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Old 31-05-2015, 09:57   #1
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Howdy Y'all

Hello,

Just registered here after googling "sailboat crew opportunities". I am a 24 year old mechanical engineer who has recently become interested in sailing and just want to learn more. I would like to eventually buy my own boat and sail the globe but want to make sure I know enough. Hopefully I can find a crew position that fits for me and the skipper and get some real experience soon. Glad to meet you guys.

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Old 31-05-2015, 10:15   #2
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Howdy Y'all???

You must be from southern Ohio.

Welcome to the forum. So what got you interested in sailing?
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:01   #3
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Hi, Zack,

Welcome aboard.

FWIW, there's a Crew Available section on CF, when you're ready to post there.

Good luck with your plans.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Zack.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:40   #5
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Haha, I left out the part about being from Atlanta.

And a good amount of adventure and travel has always been on the "pre-children bucket-list" that mixed with a love of water has led me to sailing. I'm kind of disappointed this didn't dawn on me sooner.

I have been to the crewing pages. Just still drafting a decent "crew available" thread, and scanning the "crew wanted" threads while at work, don't tell my boss.

Thanks for the welcome.
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and here I was humming "neck's red in O-Hi-O....."
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Had to respond to a "y'all"! I became interested in sailing when I saw a catamaran in my friend's driveway when I was 12. Moved to the Gulf Coast at 45 and now own a 22' Catalina. Dreams happen if you make them!

Forgot to mention that my son and I are going to move aboard a 34' Catalina when my condominium sells, hopefully soon!
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Atlanta. Lived there off and on for almost 30 years. Great town but boy the traffic is getting worse every year.

I also caught the sailing bug in my twenties when I went on a 2 week sail to the Bahamas with a couple of friends that had grown up boating. Before that trip I had never been on a sailboat and never been on salt water in any kind of boat. Came home from that trip addicted but with barely more than zero knowledge.

My first move was to read and study sailing, boats, boating, navigation and anything related. 90% of it didn't make much sense at the time. However, got a chance to crew on a delivery back from the Bahamas and all the theory started falling into place and making sense.

Since you're a long way from the ocean might be a good way to start. Won't give you any practical experience but will make the hands on part work a lot better when you get the chance.

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