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Old 23-03-2012, 06:20   #1
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Noob Wants Experience

The short version of the story is I work for a medical device manufacturer and my devision(thus my job) is being eliminated 30 June. I've wanted to cruise for a long time but had'nt the opportunity. Unemployment is giving me the perfect excuse to get on with it. I would like to see what the possibilities would be to crew to gain the knowledge I need to then aquire my own boat and cruise. I need no compensation and can pay for my expenses. Available after 30 June with an open window after that.
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Old 23-03-2012, 17:18   #2
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Re: Noob wants experience

If you are interested in circumnavigating, call me John Carlin @ 440-525-1074
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Old 26-03-2012, 13:51   #3
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Thanks CaptJack but I think a circumnav might be a bit ambitious for my first experience. I will keep it in mind as things develope. If there is still an opportunity when the time comes I will consider it. Thanks very much for the offer.
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Just to update I've gladly accepted an opportunity to crew a Beneteau First 51 from Darwin to Thailand. Thanks John! It will be from late July until whenever we get there...Probably four to six weeks. After that I will get hot on buying a boat and heading to the Caribbean...or at least prepping to do so depending on weather.
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Hi Jeff,

Seems you snagged a great starting voyage - Darwin to Thailand. Not bad! Don't suppose there are any berths remaining for a keen, easy going and reasonably experienced sailor? Any chance u could put me in touch with the captain?

Many thanks!

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Old 01-04-2012, 20:22   #6
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Hey Matt,
He saw my original post and emailed me off the board. I'm sure he will see your post and contact you if he is interested. I'm cautious not to overstep my bounds. You might also want to contact captainjack38. He is planning a circumnavigation that I did'nt think I was ready for.
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Many thanks Jeff.
Happy travels!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jeff.

Great inaugural voyage, you snagged. Enjoy & learn!
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Thanks Gord,
I did'nt expect my training trip to involve a gig in SE Asia but it will be worth it. My contribution will be as the medical specialist and I'm also an experienced firefighter but in every other way I'm a student.
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