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post #2 of Old 10-13-2010
Zanshin
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St. Martin (both sides) and Antigua are, in my opinion, the best places to look for berths on boats.
In St. Martin there are a couple of crew-hangout bars - the Palapa Marina bar at the forefront and then places like Jimbo's [the latter is a personal preference, since I like Blues and Rock music].
On Antigua the chances of finding a berth are best at Mad Mongoose in Falmouth harbour. Excepting teetotalers, every Captain will, at some point, gravitate to that bar. During the day and before the bar/restaurant itself opens, just hang out at the free WiFi stations outside and talk to the boaties coming by. Antigua also has a couple of well-placed bulletin boards which are read by crews so you chances are maximized. Both locations are good for both free and paid crew, but in order to qualify for the latter you would need to have a STCW.


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