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Old 12-11-2009, 20:12   #1
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Crew Wanted: Seattle to San Francisco, Dec '09

Looking for 2/3 to crew to San Francisco next month. Air fare back to Seattle will be provided. Will grab first available window and go, 4/5 days is all it will take. I can be emailed @ ecsjr8@msn.com
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Old 13-11-2009, 08:21   #2
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That's a pretty optimistic agenda. You can expect a lot of Southerlies and nasty weather as well.

I've done the trip a couple of times.

Once on a Lord Nelson 35 which took 7 days from Port Angeles WA.

The other trip was on a Gulfstar 44 which took 8 days from Seattle.

Both trips were underway 24/7 with 3 crew, had favorable winds with no Southerlies.

Oh yes, and these were done in August.

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Looking for 2/3 to crew to San Francisco next month. Air fare back to Seattle will be provided. Will grab first available window and go, 4/5 days is all it will take. I can be emailed @ ecsjr8@msn.com

Are you serious? At this time of year? I would rethink this if I were you. I sail these waters and don't mind Gales or crappy weather but you would NOT find me off this coast at this time of year...
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I will be doing this in a Nordhavn 46, not looking for advice as much as a crew
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Advice to crew... skip this trip =)
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Kind of reminds me of a new 70 ft steel fishing trawler built at Bock Marine back in 1995--it was January, and they decided to take it up around Hatteras "We're tough fishermen, the boat can take it". The Coast Guard had to come out and get them...
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ecsir,

posting on this forum and not expecting opinions or advice is wishful thinking and maybe an impossiblity.
Ask the US Coast Guard on the West Coast for their thoughts and recommendations.

please keep us informed of your trip.
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ecsjr, good luck with that trip if ya take it. A good strong boat ya have there but there have been many a fine and much stronger ship strewn along this coast. They don't call it "The Graveyard of the Pacific" for nothin'.
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I'm with the rest of the PacNW'ers. In December? Noooo, thank you.

Friend of mine did it a few years ago in late November. In a 55' Hereschoff. A former Netherlands national sailing champ. 2-time circumnavigator.

Clawed off the Oregon coast for 8 days when one of our little winter storms came up out of nowhere. He said it was the worst passage he had ever had in his 50 years of sailing. "Never again!"

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The trip can certainly be made safely. It does require monitoring the weather carefully at this time of year. The Nordhavn is a fine vessel, but if the weather is nasty, several of the harbors along the way may not have safe bar crossing conditions. If you are crew seeking passage, get references from the Captain and what his experiences are. I think his anticipated schedule is a bit optimistic.
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I live on the Oregon coast - I would be hard pressed to be found outside of the bar of our harbor for more than a day sail in our Ingrid. There can be some fine days here at this time of the year - but finding more than one or two in a row can be pretty tough.
The guys in the cat that was being delivered from South Africa a couple of years apparently thought they could beat the odds against the weather and keep their schedule.
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Greetings,

I would like to work as a crew in your boat. I am a marine engineer graduate and working in a vessel for almost 10 years.

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I live on the Oregon coast - I would be hard pressed to be found outside of the bar of our harbor for more than a day sail in our Ingrid. There can be some fine days here at this time of the year - but finding more than one or two in a row can be pretty tough.
The guys in the cat that was being delivered from South Africa a couple of years apparently thought they could beat the odds against the weather and keep their schedule.
That was on the Captain, who apparently knew about the storm (everybody knew about that particular storm days in advance) and went anyway. His crew, some on their first delivery paid the price. There's always someone willing to take the chance on a voyage like this without the knowledge to make that choice. Sometimes they pay the ultimate price... The weather this past week would've been good for this trip. Would it last for the entire trip? Who knows...
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