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Here's the plan - I've got nearly a month of vacation days to use up, and I want to spend a good part of that on my boat. I'd like to make another trip down the Chesapeake and either head down the ICW or do some hops in the Atlantic, then loop back.

Unfortunately, my wife says I can't go without crew. So I need someone who can pose as such. Have a friend or parent drop you off at our community pier, then pick you up when I drop you off in Annapolis three hours later. I'll provide all the Gatorade and potato chips you need for the journey.

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Re: crew wanted for solo cruise - May 2014

Besides the obvious...Gatorade is just nasty...what happens if, hypothetically like, something happens that causes your wife to have to hypothetically call out the Coast Guard and they spend time and resources looking for a second person who does not exist?

Just a thought that wandered through my head.

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Re: crew wanted for solo cruise - May 2014

You're an adult. Either go or don't go by yourself and communicate this honestly to your wife. My mother has this type of dysfunction to "not tell anyone" (even hospitalization for surgery) in case it might upset or worry the others. It's very annoying.

Get over it....
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You're an adult. Either go or don't go by yourself and communicate this honestly to your wife. My mother has this type of dysfunction to "not tell anyone" (even hospitalization for surgery) in case it might upset or worry the others. It's very annoying.

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Yeah, and knock it off with the sense of humor stuff too! We have to be serious about everything all of the time. Got it? Good!
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I agree, that is not a good plan.
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Aw heck hire a "lady of the evening" and give her cab fare home. Your wife may change her mind.
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I can't tell if he's joking or not. But that he posted it in Crew Wanted, I'm leaning towards Not.

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Here's the plan - I've got nearly a month of vacation days to use up, and I want to spend a good part of that on my boat. I'd like to make another trip down the Chesapeake and either head down the ICW or do some hops in the Atlantic, then loop back.

Unfortunately, my wife says I can't go without crew. So I need someone who can pose as such. Have a friend or parent drop you off at our community pier, then pick you up when I drop you off in Annapolis three hours later. I'll provide all the Gatorade and potato chips you need for the journey.
Bring a photogenic cardboard cutout of a dorky crew member for your sailing "selfies" to show the old ball and chain that you are still the cautious fellow she married, not some wild risk-taker throwing caution to the wind and/or profligate shacking up with some boat ho'.
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Re: crew wanted for solo cruise - May 2014

I'm not even going to try to sugar coat it - grow a pair and tell your wife you are going solo. Hell you already are more than willing to lie to her so you don't have any high ground to head for.
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Bring a photogenic cardboard cutout of a dorky crew member for your sailing "selfies" to show the old ball and chain that you are still the cautious fellow she married, not some wild risk-taker throwing caution to the wind and/or profligate shacking up with some boat ho'.
Thank you - I was wondering when I'd finally get a considered and helpful response from someone. Better yet, something like that inflatable copilot in the movie Airplane would work even better, because he could steer.
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