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post #11 of Old 10-21-2011
Capt Len
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Unless a potential crew on the jetty can talk the talk+walk the walk or pay the ship the going rate as a 'trainee' it's going to difficult to find a berth on a vessel of your choice.Today the internet allows your reach to exceed your grasp but so it does for every dreamer. If I were on the dock with my duffel I'd be looking for a fidded topmast and hope it's going somewhere.One thing leads to another. It's all about the experience and since flogging/ keelhauling is quite rare nowadays what can you lose? My personal experience was along those lines and I met some very interesting boats and the men and women who sailed them. Wouldn't change a thing. It got so bad I had to come home and build my own (not so big) tall ship.
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