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Old 13-01-2012, 06:53   #1
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hi folks, its snowing as i write this, so you know i would rather be down sailing in the blue! my wife and i have just recently sold our business and would like to do some sailing for a while., we would prefer not to buy right away so we are looking to crew or exchange our services for time on a sailboat. our busines was a restaurant so we both have cooking backgrounds and very energetic to learn to live aboard, please any help or info would be appreciated thx again and hope to see you on the blue!
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Welcome aboard, Cap'n John. Hope you get the experience you're looking for. You may want to also post in the "Crew Positions" forum. Happy Sailing!
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Hello captnjohn,
I have just written an article called "Looking for a Yacht" but from the point-of-view of the sailor who wants to crew for others. It may give you some ideas. Please visit WWW.competentcrew.org for this and other advice about crewing on other peoples boats.
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Howdy from beautiful sunny Texas ( sorry to rub it in but we were wearing shorts yesterday)
I crewed on boats all through my twenties, I started out free of charge then slowly began getting paid crew jobs. Your chef experience will be an asset, I'd focus on selling that( my two cents) it is great that both of you cook, you can divide the work load at first while you get a feel for cooking aboard, standing watches and such.
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Be sure to read as much info about picking your yacht to crew on, not all cruising boats are the same. I personally liked family boats ( husband wife team with kids). This usually indicated a well maintained boat with updated safety equipment and thoughtful MOB strategies. Plus they almost always appreciated the help
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, captnjohn44.
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If your looking to crew on the Up Market yachts as maybe Chef/Stewardess thing and earn as you learn try here.. www.forcrew.com
Post your profile then check the wanted section every so often.. I keep meaning to ask folks how they heard of me.. but keep forgetting...
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Old 18-01-2012, 09:25   #7
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another good site is Yacht crew agency, yacht crew vacancy, sailing crew from Crewseekers
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Hi !
I've just visited this forum. Happy to get acquainted with you. Thanks.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, stefani88.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
We occasionally get a little snow up at about the 14,000 foot elevation but never has gotten below 54 degrees down here.
Good luck in finding the right folks to crew with.
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