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As an Aussie here, I do need to loudly echo Billyruffn. 'Spending the rest of your life with her' is what our Australian government likes to call immigration. This business of 'spending the rest of your life' makes our government boffins very very nervous unless you happen to be a neurosurgeon with 10 million in assets. To do what your talking about, there are hoops and then hoops and then more hoops and a hell of a lot of jumping ahead of you.
Please DON'T come here on a tourist visa, and try to work or stay, thinking you will get away with it, so common a ploy is it that we actually have a primetime TV show called 'Border Security' on the very subject starring government officers kicking such people out of the country. It was one of the highest rating shows last year......
So the bottomline is that getting a skipper who doesn't know you to take responsibility for your actions in reference to all of the above is slim.
Oh yeah and like SD said, if you did indeed find such a skipper who is willing to risk financial ruin, imprisonment, and an appearance on Australian TV to take you for a sail, it might be of passing interest to him whether or not you know one end of the sailboat from the other.
'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing' - Helen Keller
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