For me it's:-
someone willing to muck in.
who understands that their is a difference between Skipper
and Crew even if not entirely sure what (and that it's not simply about the Skipper
wanting to be the No.1. It's a role with a purpose, not just a job title).
who understands that the boat / sea thing has the potential to go badly wrong (even if not knowing all possible scenarios) and that the Skipper has primary (but not exclusive responsibility) to ensure that it doesn't all go Pete Tong.
Not taking any instructions personally (see above)
Willingness to learn / adapt - even if not exactly the same way as always done on your boat / TV
Some degree of tact when telling Skipper he's a donut
or seeking to learn ("why are you doing that?" can come accross many ways and be asked for different purposes).
Not needing to be entertained 24/7 (yer crew, not a guest
Not too many strange personal traits (but I am probably more relaxed than many - pot & kettle?
Willing to be relaxed about the strange personal traits of the Skipper
Chill, yer crew not my betrothed
But most importantly (IMO
) good crew is someone who has confidence in me to do the right thing.............but that is largely down to me to acheive, so over to the good Skippers thread