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Tom967 03-02-2007 02:14 PM

Crew wanted Key West To Panama
Experienced Merchant Marine Officer looking for Crew members to sail from Oceanside Marina Key West Fl....probably sometime in April or sooner..40 ft sloop rigged vessel

Looking for experience...If you have never sailed before..please don't reply...Learn how to sail first..

Approximate 9 day sailing...If desired, vessel will be sailing on, across the Pacific..upon transiting canal

captkris 03-04-2007 12:12 AM

I am life long sailor and USCG master. I could be ineterested. Let me know please what kind of boat/ship and what do you expect from me, as well as what is the purpose of this trip. Regards, Chris

Tom967 03-04-2007 08:56 AM

Crew wanted follow up
As a Follow above solicitation for crew..

Just started to get final plans together..although I've pretty well researched out my itinerary.. My Vessel is a 40 ft custom built 1975 Creekmore..

My intention is to sail from Key Grand Cayman...Then due south to Panama...and then across Pacific.

Ideal like the guy I met in the laundry room a few days ago at Marina...A retiree , an experienced sailor who loved to sail..who had a great trip sailing through the Canal then on across the Pacific.."Nothing like hearing first hand accounts"..from a good down to earth sailor.

He expected nothing with regard to compensation or transportation...
didn't need that..out there for the fun and the joy of the experience..A real sportsman...

Looking for people with nothing to prove..just laid back sailors...who are easy to get along with..Who are generally finished with their professional activities in life. Personally I had an unlimited licensed...didn't even bother to renew or maintain it..Worked professionally as naval Architect..Westlawn design grad my website

Personally, I've sailed in my later years on freighters and tankers as officer..all over the well as smaller commercial vessels types..My sail background dates back to the 60's..on pleasure boats.

Have had the opportunity to go over the vessel the past 2 years and replaced and or fixed what needed to be done..etc..Well founded vessel with all the usual amenities..

If female..has to be a current..well seasoned sailor.. Not looking for couples.

If you are young need to be working or developing a career..or are having problem with supporting yourself, I would suggest a job.?.This is a pleasure venture..The Merchant Marine...compensates professional seaman very well.

I started as Z card ordinary seaman (after Grad School)..retired as 2nd mate unlimited.."It seems more are interested in getting licenses than going out there and just doing the job for a commercial endeavor and enjoying it" LOL

Tom967 04-05-2007 12:00 PM


Vessel is in process of being fitted out with new Engine..Yanmar 4 JHE...56hp...sailing date on or before April 30th..."Looking for ONE crew member"

Sail plan...prevailing wind out of the East...Sail Westerly from Key Isla de Mejeres Mexico...Then south down the coast to Panama and through Canal..Sailing to Salinas Equiador..before turning west across Pacific.

sailingdog 04-05-2007 12:17 PM


You might want to re-think your website's design a bit. It is almost completely unreadable because you have white font on a light grey background.

welshwind 04-05-2007 12:44 PM

I didn't have the problem with the website. Black text against greyish background.

mallory71 04-12-2007 04:06 PM

I couldn't read the website very well either (white text on gray background).

mabrodis 04-18-2007 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by sailingdog

You might want to re-think your website's design a bit. It is almost completely unreadable because you have white font on a light grey background.

It depends on what browser you look at it in.

With Mozilla Firefox (what I use 99% of the time) it is white text on a white-ish background, not readable at all unless you use the mouse to highlight the text.

With Internet Explorer it is black text on the same white-ish background, so is easily readable.

I didn't take the time to look at the code and determine why that's the case, but different browsers interpret some html code differently.

Good Luck on the voyage, sounds like a blast! :)

sailingdog 04-18-2007 02:32 PM


Very interesting to see that his site doesn't work in standards compliant browsers, but does work in the one non-compliant browser. Opera, FireFox, Camino, Safari are all standards compliant browser.

MtnMike 04-18-2007 09:39 PM

I'd love to go, but not enough experience............Yet.:( I am a lot like the "laundry room" guy though!:D

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