request, was not rude, and is not obtaining crews by press gangs, am I correct? There are those weirdos (like myself) who if, given the luxury of time, would do a thing just for the experience and learning they can gain from it. Perhaps he was hoping to come across someone like that.
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