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Old 14-10-2015, 22:22   #1
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Boat refit in February in the Philippines

I am a 33yo single male novice sailor and I want to long term crew. I have a soft offer to crew for a 120ft ketch. It has a full dive/surf shop which will check off some bucket list items for me. The boat has been in the South Pacific for several years.

The boat will be on the hard in the Philippines in February. I would join the boat sometime in January. The hull is ferro cement. I can have some fun then hard work in the Philippines. I have never worked on a boat but I want to learn everything. Will the Philippines kill me or the boat work kill me?
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Old 15-10-2015, 06:26   #2
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Re: Boat refit in February in the Philippines

I would worry about the bugs, snakes, food, heat, women, water not in any particular order.

Things should improve once on the boat. Unless you are killed in your sleep and dumped overboard.

If all goes well this sounds like a great adventue.

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Old 19-10-2015, 12:20   #3
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So I got an email back from the captain. Previously he indicated I would crew for room and board with no pay. Now he is saying I need to pay 59 euros per day to crew. It could be due to a language barrier. This comes out to around $2000 per month. This seems a bit excessive to crew on a boat. In my mind maybe $500 per month? When the boat is on the hard he said he would cover my expenses.
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Old 19-10-2015, 12:27   #4
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I have to agree that since you are working to crew which may mean night shift watch and whatever else is needed the $2000/mo. that you would be asked to pay seems like too much. Did he give you any reason why his story has changed?

I do not know the supply and demand for crewing services. Maybe he has other people that pay to crew. If so, you have a decision to make.

Maybe as an intern you are being asked to pay. Again...I do not know.



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Old 19-10-2015, 17:06   #5
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Re: Boat refit in February in the Philippines

I have an extra sailboat here in the caribbean. Its little but nice. Take it where you want around here, see the entire Eastern Caribbean, for $2,000 a month just bring it back in one piece


Why can't things remain where i carelessly left them?
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Old 19-10-2015, 17:35   #6
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I have an extra sailboat here in the caribbean. Its little but nice. Take it where you want around here, see the entire Eastern Caribbean, for $2,000 a month just bring it back in one piece


Why can't things remain where i carelessly left them?
Meh, I don't pay for anything that is $2000 per month. Homes, cars, or boats....
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I have to agree that since you are working to crew which may mean night shift watch and whatever else is needed the $2000/mo. that you would be asked to pay seems like too much. Did he give you any reason why his story has changed?

I do not know the supply and demand for crewing services. Maybe he has other people that pay to crew. If so, you have a decision to make.

Maybe as an intern you are being asked to pay. Again...I do not know.



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Whoa... Thats pretty steep. I know a few nice boats in the Caribbean you could crew one for cheaper.
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Whoa... Thats pretty steep. I know a few nice boats in the Caribbean you could crew one for cheaper.
What type of price range do you think?
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Depends on the boat and captain but $50/day would even be considered pretty steep.

A fellow CFer did a post on his blog about crew and charging. You can read about it here.

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In a shipyard in the Philippines? Both will kill you.
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Exactly my point. Unless its a trip you really want to make, like a trans-Pacific one, you could pay less and charter a nice boat. I was being somewhat facetious but if you want to come here and use it I would make a deal.
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