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I will deliver your vessel from Florida and surrounding areas to New England area (either way) free of charge. You only pay expenses. I have travelled the ICW many times as well as outside. I have an extensive resume and many references.
I am 61 yrs old & semi-retired. I enjoy being on the water. I offer my services to help fellow boaters and I don't need the money. Email me at tonysmith101@mac.com

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I'd point out, you often get what you pay for...

Tony, just curious, but do you have a USCG captain's license of any sort? Do you have insurance?

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I'd point out: This forum is full of naysayers!
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I'd point out: This forum is full of naysayers!
i did see sailingdog but sailingfool has not shown up yet
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I bet someone will pick up his offer if he has a good resume. The guy is probably just looking to get North and have an enjoyable trip doing it. If he has the right background, it would sure be a great deal for an owner.

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Add me to the skeptical contingent.

Here is why: tsmith409, Join Date: Feb 2002, Posts: 7. Hmmm that's one post per year.

I hope that tsmith409 proves my skepticism unfounded, but we may have to wait 'til 2010 to see.
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BTW, I am going to move this to the Crew Wanted Forum where you may have better luck.

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Oh ya, I'm not a naysayer, I say "Ni"
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Please note, I didn't say Nay either... I just asked Tony whether he had insurance or a USCG license, and pointed out that you often do get what you pay for...

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Dear tsmith.

After doing many, many delivers over many, many years I have some thoughts concerning this topic.

I have found that boat owners that want cheap delivery skippers also are cheap when it comes to maintenance. When I am contacted by a boat owner and he wants to negotiate my price, I am not interested in moving his boat. If he can't pay my price, what corners did he cut on the boat? Many Free delivery skippers get them selfs into situations where the owners are afraid to move the because the boat is not ready to make the voyage and looking for some "fool" to do for them.

I can also tell you a story about a "free" delivery skipper who used this board just the way you are. Advertising his availability. He would contract for a delivery and then sell the bunks out on the boat as offshore training to newbies. He got himself in trouble with the USCG as he was advertising he was licensed (he was not) and he was running a commercial enterprise.

Just a rule of life, I don't want a cheap doctor, or a cheap lawyer, or if it is my boat a cheap delivery skipper.


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