Well, as another poster pointed out, it was just about 5 years ago that I registered here with dreams of long distance cruising and posted as crew available
I allowed 'life', and the slings and arrows of everyday fortune, to get in the way and dammit all, 5 years went by.
Here I am again, with renewed wherewithal to pursue the dream. I'm looking for other ways besides the postings here and on Lat38 for crew, boats, and skippers. This is kind of like internet
dating, anyone can post whatever they want, but at the end of the day, there are humans involved, with the shared objectives of getting away from the screen
and out on the water
I've been based out of Arizona of late, cash is tight, my C250 sits on the trailer needing new running rigging
and who knows what else.
What I have most to offer is ME, and I say this with the true humility of knowing both my strengths and my limitations. I know damn well I will be a valued crew member
once I find the right situation. The vast majority of my experience as been outside the realms of racing
or the 'clubby' stuff; I'm the kind of guy who maintains just a few good friends rather than heaps of acquaintances.
I'm currently in SoCal, it's time for me to start poking around and meeting real humans, sailors, who get on boats and actually leave the marina.
I'm looking for advice on how to start.