soulmates often begin as friends--sometimes a magical lightning
strike on meeting-- lol i have yet to encounter that magic, but i cannot rule
it out, having spoken with some who experienced that. had an aunt and uncle and some neighbors in this category.
after reading our mission statement., i think one seeking crew should find the crew listing section of cf to begin, and walk many docks for boats needing a hand, or hands needing a boat, whichever is appropriate. yes it is still done that way.
there are also options for morning cruisers net, should there be a local cruising community.
out here in west coast mexico
, in the morning cruisers net, there is a category for seeking crew and rides. this is the perfect place to begin a search as a crew. best time to seek is winter, when the flock returns from their nests, right around end nov to mid december. channel varies dependent upon location. some are channel 22 at 0900, 72 at 0800, 68 at 0830.... is all determinant upon location and participants.
in san diego
there is also a cruisers net, or was, on channel 68, but i forget the time. downwind marine
is also a good place to find positions or seek help. they have a bulletin board for just that. so does west marine
,and many marinas
also have bulletin boards in plain sight. downwind can also help ye find the cruisers net, as they have been an active part of that for years.
crew positions are much easier to find than soulmates. soulmates are out there, is our choice system and lifestyle that helps or prevents or facilitates our meeting them. this group merely filters out the temporary position seeking souls and hopefully assists those actually seeking soulmates in finding same, in a self guided manner.
smb--i LOVE your buddies-- i just need to keep my fingers away from their heads when i gift em mangos....