Not much of a jump... his OP says: "Crew would be expected to watchkeep, take turns at cooking, boat maintenance and would be expected to contribute.
Basically, you're paying for the privilege of working your backside off... While I don't mind watchkeeping or cooking, as those are part and parcel of crewing on a delivery, and even doing minor boat maintenance might be acceptable—but again it shouldn't be part of delivering a boat—which is moving it from Point A to Point B. What I do mind is paying to do so. That just sticks in my craw. Now, if the delivery captain were say, Nick Scandone (RIP) or Dennis Conner...then things are a bit different.
I love how everyone just jumps to conclusions and attacks this guy based on a single post....
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