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Re: Offshore Passage Opportunities
Look at this from the other side as owner/captain. Basic problem is to date have found no relationship between ASA levels and actual compentency or presence of common sense. Other issue is you don't know if individual has these attributes until passage is underway.
My preference is to have myself and one other in whom I have no concern. A third recommended by someone I trust. This allows a unproven forth. With that passage done they either become a second or third or are dropped.
Ideally I would like to at least daysail or do a short transit with any prospective crew before a significant passage. Find this is good for them and me.. However, this is difficult to arrange given people's work schedules. Hank is a wonderful guy and provides an excellent service. I will probably use him again in the future with the above guidelines.
We will do the sdr in the fall. I have my second. There is a berth open. The OP or any other interested party can PM me.
We will head to Maine / new foundland late summer. Again you can PM.
Lastly think having to pay to be crew is ridiculous unless it's a boat with professional crew or unusual passage such as high latitude.if you are a compentent, personable sailor you should be welcomed onto a boat.
Last edited by outbound; 01-29-2016 at 01:01 PM.