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I would like to help you but I will be sailing that way at that time. Unfortunate, yes, as a lobster and a scientist I feel I have much to offer.
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David/Jacques-

Considering the OP is a year old, he's probably already found crew, been and come back.

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Considering the OP is a year old, he's probably already found crew, been and come back.
Not to mention ............. "The Rest Of The Story" ................

I got an Old Fat Boat
She's Slow But Handsome
Hard In The Chine, but Soft In The Transom
I Love Her Well, And She Must Love Me
But I think It's Only For My Money
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I'm being nice... no need to bring that up. LOL.

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Don't be nice, Dog. What's the scuttlebutt?
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Billy...check here and see the Dawg's first post on the thread and his link.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/crew-w...st-thomas.html

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From that thread, here are the two relevant posts of mine, the link Cam mentions is in the second post:

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My take on it is this... if you're asking people to crew for you... that is what they are signing up to do... the boat should be reasonably ready to depart when they show up...and not need major work for them to do before it is ready to leave. The boat should be seaworthy, relatively clean and with all the necessary safety gear aboard.

This doesn't appear to be the case, at least from what I've read of Kacper's account of his trip. The people who showed up to crew were asked to help do work that by all rights should have been done before they showed up. They didn't sign up to be boat drudges or boatyard staff... yet that is what appears to have happened. The boat wasn't ready to go... not even close.

Now this isn't to say that they should expect to have an easy ride of it... if maintenance or repairs are required during the voyage, I would expect that they would assist to the best of their abilities. If the head clogs two days out... then they have no right to expect that the captain will repair the head without assistance.

There's a big difference between working on a boat during a voyage, and doing drudge work in a boatyard to get it ready for the voyage. When I had to prep my boat and paint the bottom, the people who helped me out were people who crew with me regularly. The people who only crew ocassionally weren't asked to help do the work—the ones who were asked have a vested interest in doing so—their sweat equity is the reason they have open access to the boat.
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There's a vast difference between having to spend a single day getting the boat prepped for a voyage, and spending the better part of a week doing same. Working 9:00 to 6:00 and taking two hours off to paint a shark on the keel, means that less than a standard business day was spent working on the boat. From Kacper's thread, located here, seven full days were spent cleaning up the boat and doing routine maintenance, versus prepping the boat for a voyage. Installing a new engine and re-building the exhaust system for it does not qualify as prepping a boat for a voyage—that is pure boat yard work, pure and simple. Comparing a day's work of prepping the boat—stowing the supplies and putting on the anchor roller, windlass and dodger—to re-powering and repainting a boat isn't really sensible. Anyone crewing on a boat would expect to help stow supplies, mount dodgers, and such, but repowering and repainting the entire boat is way beyond what is reasonable to expect.

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