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This has to be a better way to go than simply answering an ad... as we have seen here in these pages such escapades can go very sour in a hurry.
I am personally aware of 3 of 4 such sad stories... sounds good at a distance, you arrive at the boat - it's "not quite ready".. just a few days (weeks) of work, stick around.... the experienced, nice guy in the email turns into Capt Bligh with a lecherous eye. The lucky applicants are those who bolt before leaving port.
Presumably this outfit will do some vetting, giving you security in deciding to go - the testimonials above are encouraging.
But even so, setting out to sea on a boat you don't know with a captain/crew you don't know is still a bit scary to me......
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)