I sail a Cape Dory 36 Cutter and I'm looking for one or two crew. Returning to Annapolis, MD from Southport, NC. Limited experience is OK as I plan traveling via the ICW. Leaving Southport mid-March.
Came from Annapolis late October solo and need crew for return trip due to medical issue. Inner ear problem (Menieres disease) results in vertigo. It's not a critical problem but the occurrence is unpredictable and I'm no good at the helm until I recover. Otherwise, I'm healthy.
You asked for feedback in the crew/captain thread. I hope you will forgive me for choosing to post a response here.
First, I did an owner aboard delivery for a gentleman that had a similar problem to yours. He's doing better now. My customer didn't have Ménière's, just similar symptoms. I hope you have hope of improvement with time.
I suggest that looking for a partner makes some crew candidates less likely to respond.
Pictures of your boat would probably help you.
Listing responsibility of your crew would probably help. In your situation, what is your recovery time from an episode? Frequency? What financial arrangements do you anticipate? Cooking? Cleaning? Cruising plan? Will you be pushing for distance or dawdling and visiting?
There will be a different response for "I have one or two episodes per month and recover in an hour or so. I'm a retired chef with 3 Michelin stars. Get to and from the boat and I'll cover everything aboard" and "I have four or five episodes a week and take four or five hours to recover. I have lots of cans of Hormel chili on the boat. Split costs on everything aboard - food, fuel, mooring, repairs."
You just have to let people know.