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Old 26-02-2020, 13:16   #241
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Re: Checklist For Voluntary Crew

In cold water 1 Gumby Suit, 1 Spinlock Deck Vest with lifeline, 1 EPIRB, 1 Garmin InReach Satphone (If the EPIRB doesn't work you can always call home from the water), 1 Package of Pencil Flares and smoke, Signal Mirror, Whistle, Strobe, 1 waterproof VHF-FM. If that wont get you home nothing will. Remember the longest range Helo is 300 miles out on fumes and there aren't many of them around.
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Old 26-02-2020, 13:28   #242
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If you were looking to crew on a sailboat for open ocean passages, what would be on your safety checklist as you decide whether a particular yacht was a safe bet? What questions would you ask the skipper? Also interested in the flip, what would you look for or ask of your crew?
No dope head shipmates

No alternative lifestyle shipmates

Convince yourself the the owner knows what he is doing . Ask to see his logbook

The yacht should be in first class condition,

You should arrive a minimum of one week ahead of departure so that you and your shipmates can go over the yacht and inspect all storage yacht systems , operators manuals ,....,,

If you are sailing west across the Atlantic choose a boat with superior downwind performance

The boat should have a leeward berth for all offwatch crew ...avoid overcrowded boats

On arrival at your final destination your job is to clean up the yacht then get the hell off.,. The yacht must pay for your onward transportation, repatriation
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Old 26-02-2020, 15:46   #243
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Voluntary Crew Pensacola to BVI March

Freedom 40 being sailed to Tortola from Pensacola, Florida in March 2020.
Very experienced Skipper is looking for 2 shipmates for the ride & learning experience. Your expenses, food, etc. including the flight back to Florida will be included.


Plan is to leave Pensacola, sail non-stop to Marathon, fuel up and east through the Bahama Channel. Maybe stop in Puerto Rico for fuel & food, then on to the BVI.


This is an opportunity to gain some sailing experience with a experienced Skipper on a well found boat.



Reply or PM for address, details & _____?
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Old 29-02-2020, 07:36   #244
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Re: Checklist For Voluntary Crew

Still need one crew member. Plan on leaving March 5 or 6 depending on WX.
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Also, is it offensive to ask for sailing log and about througholes and haulouts? In my case, I have never kept a log book, but I don't have that many miles to log, either. If someone asked about that it would not bother me just to tell the truth. If I were going to crew for someone else, should I ask? If they don't have a log book, what does that mean? If they have no maintenance log, what does that mean? I have never been great at keeping receipts and the like.
No log

This means you are not keeping a bilge water watch

This means that crew can not determine a typical
Days run mileage

This means that the crew canít determine if your are conservative and tuck the reef in before the gale

This means that crew canít determine reliability Whether you can get across the ocean without breakdown

Donít underestimate the value of the ships log
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Re: Checklist For Voluntary Crew

Hi,
For me I be more caution before I jump in a yacht for long passage in these cases :
1. Old yacht for delivery.
2. charter yacht for long passage.
3. Female skipper for long passage, with my full respect and love for the women's.
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