Originally Posted by EmberJasper
family emergency need to get home to Maui!
speak human and doggo
newish to the sea, but have traveled the country so much all the land is a blurry blobb and couldn't guess how many miles. after 8yrs can imagine its in the hundreds of thousands. Jasper and I love to sk8. so that is how we travel. been looking into boats and sailing for some time now. Like with most emergencies can't be planned. still have to be more persistent as now its no longer a dream to sail home, its urgent I get there.
ps If I was meant to fly God would have given me wings and called me a bird....
Howdy. Welcome Aboard CF!
I see you are new to CF.
Here are a few friendly suggestions that may help you get a ride to Hawaii
1. Post a better description of yourself. Include your sex (m/f), age, and details about where or what sailing experience and training you currently have.
2. It appears you have a dog (Jasper) traveling with you. Make that clear in your description. Describe the dog size, age, and behavior. You should realize that dogs
usually take careful "acclimatization" to a boat
on the water
, and some do not take to the water
(on a boat) well. It can be very difficult for some dogs
, who do not enjoy the movement, and may have difficulty having bowel movements while the boat
is moving. In short, this could mean the dog would suffer while on the boat. This could be a very significant issue if you intend to take a dog on a voyage across the Pacific, where the expectation is that it may be 21 days or more before reaching land. Consider carefully if you want to put Jasper through that.
In addition, having a dog on a boat can be messy, even if they do poop and pee while aboard. This could cause difficulties with the owner of the boat. Especially if the dog decides to do their elimination inside the boat.
3. Post some photos of yourself and your dog. Photos help others get a sense of you. This could work
to your benefit. Show your physical fitness (something important for crew).
4. Indicate if you are willing to share expenses (pay for food
and pay something for the passage).
5. Indicate if you are "drug free" as this is a concern of boat owners. Illegal Drugs on a boat is a big liability for a boat owner, and the legality may differ from state to state, so where you are (Oregon?) may not be an issue as much as other places, but it may concern the owner. Even marijuana can cause problems with the USCG, so it is best to be completely "drug free" if you want to crew for others.
6. Provide references
Good luck on your travels, and I hope this helps you and others.