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08-29-2009 09:05 PM
davidpm Welcome aboard. There are several crew finder services on the INTERNET that some people have had success with.
08-29-2009 06:50 PM
Panama anyone?

Hey willdadd,

I'm Amy, 26yo, hail from San Francisco and just quit my Seattle job in construction management to start a new chapter and escape the bureaucratic BS.

I'm a nomad by nature, and I hope to embark in Sep-Oct to Central/South America. Ultimately, I will begin in Costa Rica or Panama, and venture south on foot (or vessel) to Colombia and Ecuador, then to Brazil and Argentina and beyond

Long story short, I am a driven, adventurous, athletic, and eager individual looking for a skipper to take me on their route to Central America, and have fun while doing so. Anything involving music, travel or mangoes is high on my list.

Unfortunately, my sailing experience is limited to a few voyages on my friends cal 33, and a half-dozen sailing lessons on a laser, however I'm no dull tool, and can learn quickly.

Have I sparked any interest? Do you still need crew? Am I way too late? It's a long shot, but thought I'd try anyhow.

Thanks and cheers,

05-23-2009 01:37 PM
drobarge jlynn i just sailed through smyrna on monday it was blowing 35 kts and the break still didnt look that nice. must be why you dont care for it. i'm at hilton head now but gotta fly home for work. sigh.... guess the real world can only wait so long. p.s. try spending time partying at yacht crew houses ,often called hostels but on the coast they're crew houses,they are a great way to meet contacts for crew positions and even day work on boats
05-19-2009 11:42 AM
JLynn new smyrna... haha... ya i know man. 2 more attacks just a few days ago. luckily i dont care for that inlet that much... so I stay in the Brevard area. But the sharks are everywhere, and i dont worry about them.They're just fish.
05-10-2009 05:11 PM

Hey Jessica, I sent you a PM
05-10-2009 03:03 PM
fish food

Watch out for New Smyrna Beach CHOMP CHOMP!!!
05-10-2009 02:50 PM
willdadd I'm open to anything, easy to please.
05-10-2009 08:54 AM
JLynn I can agree with that... In fact, i'd love to get it! I do have a LOT of aquatic certifications already, through red cross, and my SCUBA, but none directly pertaining to sailing. I can't afford that certification right now or i'd be all over it. Til then, i'm just seearching for whatever I can get and getting as much experience as possible. But I plan to get it in the future.
05-09-2009 11:43 PM
drobarge the first step to a paid position in my opinion is go to ft lauderdale and get stcw certified. it's not real cheap about 900 bucks but most insurance companies want you to have it.
05-09-2009 09:19 AM
JLynn ya ya... i can get along with just about anyone, really. I'm super laid back, easy going, totally adventurous, COMPLETELY spontaneous (that means i can leave today, if anyone wants to offer), and i've got a lot of red cross certifications in aquatics, even instructor certifications in a lot of things, and SCUBA. SO! I wouldn't be totally inexperienced, just not much experience on a sailboat. Boats, yes, sailboats, ... that's the most pure way to travel.
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