There seems to be a hint of paranoia 'round here...
I was initially accused of promoting my ship for charter by running a bogus advert for crew. I apologized for the misunderstanding and scrubbed my posting of any mention of the website or the ship name... several well-meaning souls promptly found it very suspicious that my boat didn't have a website (!) Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
Now, the morals brigade is broadly hinting that I am running a floating brothel...on Sailnet!
If anyone bothers to think about it, given that the ship sails from Thailand, there would be a helluva lot simpler way of stocking it, were that my intention...and way cheaper then flying crew from Europe.
To clarify, the posting does not seem particularly ambiguous, and the desire for companionship is not actually illegal. Perhaps some adventurous, entertaining and aquatic crew would like to accompany us on a long cruise around S.E. Asia. If so, feel free to write!
p.s. I am fairly confident of my command of the English language, however search though I may, I find no Anglo-Saxon 4-letter word beginning and ending in a P...enlighten me, please!
I am very sorry for the frustrations. You asked a very straightforward question and was looking for straightforward help. Instead, you got a bunch of inconsiderate replies and what I thought were very uncalledfor remarks.
Some of you posters above should be ashamed of yourself. You need to be more considerate in your responses and helpful... please. This is Sailnet, not BrothelsNet and can you blame the guy for wanting to put some nice looking companionship on his boat versus a bunch of stinky old, hairy legged, teeth-missing, Popeyes? I wouldn't want you on my boat either.
Elaleph, to make up, let me offer at least two crew. Because of your troubles, I will pay to ship them (I mean fly them, sorry) there. However, you must promise to overnight back their passprts once they arrive. Basically, they are yours once you get them. No exchanges, returns, or refunds. Ok? Deal? Good...
First, let me offer Johnette Pollard (called on here John for short). You will really like this one. Fits all of your pre-req's plus, rumor has it, can also sail. There have been some mumblings on here about this particular sailor having this wierd fascination with Legos, but as long as your vessel carries the "Don't Ask - Don't Tell", then all aboard will be happier. What? You want a picture too? Sorry I forgot. Here you go:
Now obviously you can't sail that boat with just one crew? YOu need another hottie? You will find none other than TDW just up your alley (that was just a figure of speech, she really works the streets... well, mostly... well, sometimes... well, ok, she works the alleys but she is cheap). Now what does TDW stand for? You know, none of us here even know. Let's just call her Tango Dancing Woman, cuz that's what she does. Entertainment won't be a problem. Just take a quick peek below:
And a close-up:
There you go. That should get you started. Now if those aren't good enough, let me know. If you act really quick, I might be able to throw in Sailingdog or Smackdaddy too (not both on the same boat... believe me, that would be disastrous). But I'm not going to post pics of them upfront. It might deter you from accepting my generous offer. Just consider them bonuses.
Your friend, no really,