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Old 20-08-2018, 20:04   #1
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Captain wanted - Puerto Rico to South Carolina

Picking up a new to me boat in Puerto Rico second half of September (weather permitting).

Willing to pay reasonable travel expenses to and from, plus food. No drugs or smoking.

Boat is a 2013 Jeanneau 409. 1300 hours on engine. Full draft keel. Autopilot and chart plotter. Will have epirb, iridium go, predict wind. 200 liters fuel, 300 liters water.

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Old 20-08-2018, 20:14   #2
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Re: Captain wanted - Puerto Rico to South Carolina

Free Captain wanted? Shoot, I can't get a kid to mow my lawn for free.
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Old 20-08-2018, 20:54   #3
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Moving a boat you just bought in the middle of hurricane season and running from the Caribbean thru Florida and onto Carolina. Why not, what could possibly go wrong?
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Sent PM. Or check my website www.uscgmaster.com

Pending a little more info, this trip is doable
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Actually this is a great downhill trip assuming boat in reasonable condition. Tempting ��
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Great trip, done it before. But I think the hurricane concerns should really be considered. Even a tropical storm is a major problem, and that time of year is still peak. What few people recognize (even experienced sailors NOT from the hurricane zone) is that although there are places you can indeed duck into all along your route, they will be completely full days before a storm system strikes. You'll be on your own, at sea or at anchor or, of you're lucky enough to find access, tied up in the mangroves. You can do it in late September, but I would not.


Also, you'll ideally have a spinnaker or other downwind sail, but at the very least a boom preventer is an absolute must. It will be a fast trip with following wind and swell, and it will bang the hell out of your boat without a preventer. Trust me, I made the trip with an owner who agreed to get a preventer before we left and didn't, and there was no need to say I told you so...



I wish I could join you but I cannot. Good luck!



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I’m available and wife would be, too, after September 18th. Both ASA 101, 103, and 104 certified. Atlantic has been strangely quiet this season while the Pacific has been on fire. Choose your window carefully.
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Old 22-08-2018, 12:13   #8
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Trust me, I made the trip with an owner who agreed to get a preventer before we left and didn't, and there was no need to say I told you so...
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Sorry, I am not sure if I follow you. It should be easy to rig up a boom preventer with whatever stuff on the boat. Don't really need to buy a fancy boom brake!!!
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Actually this is a great downhill trip assuming boat in reasonable condition. Tempting ��
Yeap . IT is going to be a great ride. Gulf stream to boot.... Hahahaaaa
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Sorry, I am not sure if I follow you. It should be easy to rig up a boom preventer with whatever stuff on the boat. Don't really need to buy a fancy boom brake!!!

It's almost embarrassing to admit that I said "boom preventer" TWICE, when what I meant was "whisker pole." Try fashioning one of those out of whatever you happen have on board a sloop...
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It's almost embarrassing to admit that I said "boom preventer" TWICE, when what I meant was "whisker pole." Try fashioning one of those out of whatever you happen have on board a sloop...
No need to be embarrassed..... LOL. To think of it, they are almost the same thing..........Hahaaaa
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At least they're both for downwind. And on a boat.
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