I never said I didn't think Shameless wasn't legit. I WAS suggesting perhaps he was being a little naive.
Originally Posted by Shameless2009
. Any time in 2009 would be nice, not looking for money just some food. I can leave from the east or west coast. If you would like a crew mate, I'm hard working and would love to help out.
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Tamoko He hasn't done his homework at all, which was my point.
I am immediately cynical of anyone who volunteers to crew on a +10 000nm ocean voyage and doesn't:
1)Think to mention either sailing experience or whether they can cook/hold a first aid certificate/operate a radio/repair a diesel. Anyone who has ever crewed on an oceang passage or knew the first thing about it would have mnetioned this at the outset.
2)Is expecting the skipper to feed them, but hey don't worry guys you don't need to pay him to freeload a lift on your boat.
3)Thinks you would sail across the Pacific anytime in 2009.....never mind that half the year is cyclone season.
4)know that not alot of boats leave for Australia from the east coast...
Tamoko he also technically doesn't say he has his Visa sorted, he says he has applied.....
I do take your point about Cabramatta, but alot of those people are allowed under refugee status. Shameless is from New York....not alot of New yorker refugees in Cabramatta.
Maybe I was being a little harsh and making my point fairly brutally, I do that sometimes, I dont want to crush dreams, however the burden of responsibility on skippers in relation to crew entering countries is very real and more than a few have been burn't badly.
Dream by all means, love by all means but do the work required to realise your dreams.