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Old 01-02-2016, 23:07   #1
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Urgent Need NOW for Experienced Crew: BVi to St Martin & St Kitts

One of our current crew required emergency abdominal surgery and must return home to recuperate so we have an urgent need for at least immediate short term crew.

Longer term is desirable as well (see http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post2032395 for details on that, the boat, and the full voyage),
but I'm making this additional urgent post because the boat is stuck in Virgin Gorda BVI until we get another experienced person aboard. There are two aboard, but our insurance requires "three experienced crew".

We need to get to St Martin for some electronics installs, then to St Kitts for bottom paint within the next couple of weeks.

If you might be able to help out, please contact me immediately by PM or rgesner at gmail.com and we'll see what arrangements we can work out.

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Re: Urgent Need NOW for Experienced Crew: BVi to St Martin & St Kitts

And you can't do 80nms without insurance?

And its dead flat calm for the next few days...
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And you can't do 80nms without insurance?

And its dead flat calm for the next few days...
Probably American...
Won't even trim their toenails without it...
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Re: Urgent Need NOW for Experienced Crew: BVi to St Martin & St Kitts

Sometimes there are circumstances that you can't operate without it, if there is a loan for example.
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And you can't do 80nms without insurance?

And its dead flat calm for the next few days...
A bit harsh, don't you think, Mark? Interestingly, I do this "milk-run" delivery often and since its under a 24hr passage, the insurance companies that I've come across let me do it single-handed. Tony
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Re: Urgent Need NOW for Experienced Crew: BVi to St Martin & St Kitts

I'm a bit harsh?
Try getting crew to Virgin Gorda as opposed to St Martin where he needs to be anyway.

There's crew houses in St Martin full to overflowing with crew looking for boats.
Count the crew houses in the BVIs: Zero.

I like your point that its not a passage. 80nms is a daysail.
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try asking at sunsail or the moorings they will be able to put you in contact with someone local at short notice
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I can probably fit this in, living on Tortola. Give me a shout on (284) 496 7382. Tony
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Well, Mark - you're right about no crew houses in BVI! The trouble with those in SXM is that they are full of wannabe super-yacht crew, not us humble deliverers!
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Rusty, I sent you an email a couple weeks ago about doing the Pacific legs and haven't received a reply. Lets talk.

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Well, Mark - you're right about no crew houses in BVI! The trouble with those in SXM is that they are full of wannabe super-yacht crew, not us humble deliverers!
If you come to SXM I think you and I should do an inspection of sailing facilities, starting with the bars...
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Sounds like a plan!!
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y'know if you can sail Wednesday or Thursday you should be able to to actually sail it on one tack.. ⛵️
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Re: Urgent Need NOW for Experienced Crew: BVi to St Martin & St Kitts

Yes, of course we could make it there, but there is indeed a loan and even if risk is low, we would rather not take a huge financial loss if the unlikely worst happens. Better safe than sorry. Thank you who made helpful suggestions.
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Rusty, I sent you an email a couple weeks ago about doing the Pacific legs and haven't received a reply. Lets talk.

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