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Re: Need one hand willing to work for travel from Northeast to Southwest

All good points, thanks guys!
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It would be great if you can chip in for food also. Not looking for a wizened captain, but it would be nice if you have a little sailing experience.

I'm buying a 28 ft sailboat from my aunt who has it in Chesapeake Bay. I'll be sailing it around FL to Corpus Christie, TX at which point I'm renting an F350 pickup and a trailer to drive it to Long Beach, CA. You'd be welcome to join me for all or part of the journey, looking for a hand to keep her sailing 24/7 and have the shortest possible trip. My name, sean lograsso at gmail.

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Here's an idea for ya, you can buy a 1977 Newport 28 in Portland OR for $7000, move to Portland instaed of CA and you'll save yourself time and money

1975 Newport 28 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Re: Need one hand willing to work for travel from Northeast to Southwest

Hey good luck to ya. I am in the middle of a similar trip but the opposite direction, coming from Destin Florida to the Chesapeake. I will throw out a couple of suggestions and you can decide whether there is value or not in them. 1) forget your schedule. The most dangerous thing on a sailboat is a calendar with dates circled on it. You will encounter delays, hopefully they will be short and not expensive but they can go either way. 2- Until late October, as I am sure you know, it is hurricane season. There is weather that you and your boat cannot handle safely that will stop you in your tracks for up to a week at a time if you are fortunate to not be directly in its path. 3- Consider seriously taking the inside route if you are not experienced and if you are on an unfamiliar boat, at least for the northern portion of your trip. Jumping in and out down the Florida coast is pretty easy and fun and by the time you get to the inlet for the ICW to cut across Okeechobee you will know for certain if you want to cut across or round Key West. I went around Key West for several reasons, mainly I wanted to stop there and sight see. 4- weather will dictate your schedule. Did I already mention weather? 5- plan to carry a lot of fuel and water with you and be prepared to motor a lot if you are trying to get to your destination expeditiously.
6- weather.

7- Have fun and enjoy the adventure!

Oh and remember that sh!t happens that you can't predict. I am on a 9 yo old boat that I know quite well, sail frequently, maintain in very good shape, and keep plenty of spare parts aboard and have been shut down for what will be a minimum of 7 days with a sprung knot meter through hull fitting.

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Re: Need one hand willing to work for travel from Northeast to Southwest

This Length: 28' Beam: 9.75' Draft: 4' make sure you have the proper permits, would hate for you to get fined moving her .

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Re: Need one hand willing to work for travel from Northeast to Southwest

I like adventure....but you may get more than you have bargained for. And that's what this is about, "the bargain". It won't be a bargain if you find at any point in the trip that the boat is not up to the trip. It won't be a bargain if you find that you're not up to the trip. It won't be a bargain if this trip spoils your love for sailing(it can, in a hurry). Holding a tiller for 15 to 20 days in the summer sun will be tough. Expect the engine to be running a lot. Aside from the safety concerns, morale and love of the sport will take a big hit.
Try finding a woman who is both a bargain, and and an adventure.....they just don't mix. The same goes sailing.
I have to agree with earlier comments. It will be "cheaper" in so many ways to ship the boat, or buy on the west coast.

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I am willing, experienced and can contribute to the costs.
Count me IN.

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Fantastic advice, thanks for it!!
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Re: Need one hand willing to work for travel from Northeast to Southwest

There has been a lot of 'advice' about your post....
Here is mine!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.,

OK, not really 'MINE' per se

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Re: Need one hand willing to work for travel from Northeast to Southwest

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there has been a lot of 'advice' about your post....
Here is mine!

“twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― h. Jackson brown jr.,

ok, not really 'mine' per se
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Re: Need one hand willing to work for travel from Northeast to Southwest

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There has been a lot of 'advice' about your post....
Here is mine!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.,

OK, not really 'MINE' per se
So very true, but Plan, Prepare and do it in a safe manner for Crew and for Vessel!
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