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Old 02-09-2015, 11:32   #1
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PNW to SF - what is the best way to hire an experienced captain?

We would like to sail from the Pacific Northwest down to San Francisco in late September or early October. We have zero ocean experience, and therefore would like to hire an experienced captain to go with us. What is the best way to find a good captain?

We have this link:
Boat and Yacht Sales, Buy Boats and Yachts - YachtWorld.com

However there are no reviews, ratings, etc.

If anyone has an experiences with people on that list, please PM me.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated as well.

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Re: PNW to SF - what is the best way to hire an experienced captain?

If i may be so bold, are you looking for a captain...or someone ASA certified?? A basic itinerary would be greatly appreciated, in case I meet your standards. PM me if your trip isn't already set to go. Thanks!!!
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Re: PNW to SF - what is the best way to hire an experienced captain?

A lot of times your local Sea Tow can recommend good licensed captains.
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PNW to SF - what is the best way to hire an experienced captain?

I would be interested in talking with you about your trip. Currently live in Sausalito California. I'm a commercially endorsed yachtmaster offshore captain and just got back from a trans Atlantic crossing, France to Annapolis, Md. Would be interested in helping you plan and learn how to accomplish your goal. Please call me at 415-497-5686.
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Re: PNW to SF - what is the best way to hire an experienced captain?

Make sure to get referrences, and talk to them.
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Re: PNW to SF - what is the best way to hire an experienced captain?

Thanks for the replies folks. We have a plan and a captain, references checked out great. Now we just need a window, and of course some last minute boat work...


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