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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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Still need one crew member. Plan on leaving March 5 or 6 depending on WX.
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Old 29-02-2020, 09:26   #245
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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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Old 12-03-2020, 02:36   #246
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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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Old 19-04-2020, 12:30   #247
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Way to go
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Old 19-04-2020, 16:37   #248
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We women skippers appreciate the full love and respect - believe me, it's rare.
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Old 20-05-2020, 02:01   #249
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Frankly when looking for crew I have found very few honest applicants. They either overstate their experience or have habits that are not compatible with Law Enforcement Agencies. I won't risk my boat for their habits.

Inversely if I ask someone to join me they are welcome to ask me about my experience. I would automatically provide them with the "Notebook" that outlines how the boat is run, watches, sanitation, cooking etc. The book also contains man overboard, sinking, lift raft deployment and donning survival suits and every contingency I can think of that happens on cruises.
I would pay for them to take a first aid refresher course out of pocket.
They would be provided with a detailed list of equipment available including the 2 epirbs and instructed on all communications systems.
Essentially they are gambling I am a skipper of worth who knows that the safety of the crew is paramount. My investment into my boat provides the physical net they need to sign on and have a great time knowing that the Captain of the boat has their back. They are welcome to talk to the Marina people or the yard people or anyone. You have to have trust. Both ways.
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Old 27-06-2020, 19:17   #250
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I saw a video of a guys trip to Pitcairn that sounded a lot like this. Notes taken: Check out the capt- I've been doing media searches and boat searches. You never know what you are getting into for sure, but we are all in this for the adventure right?
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Old 17-09-2020, 00:55   #252
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The first thing I would do as I was approaching the vessel was it's outward appearance I would be judging that, then as I got on I would be looking at the equipment in the machinery, looking for any fraye lines, any leaking hoses hydraulic, and water, I would be looking for safety equipment, the general outward appearance on Deck, the clean house is a safe house, my head would be on a swivel like a turkey, and as for the crew I'll be looking for anyone that look like a crackhead, they're the first to get you hurt, I don't have a lot of experience but I do have a lot of experience around equipment motors electric diesel you name it I most likely have fixed it, what I mean is that I don't have that many miles on the water but I have many hours around equipment cranes dozers etc I work heavy equipment most of my life, safety there is not much different and safety any place else I've been a mile underground and tunneled out underneath lake Michigan for a mile chasing a mole, there's not much more of a dangerous job than that, I am looking to expand my knowledge, and it's like I've never been on water before I've had a 15x54 foot houseboat with two 160 horse Mercury inboard outboards I've learned how to maneuver that quite well, and last but not least I would be looking at the safety equipment on board or just in case we were no longer on board life rafts, strobe lights VHF handheld radios, before I went anywhere I'd have to have myself satisfied in my mind before I crossed any ocean.
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