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Old 16-02-2014, 00:43   #76
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Re: What to look out for when crewing on someones yacht over blue seas??

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Sounds like a wise decision to me. Good luck.

+1 given op 's lack of time and experience I think it is the prudent answer.

Sometimes with boats, as with life, the prudent answer But that can be the hardest answer to go with.

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Old 16-02-2014, 01:34   #77
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Re: What to look out for when crewing on someones yacht over blue seas??

The biggest problems in cruising come about when people are in a hurry, the same holds true for crew.

It's very hard to press the pause button on the edge of adventure.

Good choice, shows you have maturity and can make hard decisions. Speaks volumes about you as a potential crew member as well.

Good luck.

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Old 16-02-2014, 03:40   #78
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Re: What to look out for when crewing on someones yacht over blue seas??

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I'm fairly useless here... As I had to google "bunny rug"

Me??? Wait for the rally.... You're already rushed to get your personal obligations ready... Nobody takes their first ride on the biggest roller coaster... Fires an RPG when they haven't held a pellet gun... Or chews on cayenne peppers when they haven't had salt...

Everybody has great advice here... My other contribution is to leave your bananas on the dock...
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Thanks for the response guys. After reviewing the situation a bit more and weighing up my options to wait until July for the sail Indonesia rally, I've decided not to go on this trip.

After speaking to the skipper again yesterday he wanted me to buy the SD map card, about 7 meters of sail cloth and other bits like rowlocks. Plus when I said I wasn't coming he told me he had others interested and was planning to maybe take 2 or 3 crew with him. So who know what he asked them to buy for the boat.

So I'll wait it out and get prepared properly and be in Darwin by the end of June to meet the skippers of boats doing the Indonesia rally!

Best Idea I've heard yet... This first ride was WAY too weird....

You'll have the time of your life following your desires in the company of the rally...
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Old 16-02-2014, 07:04   #79
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