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Old 18-03-2012, 10:02   #1
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Anyone looking for a ride to W.Oz....
heading for Perth, currently in St Martin on the hook French side, Marigot Bay... here for another week or so killing time before heading for the Panama...
Currently on board is one Seaman/skipper and one female incompetent crew... her description....
No guarantee you'll get a berth...
depends on your 'like-abilty' and tolerance of smokers....
Both of us are in our 60's but only skin deep....
Boat is a Bruce Roberts 53 and your quarters will be a large v-berth....
a couple will be cool... but not averse to singles...
Send info/experience etc and we'll reply with ours....
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Old 19-03-2012, 16:47   #2
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Hi,

I and my boyfriend are in st maarten and we are looking for a boat from caribbean to somewhere soon. My sister lives in Australia.
we are interested in about this boat. we have some sailing experience and we can to do watchkeeping.
Can you send me more information about the trip? costs....etc...
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Old 19-03-2012, 17:10   #3
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Gollygosh boatman, you'll be offline for months.

At least they have internet in Perth, although I hear the constant pedalling can be a bit of a chore.
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Old 19-03-2012, 17:37   #4
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Hi,

I and my boyfriend are in st maarten and we are looking for a boat from caribbean to somewhere soon. My sister lives in Australia.
we are interested in about this boat. we have some sailing experience and we can to do watchkeeping.
Can you send me more information about the trip? costs....etc...
thanks
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might try looking for him in shrimpys tommorow morning or soggy dollar bar later,othewise Boats name is Compeller.... smokey blue Pilothouse ketch in Marigot Bay,im sure he would be happy to meet you.......look for the crocodile dundee lookalike,his name is phil!!

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check your pm! have interviewed new crew,meet sofia and david at soggy dollar tommorow 6.30 pm!

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Hello Boatman!

Anglo-French couple looking for passage to French Polynesia (maybe Oz later on...). Any chance you will be passing by?

I have a bit of experience (including Baltic crossing) and my RYA Day Skipper / ICC (for what its worth). Also used to work on a marina in S. France so have been around yachts for a while.

Tiphaine has little experience, but understands the basics and is willing to learn. She's crossed the Atlantic by cargo ship, so knows what watch-keeping involves.

Are both used to life in confined spaces (18 months on a narrowboat, navigating the English waterways).

Have a few interesting tales to tell and would hope to be both reliable crew and good company. We aren’t bad cooks either...

Are currently in Southern Chile and would be happy to make our way up to Ecuador to join you (preferably in late-May/June time (but we are pretty flexible)). Not sure if that fits in with your plans or timetable, but if so let us know.

Are happy to arrange a call if you would like, or can keep in touch by email.

All the best,
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Hi Folks...
Thanks for the response.. your timeline is a bit late for us as we are looking at being through the Panama early April and heading off asap after that...
Got to make this a fast run as need to be back in Portugal sometime in June.
Hope you find something that suits you....


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Hello Boatman!

Anglo-French couple looking for passage to French Polynesia (maybe Oz later on...). Any chance you will be passing by?

I have a bit of experience (including Baltic crossing) and my RYA Day Skipper / ICC (for what its worth). Also used to work on a marina in S. France so have been around yachts for a while.

Tiphaine has little experience, but understands the basics and is willing to learn. She's crossed the Atlantic by cargo ship, so knows what watch-keeping involves.

Are both used to life in confined spaces (18 months on a narrowboat, navigating the English waterways).

Have a few interesting tales to tell and would hope to be both reliable crew and good company. We arenít bad cooks either...

Are currently in Southern Chile and would be happy to make our way up to Ecuador to join you (preferably in late-May/June time (but we are pretty flexible)). Not sure if that fits in with your plans or timetable, but if so let us know.

Are happy to arrange a call if you would like, or can keep in touch by email.

All the best,
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Re: St Martin to W.Australia

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Zsofia & David, and to Matt & Tiphaine.
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Darn it boatman! sounds like a great trip just what I like ! get gone and go ! If I was not tyed to my dock buying a boat I would apply in a flash. Hope ya crew up, need at least a good watchstander who can shorten sail without wakin the skipper !! LOL have a good one will think about you all! be safe!
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Thanks for the greetings GordMay and for the prompt reply Boatman.

Have also been in touch with atoll, who has very kindly filled me in a little on your plans... As you say, looks like it won't work this time around. Maybe another time.

Happy sailing!
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Panama to Perth in 2 months can't be done. Could be time for a plan B.
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9000 miles @ 150nm day = 60 days lol! no stops mind you
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I wouldn't try. Maybe Sydney.

It would be about 5 weeks just to Rarotonga without stops.
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last time i went across the pacific,2 years ago we managed 4500m in 37 days in a 33 ft yacht,so in a 53 ft yacht and plenty of fuel for the calms,and good trades it is certainly possable,though unlikely!
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Oh well,we'll just have to disagree. Crossing the Bight East to West in early June - YUK !
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