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Old 20-07-2011, 14:54   #1
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Pacific Crossing - North America to S. Pacific / Australia / NZ

I'm a 28 year old female with years of boating experience, but a beginner sailor. I'm easygoing and hardworking. I'll cook, clean, scrub gross stuff, and lift heavy things that you don't want to. I'm moving to Australia soon and would like to depart within the next couple of months.
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Old 20-07-2011, 18:25   #2
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Re: Pacific Crossing - North America to SP/Australia/NZ

Hi

I am planning a Pacific crossing 'weather dependant' leaving mid late August in a small sailboat. Hit me back if interest.

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Old 21-07-2011, 09:47   #3
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Hey there Stu.

Im definitely interested the timing is right. How small is small? Have you ever crossed the Pacific before and what kind of equipment do you have? Im currently living near Lake Tahoe. Where are you? So many questions, I know.

Just so you know Im taking sailing lessons this summer, I know CPR, and Im an advanced diver.

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Old 21-07-2011, 10:44   #4
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I'd be pretty leery of a guy who's moniker is 'Tres X' - as in XXX. Might be nothing, but be careful!
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Old 21-07-2011, 11:18   #5
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humm... interesting. What kind of site is this??? Apparently I didn't get the memo on that one. So oldjags can you recommend another way of finding a boat.
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Old 21-07-2011, 12:23   #6
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Re: Pacific Crossing - North America to S.Pacific / Australia / NZ

Well, like most guys, my radar goes off when I read '28 year old female....' :-)

This is the right site, just be sure to do your due dilgence in thoroughly checking out anybody you might be crewing for. A thousand miles offshore is not the place to be finding out about the captain's deviant recreational preferences, for example.

Isolation at sea for long periods of time also makes personality quirks and behaviors that you would otherwise overlook slowly become magnified to the point that they can drive you crazy. And that's a two-way street - you might be driving him crazy as well. Personality conflicts are horrible when you just can't get away from each other when you need some space.

Whoever you go with, take the time to make sure you know what you're getting into. If you're not 100% comfortable with all the arrangements and who you're sailing with, don't go.

I'm sure some of the single females who crew regularly can chime in here and offer some advice on how to find a boat w/o putting yourself in any danger. Things to do and things not to do, etc.
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Old 21-07-2011, 19:26   #7
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Hmm, geez I just join and people are being frightened away.

Okay as I just finished diner aboard, moored at Union Steamship Co. on Bowen Island, and fired up laptop. Poignant that there should be concern over my monkier on here. As young women at marina helped tie bow line she asked how sail boat 'Tres X' got her name. I replied she was named when I got her, and I was of old school that believed changing a boats name is bad luck. I went on to tell her I was told by previous owner, a Montana rancher/entreprenuer that he had owned the "Tres X Brewery in Mexico" and the boat was purchased out of proceeds from the sale of brewery to Dos Equis. After hearing story I wondered why they adopted the 2 (dos) name rather than 3 (tres) name. It wasn't until I googled Tres X and got list of 'porn movies or worse' that it became clear.

On a second note, when my eldest sister all of 18 at the time had finished reading 'Dove' she dreamed of an ocean voyage. That lust ended after a number of creepy meetings with older male Sailors who were not interested in her sailing prowess.

That said you are right to be cautious as my boat is really two small for two crew who are not close (as cautioned above). Also this will be my first ocean passage.

In my defence, there is something exciting and fun with doing something grande with someone for the first time. I choose to go the route of buying a sail boat manageable by one or two and go rather than crew on a boat full of experience and perhaps less enthusiasm and discovery.

I answered your inquiry as your destination, your description (hardworking, years on boats) and timeline fit mine. I have been planning a solo voyage, but answered your post as I feel a tad overwhelmed with skills required and having backup would good. I have also sailed, read, and talked to enough sailors to know that you don't put to sea without all you require.

Answering your post was my first post, and replies to this post will no doubt let me know if I erred.

I live in Vancouver British Columbia.
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Tres X, it might help if you filled out your public profile.
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