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Old 09-09-2013, 08:33   #46
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I wish our timing were better. If you could wait 439 days we could jump in and help. Yes I have. Countdown to retirement. Best of luck getting someone that will care for her as you do.
I am still waiting, the only offers have been to use at my cost.
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I am still waiting, the only offers have been to use at my cost.
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I am a single male, and I've been spending my winters in Flordia - I'm from Eastport, Maine. I'm just looking for a boat to live aboard during the winter, and I can support myself otherwise. Email me at costa@myfairpoint.net

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STILL LOOKING FOR THAT COUPLE.
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I am still waiting, the only offers have been to use at my cost.
This is the part that is confusing.

Are you looking for a captain/mate that will live aboard and maintain your boat at their cost?

Is this a paid position?

These are the details that are missing.
Let's say I move onto your boat to find two bilge pumps shot and all the batteries out of water. Sure I could supply the labor but who pays for the pumps and batteries.

There are a myriad of other details that are missing here.
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What would you do if you were cruising on a boat that you did not own and the two bilge pumps stopped working and the batteries were out of water? Would you wait for the boat owner to provide new pumps and batteries? What would you do if you ran aground and the boat owner was not available to refloat the boat? What would you do if you blew out the mainsail?
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Re: Liveaboard Couple Wanted in Key West

Or found a dead fish in the bilge? (Because that smells too)
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What would you do if you were cruising on a boat that you did not own and the two bilge pumps stopped working and the batteries were out of water? Would you wait for the boat owner to provide new pumps and batteries? What would you do if you ran aground and the boat owner was not available to refloat the boat? What would you do if you blew out the mainsail?
Depends, if I'm operating as paid crew to operate and maintain a vessel I'd handle the situation a little differently than if I was borrowing a boat, or even my own boat.

To ask someone to take on the responsibility of care for your vessel and for them to treat it like their own leaves a lot of room open for questions. None of the questions I asked were answered in the quoted post. It's not my boat, it's yours......sure I could dump $2000 to maintain your boat, but why would I?
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"but why would I?" So you don't sink.
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"but why would I?" So you don't sink.
You're correct. Then on my dollar for your boat I'll replace one bilge pump with the cheapest one that fits, followed by a single starter battery to run a radio for an hour a day.

That's the problem with your proposition.
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This is what this guy wants...in return for safekeeping/staying on his boat, you'll pay out of your pocket for its maintenance and upkeep; as if you owned the boat, which you don't.

Unfortunately, this will cost more than a charter would. No one in his/her right mind would accept such terms. Good luck!

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This is what this guy wants...in return for safekeeping/staying on his boat, you'll pay out of your pocket for its maintenance and upkeep; as if you owned the boat, which you don't.

Unfortunately, this will cost more than a charter would. No one in his/her right mind would accept such terms. Good luck!

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Did you see the new post with a .... uh.... "different hook"?

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ys-119134.html

Post spot #2 was wide open, and I thought.... Not going to press the keys this time...
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This is what this guy wants...in return for safekeeping/staying on his boat, you'll pay out of your pocket for its maintenance and upkeep; as if you owned the boat, which you don't.

Unfortunately, this will cost more than a charter would. No one in his/her right mind would accept such terms. Good luck!

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Am I to understand that it costs more to maintain and upkeep than the cost of the boat?
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Over time, yes.

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Am I to understand that it costs more to maintain and upkeep than the cost of the boat?
Depends on the upkeep needed......sometimes no, many times yes.
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