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Old 10-12-2009, 21:27   #46
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You know you are capable... go with that gut feeling. Having inexperienced crew on board can be a hindrance and very dangerous. When it all hits the fan, not only do you have to worry about yourself and your husband - but 2 inexperienced crew as well! Yes you are right, it does change the dynamics big time! Think carefully!!

If you take them on and it goes pear shaped, they can fly home from Tahiti... but it's a long way to Tahiti. Crossing the Pacific Ocean is a daunting thought - the longest leg being from the Galapgos to French Polynesia... we left from Ecuador and it took us 18 days. We were in company with around 25 others and no one had extra crew on board - some took as long as 30 days from the Galapagos.

By the 3rd day the two of you should be into your routines and watches... having extra crew lightens the load, but how easily are you going sleep knowing he/she doesn't have a clue?

In 7 years we've never entertained the idea of extra crew... this is our home and will be for as long as we are both physically capable - we love getting visitors of course, but also love to see them go.

You want to share the experience? Send photos or better still - have a website!!!

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