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Old 21-09-2015, 17:30   #31
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Re: Dont own a boat - How to find people to go out with?

Check out postings at marinas like Shilshole, or put one up offering to crew on races as a couple.
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Old 21-09-2015, 19:25   #32
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The funny part about this thread is that I own aboat and can never find crew. In fact, i sat at the dock this weekend for that reason..
That is the exact reason that I bought a 33' Ranger and put a Raymarine Evolution and an H-3 windless on it; done been there and everyone that wants to go sailing is watching the boob tube when you are ready to go. I have no inclination chasing these people down to go out.
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Old 22-09-2015, 09:20   #33
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The funny part about this thread is that I own aboat and can never find crew. In fact, i sat at the dock this weekend for that reason..
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Same here.
Seriously people? You can't find crew? My problem is the opposite, I need to pare the people clamoring to go with me down to a number that will reasonably fit on the boat!

Go to one of these, you'll never sail alone again:

The Puget Sound Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup

Pacific Northwest Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup
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Old 22-09-2015, 09:52   #34
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Re: Dont own a boat - How to find people to go out with?

Just reviewed those two links. Lots of good things for the PNW sailor. Thank you!
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Old 22-09-2015, 10:32   #35
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Seriously people? You can't find crew? My problem is the opposite, I need to pare the people clamoring to go with me down to a number that will reasonably fit on the boat!

Go to one of these, you'll never sail alone again:

The Puget Sound Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup

Pacific Northwest Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup
There are several "meetup" sailing groups in my area as well...but I thought that was for people who don't own boats and want to get on as crew?
I guess you just join, show up and say "I have my own boat you guys can come sail with me" (instead of paying the 40-60 dollars to sail on a "group boat")
I just thought maybe that would be frowned upon by the group organizers?
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Pretend you are interested in buying a boat, and arrange for a viewing of a local boat for sale. The more expensive the yacht, the nicer they will be to you.

Say you are considering an offer, and ask for a sea trial.

My boat is currently for sale. I've taken out 6 "sea-trials" so far. Everyone had a wonderful time and loved the boat. Taking out number 7 tomorrow.

You might ask if you can spend a night (or two) aboard, to see how it suits you. I've seen this done. Absentee sellers are often so eager to sell that they will agree to anything.
Maybe ask to use it for a season after it is prepped, painted and launched?
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