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Old 21-03-2011, 03:26   #61
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Ahhhh...I was counting the single parent + kid(s) as an entire family.
I can see how you would come to that conclusion, however when I said single parent I was thinking 1 parent + 1 child, pretty much everyone that has replied to me has only had one child, I'm yet to get a reply from someone with more than one child.
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Old 21-03-2011, 04:38   #62
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I can see how you would come to that conclusion, however when I said single parent I was thinking 1 parent + 1 child, pretty much everyone that has replied to me has only had one child, I'm yet to get a reply from someone with more than one child.
There has been some miscommunication somewhere.

Stockholms = Stockholm Syndrome: a term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express adulation and have positive feelings towards their captors.

I was suggesting that the next time you have a nice family on your boat, you keep them there till they love you and want to stay...even if that's not how they feel at the start (they'd be family-napped).

There wasn't meant to be any commentary on the number of people you'd bring aboard--as in, family could refer to 1 parent and 1 child, but was not necessarily limited to that.

Though on a sailboat there is enough rope to tie up quite a few...

I leave it to you to decide if I was joking or not
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Old 21-03-2011, 05:20   #63
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Yeah I just realized that shortly after posting that reply lol.
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Old 27-03-2011, 12:15   #64
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Hi

What a story. I am a single mother of 13yr old boy and 10 yr old girl. I sailed since childhood and my kids have boated/sailed (dingies and displacement yachts) pretty much since birth. I don't currently own a boat, but have chartered around the world and done a couple of Atlantic passages on other boats. Both kids are great crew and very capable. My son is ready to take control for bigger/longer missions. My daughter has to fight for her place (like myself and my brother when I was younger!) because my son wants to do everything and would not get a turn unless I intervened.

Not sure I could pull off accompanying you the whole way - much that I would love to (unless you can twist my arm hard enough). I currently live close to Vancouver, BC and all my family are in UK. My brother has a 36' in Lymington (Solent) and I get to spend a lot of time there too.

Will send you a direct message and my email. Perhaps we can get together when you reach Vancouver. Or if there is ever space perhaps we could join you for some of the journey.

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Old 15-05-2011, 20:01   #65
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Intersted in a 28 year old kiwi couple with 2 boys (3 and 1yo). Please..... I'm surprised this hasn't been taken up. What an opportunity!
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Re: Looking for a Single Parent to Join Us

well jjb i am the father and single parent of 3 girls 13,15,17 and they spend all the time they can with me (my youngest would sail every day if she could) when not at boarding school and as for talking about girly things its never been a prob mainly because we have openly chats about every thing and one thing for sure they do put me in my place from time to time even to the point when i have started to date some one else they would say yay or nay to that person and so far its been a nay to all as the say the best test is a f7 test if they pass they are in
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:55   #67
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Well it's been quite a while since I last logged in, we're in the Marshall Islands at the moment, we had someone lined up as a result of this thread, but I think she must have got cold feet over the whole situation.
Anyway we picked up a Mother and Daughter while in New Caledonia, so far everything has been fantastic for us, brilliant sailing conditions. The kids have settled into life at sea and their routine quite well.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:14   #68
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I lived in the Marshall Islands for a couple years in high school. Beautiful there.

Enjoy your trip!
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:37   #69
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Well it's been quite a while since I last logged in, we're in the Marshall Islands at the moment, we had someone lined up as a result of this thread, but I think she must have got cold feet over the whole situation.
Anyway we picked up a Mother and Daughter while in New Caledonia, so far everything has been fantastic for us, brilliant sailing conditions. The kids have settled into life at sea and their routine quite well.
G'Day JJ,

Glad that it finally worked out for you, and thanks for the update.

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Old 06-09-2011, 00:29   #70
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Well we are in Tahiti, and had a blast so far, we are stopping here for a couple of weeks, but we lost our crew has been we vaporized them - must learn to set fazer to stun instead of kill hehe. More seriously they had to fly back to NZ as a result of some family issues, so thought I would just drop a line in here and see if anyone is still interested.

The next couple of legs from this point will all be fairly long there are some islands we still want to explore close by here but there will be a single long slog to Hawaii.
If I don't get any suitable replies here within the next few days, I think I'm just going to pay someone to join us for the duration.
Please don't message me if you are looking for the paid position as I already have a person in mind for this.
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Re: Looking for a Single Parent to Join Us

Hi JJB
I know this is an old blog but I just wanted to recommend
Workaway.info the site for free work exchange. Gap year volunteer for food and accommodation whilst travelling abroad.
We are on it looking for someone at the moment. But the idea of getting a single mum with another 7 year old to play and do school work with our little one is a great idea.
I don't think we have enough room on our boat though. It would be great to find another cruising family who would join us some of the way around the Med.
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Hello to everyone on the forum,

If any one is reading this post, (I read it three years late.) I am single mother, looking to join a boat for au-pairing/ nannying. I have a three year old boy, and I have be sailing and living on board since he was born. We have sailed form the Mediterranean sea to the Caribbean, where we crossed the Atlantic ocean from Cap Verdes Islands in March 2013 to arrive in La Martinique. I am looking to join famillies or single parents navigating. I am currently located in the Caribbean region. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I will be happy to reply.
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Hello to everyone on the forum,

If any one is reading this post, (I read it three years late.) I am single mother, looking to join a boat for au-pairing/ nannying. I have a three year old boy, and I have be sailing and living on board since he was born. We have sailed form the Mediterranean sea to the Caribbean, where we crossed the Atlantic ocean from Cap Verdes Islands in March 2013 to arrive in La Martinique. I am looking to join famillies or single parents navigating. I am currently located in the Caribbean region. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I will be happy to reply.
Welcome to CF .

A chance that someone will see your post in this thread - but likely better to also start own thread in the crew sub forum.
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Ok thankyou for directing me, I 'll check it out...
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