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previous post about bad experience when going to crew on a boat

there was a post here over the fall about a kid who went to crew on a boat, traveled there and then had a bad experience with the captain. boat was not ready and he and other crew had to work for several days to prepair boat then eventually left because of poor planning.
i tried to find this post but am not able to find it any more. can someone link it to me.
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The thread you're thinking of is probably the one started by Kacper, which you can read here. It was a post that started as a response to this crew wanted thread by CaptKris.

I hope that helps.
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thanks thats the one i was thinking of
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This sort of thing is all too common, unfortunately.

If you really think about this, answering an ad and deciding to commit yourself to a longish period of time in a very confined space with someone you have no idea about is kind of scary, don't you think????

Those that went bad BEFORE departure are the lucky ones.
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This sort of thing is all too common, unfortunately.

If you really think about this, answering an ad and deciding to commit yourself to a longish period of time in a very confined space with someone you have no idea about is kind of scary, don't you think????

Those that went bad BEFORE departure are the lucky ones.
I could not agree more.
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This sort of thing is all too common, unfortunately.

If you really think about this, answering an ad and deciding to commit yourself to a longish period of time in a very confined space with someone you have no idea about is kind of scary, don't you think????
I would post this quote in front of every wedding chapel as well.




























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You can learn alot about whether or not you have the stomach for it... in some cases it is about the adventure and having a story to tell... others just want a reasonable experience and not worried about the story...

Volunteer to sail with other boats during a locally sponsored regatta and you'll soon learn that either you can adapt to others sailing style or that you'd prefer not to go that route...
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Slightly OT... but since Rick posted on this...

This is the very reason my father told me to go on a long car trip with any woman you're very serious about possibly marrying, preferably in the summer with the A/C broken.

My late wife and I went on a 3,000 mile road trip that lasted 20 days... and got engaged during the trip. I spoke to her 30 minutes after leaving her in Seattle, and the first words out her mouth were "I miss you already." So, his advice is pretty sound.
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This sort of thing is all too common, unfortunately.

If you really think about this, answering an ad and deciding to commit yourself to a longish period of time in a very confined space with someone you have no idea about is kind of scary, don't you think????

Those that went bad BEFORE departure are the lucky ones.
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thanks for the advice on sailing and marage. lol
was hoping to get in some shorter ( a few days long ) trips to gian some experience on other boats.
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