Originally Posted by davidpm
Do you have sample crew and caption contracts you would be willing to share?
You guys don't waste time with written contracts for crew. A contract will not serve any practical purpose in hiring a casual crew. Unless possibly in a long-term passage (for several months or more) where there will be significant financial commitments on both sides, in which a written contract helps memorialize the financial business. But for trips inside say, a month, a contract will only have the potential of creating more issues than it was intended to resolve. In other words, the captain/crew relationship on a recreational sailboat is not a legal relationship. If you didn't hire the right crew, and your 100 miles offshore, what are you going to do if you have a dispute...file suit?! If you pick the wrong crew then take responsibility for your bad judgment, live out your side of the bargain, and end the relationship as soon as practical.