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Are you at least going to pay the airfare for the crew to and from Anacortes/Hawaii???

IF not, why would you expect anyone to crew for you??? You're not paying them and you're not even feeding them-and you expect them to pay for to fly out, work like dogs-since delivery trips are not the same as cruising-and help pay your expenses??? Yeah, good luck with that.

It would also help if you provided references... this is your first post here... and you've basically got no credibility here.:rolleyes:

I am looking for 1 or possibly 2 experienced crew to help me sail my Hans Christian 38 from Anacortes, Washington either to Hawaii or back from Hawaii. I am particularly interested in someone who has done either of these legs before and can provide references. The departure date is not later than July 1st. We split all costs except airfare. Please send an e-mail to: [email protected].
 

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well, one-way tickets tend to be more expensive than round-trip tickets overall. Having to fly to either Hawaii or Anacortes, and then fly back from the other is two fairly expensive one-way tickets. Given the current economy... if the OP isn't paying for the plane tickets... and expecting the crew to share expenses.... it's a pretty lousy deal for the crew IMHO.

Also, as I said, it is this guy's first post... and references would be a good thing. He has no "history" on this site, and there's no way to judge what kind of person he is-in terms of sailing skills, temperament, personality, etc. If he turns out to be a Sully-type, there's no place to get off between the two... At least he isn't looking for a hot babe to crew for him. :)
 

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Dwayne-

My intent was not to flame him... but to clarify his post with some hard questions.

He says that they will split all costs but airfare, but he does not mention WHO is paying the airfare. Airline tickets are expensive, and two one-way tickets more so than a round trip. I can understand splitting costs if he were providing transportation to and from the start and end of the trip. However, to expect crew to come for almost a month's voyage, and have to share expenses and pay for their transportation is a bit unreasonable-especially given the current economic climate.

Also, it did not state in the OP that this would be a cruise, rather than a delivery, which does change things a bit.
 

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If it is an invitation to join them for a cruise, then that's great.... but it probably should have been made clear in the OP that this was looking for people to join them on a cruise, rather than crew for doing a delivery. The way it is worded, it certainly sounded more like they were looking for delivery crew. That's why I was asking for clarification. :)
 
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