Howdy Sailor Jed.
Welcome to this forum!
What follows is offered in a friendly tone of voice and is suggested because your voyage is one where you wrote you want to learn (take onboard lessons while on the voyage) and most importantly because the vessel is new to you and you will be crossing the notorious
Gulf of Alaska
I have been from Juneau to Anchorage to Fairbanks. While I would enjoy cruising the coast, if I were invited to go on a delivery across the Gulf of Alaska, I would want to know a lot about the boat on which I would be voyaging and depending upon to see me through safely.
My Suggestions to the New Old Boat Owner Looking for Crew or Delivery Skipper:
Show us the Boat!
Post photos of your new/old boat, showing the current
condition, size, etc. Show recent photos of the rig, the deck
, the interior
, the engine
Type and Age and Condition of the Boat?
Length and draft
Describe the age of the vessel and the builder
Give a good description of the boat with the known issues or problems or things that you already know are weak or need to be fixed.
What navigational equipment is aboard?
What is the age and the condition of that equipment?
Does the boat have RADAR
Describe the make and model.
Is the engine
in good working condition and has it been recently tested?
Does the vessel have more than one bilge pump
? Have you tested its function?
Does it have a manual bilge pump
? Tested it yet?
List any safety equipment
the boat has in addition to that already required.
Is there an EPIRB
on the boat?
Does the boat have a life raft?
Will you rent one for the voyage?
Will you provide exposure suits (Gumby Suits) for the crew?
Does the mainsail
have two or three reefing points? Condition or age of the sails?
What about anchors and rode
? Describe them.
Is there a dinghy
? What size and kind and condition?
Does the dinghy
have a motor
Another bit of advice?
Let the Delivery Skipper be the skipper, and YOU be the cook.
I hope you find this helpful. Good luck on your voyage!