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Re: First Time Crewing
This thread makes me think that someone like ASA should publish a list of questions for crew to ask of the skipper when being considered for a long passage. The skippers of course would know that these questions are coming and should be prepared with good answers.
Another list could be for skippers looking for crew... really no different that being interviewed for a job.
Finally there is the "vibe" element that can't be found in check lists and answers to interview questions. You want to feel psychologically comfortable and compatible with the cap and the crew.
How do you feel about including at least one female? Assuming she is competent... what does a female add or detract from a crew doing a passage. I found having a female on board a plus and have done many passages with them.
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