SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Crew Wanted/Available > Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
09-10-2012 03:03 AM
LoboPops
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....
09-01-2012 03:47 PM
ParadiseParrot
Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

Quote:
Originally Posted by armandolio View Post
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.
09-01-2012 03:28 PM
sailortrash
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.
JB
08-30-2012 04:31 PM
Copter808
Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

Bill, I just sent you an email.
08-27-2012 09:38 AM
sailordave
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.
08-26-2012 06:45 PM
misfits
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???
08-26-2012 06:15 PM
armandolio
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.
08-26-2012 05:15 PM
sailordave
Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

Quote:
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.
08-26-2012 02:59 PM
seaojoe
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.
08-26-2012 11:47 AM
armandolio
Re: Crew needed Hyannis MA to Florida

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.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.