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Old 03-07-2012, 12:18   #1
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some sailing experience, former fisherman, carpenter, etc. US to Europe. Please

Hi,

I made a post early but I think I might've mis represented myself.

My sail experience is as follows: I don't want to exaggerate or miss represent myself. I can rig and sail a dinghy, I learned on San Francisco bay during college, and I'm comptent (it's not that hard). I also occasionally participated in yacht races, crewing, on the SF bay. So, though I know my way around a boat, knots, and the basics, I do not know the finer points, and wouldn't call myself a real sailor.

However, I worked a summer up in Alaska as a salmon fisherman. We were on a small boat, with an outboard motor, and I didn't steer it, I was a deckhand, dealing with the nets and the fish. But I know that I don't get seasick, and I know that I don't mind being freezing and wet and working hard, in the middle of the night, without sleep for a few days at a time. Another important thing, I can take orders. This was very necessary on the fishing boat.

My other work experience includes about a year as a carpenter's apprentice, and about 2-3 years as a plumber's assistant. I've also done some sheet metal work, and other construction work, and I once as a handyman at a marina, mostly patching up fiberglass. That's all my hands on work experience. In addition I've worked as a substitute teacher, at a grocery store and in restaurants. I can cook a few alright dishes that my mom taught me, but nothing fancy, again, I wouldn't call myself a cook.

I also speak fluent Spanish.

I'm 28, strong, 6'4", in decent shape, with no ailments. Don't use drugs, don't drink heavily, and I don't smoke. I also am very easy going. I've been in tight quarters and working situations with all kinds of people, and I pride myself in being able to get along with anyone.

I'm just going through the stats here, so let's see what else I should add. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in anthropology, and I'm finishing up a masters from Columbia in journalism.

Any responses would be welcome, thank you for your time.

Adrian
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Re: some sailing experience, former fisherman, carpenter, etc. US to Europe. Please

PS

I am ready to leave in three of four weeks.
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Re: some sailing experience, former fisherman, carpenter, etc. US to Europe. Please

Adrian

I suspect your best bet would be a profile on any of the many crew finder websites. Yes, I own one of them, but just to show that I am not biased, here is a list of the main ones:
http://www.desperatesailors.com (free for boat owners and crew and more than just a crew finder and naturally, the best of the lot )
NAUTYCAL | Find a Crew™ - Worldwide (monthly fee when using the service)
Do-It-Yourself Sailing & Cruising Database (free)
The Float Plan Home Page (free)
Yacht crew agency, yacht crew vacancy, sailing crew from Crewseekers (costs, can't remember the deal)
There are others, Mr Google will help you out of you need any more.
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