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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

Wow, talk about a broad brushstroke, whining or pro sailor?

I value my time at sea. I've helped others move boats, not on a regular basis.
I'm not looking to get paid, or even have my transportation costs paid.

When you decide to crew for someone you've never met, on a boat you've never seen, so many things are at risk.

I sail 3x a week, when possible. I'm a weekend sailor and will not sail with someone who will not feed his free delivery crew. They are doing the owner a favor, not the other way around.
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

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Your average weekend sailor would be happy just with the gained experience.
And that's what you get, your average weekend sailor.

Not to dismiss the weekenders but if you're going outside down the coast do you really want someone that putters around in a Bay a bit and maybe is not all that adept in the seamanship dept to say nothing of not knowing how they are at sea. Do they get sick? Do they get up promptly for their watch? Do they use care/caution w/ the boat? Do they follow directions? Are they comfortable being out at sea?

Hell, only ONCE have I ever been expected to pay a portion of the food and it was not a great trip. No details necessary to be aired here.
When I delivered my boat this spring I picked up the tab for EVERYTHING for my buddy that came w/ us. Plane ticket, cab ride, meal ashore, provisions.

Same guy was just on a boat that a friend was delivering and another crew member (who has a captain's license) didn't pull his share, got seasick and couldn't take any medication for it, and was pretty much incompetent on a sailboat. Turned out he was a powerboater who ran some little launch service way inland. Hadn't been offshore and was looking for time to upgrade.

Nah, you get what you pay for, or in this case, NOT.
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

I agree, you get what you pay for. In my case, a weekend coastal sailor without any offshore experience. That is why I would be happy to pay for my own meals.

BABNER, looks like your thread has been hijacked.
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

[QUOTE=babner;913740] You should know a bit about sailing, not get easily seasick, be able to cook a little and stand watches. (/QUOTE]

And the argument about needing vast experience is???
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

I wouldn't say the crew needs "vast experience" but on a lengthy trip such as this I would not be inclined to take someone who has NO offshore experience or at least a lot of time in varying conditions and who is experienced at standing watches round the clock for more than 24 hours.
Maybe if I had 2 or 3 experienced crew I'd take a newbie but things deteriorate real quick if someone you're counting on turns out to be worthless or totally incapacitated and you're shorthanded for some reason that didn't have to be.
All I'm saying is there are a LOT of people who would pay for their share of the provisioning just b/c they want to go offshore but really have no business being offshore.

Hell, I've seen people that had no business doing a 15 hour overnight race on the Bay turn out to be a lump of coal; seasick, couldn't/wouldn't stand watch, didn't really bring any skills to the boat and just wanted the experience of racing overnight. Owner thought he owed the guy b/c he showed up regularly for Wed. nights. We basically were down a man and a half (the guy and someone to check on him periodically)

Conversely, sailing offshore when you know you have a QUALIFIED person to run the boat is quite enjoyable when you're off watch. And taking someone who is looking for experience wouldn't be bad. I'd still pay for all the provisioning though.
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

Bill, I just sent you an email.
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

Good luck, I agree with the previous posts you get what you pay for, someone willing to take that deal really is a crap shoot. You could find a few semi pros that would be interested in doing it if you picked up the expenses but but I don't know a single pro that wants to pay to do what they already do for a living. I was professional crew for 13 years and have almost 60k miles under my belt mostly off shore. So I know there is a big difference between a bay sailor and a offshore sailor and for that trip i would want a off shore sailor
Good luck with your trip and finding crew.
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

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I agree with MISFITS, if I could get away for 3 weeks, I would be happy to pay my own meals/transportation.

Anyone complaining about the absence of free meals is either a professional sailor, or whining.

Your average weekend sailor would be happy just with the gained experience.
You will have no problem getting trips with that thinking. Every delivery captian on the east coast will take you up on that deal. If u need quick miles and time for your book then great.
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Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

Guess that puts me back to professional sailor (even though I'm retired.) Transportation I can see, meals...If you can't provide for a few days, you have other problems....
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