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post #16 of Old 07-24-2012
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Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

I don't race my boat lot and only in one or two distance races a year. Usually I've asked the crew to bring a few things and give a list so I don't end up with provisions for a month at sea. I provided all the food and most of the beverages and my wife does duty as sea cook. I've also sprung for shoreside accomodations for the crew to get a nights sleep before heading home.

That was in the past. This year, my financial position has significnatly eroded and is certain to get worse for the foreseeable future. In the next 20 minutes I'll be sending a message to my crew for the biggest race I'll do this year, that I simply cannot do as much as I did last year. We'll see if I'm posting for new crew tomorrow.

s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
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