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Old 16-05-2020, 10:44   #16
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Re: Hey skipper, wanna sail?

It just sounds like he is looking for someone experienced. I would caution him about believing someone's experience, how do you vet that?
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Old 16-05-2020, 11:08   #17
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Re: Hey skipper, wanna sail?

I am a licensed mariner and charter boat owner with Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean experience, including the run from Grand Bahama to Key West to Galveston, which is about what your are describing.

I charge by the word. You took 842 words to described yourself and your ideal boat xxxxx, a word that fortunately is not used around the yard anymore.

At $10 a word for my services and $5 a word for one competent crew person (essential) would be $12,630 in advance, plus all travel, meal and incidental expenses for my crew and myself. Perhaps two crew would be needed as you do not sound competent to do a four-hour night watch in Gulf Stream or Gulf of Mexico traffic.
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Old 16-05-2020, 11:49   #18
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Very correct indeed. I’m dumb because not long ago I realized the Bahamas belong to the North Atlantic and not the Caribbean as I thought for years......
Well since it's time for true confessions, I still considered the Bahamas in the Caribbean even after spending a few years cruising the Bahamas and later the actual Caribbean.
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Old 16-05-2020, 11:52   #19
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Re: Hey skipper, wanna sail?

[QUOTE= Perhaps two crew would be needed as you do not sound competent to do a four-hour night watch in Gulf Stream or Gulf of Mexico traffic.[/QUOTE]


I got the impression that he was going to coastal cruise his way to Texas. Plenty of nice spots along the shoreline of Florida to put in for a recess.


Certainly not safe doing the Gulf crossing with two crew.
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Re: Hey skipper, wanna sail?

Well, from my experience, a new to me "ready to go" boat will take at least 4-6 weeks to get ready for this adventure. And since you have no experience, add another 4-6 weeks to get ready.

I'm not kidding, and I agree you are better off hiring a proven Captain that will teach along the way. A 3-4 week transit time is very optimistic in my opinion, I just did the NJ to FLA run using both offshore and ICW last year, only Nov. through March, only two stops for repairs, each took a week to resolve & get going again. And nice to good Wx all the way, except cold, so cold we woke up to icy decks three times!

BTW, what kind of boat & age & how long since it was last cruised for a week or more?

Best of luck & I encourage you to write about your adventure, as I'm sure it will a good one.

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Oh, and be sure to take as many crew as you can, you'll need them.
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Old 16-05-2020, 13:57   #21
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I'm always surprised by those who consider that the South Atlantic is north of Florida or anywhere other than the southern hemisphere.
The South Atlantic in this post should be referred to as "The South Atlantic US States". So this has nothing to do with the Atlantic Ocean on the southern hemisphere. The South Atlantic United States form one of the nine Census Bureau Divisions within the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Atlantic_states
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Starting from the South Atlantic Coast traveling south down the Florida coast then through the keys, up and across the gulf coast back to Texas.
Polyxena,

Welcome to this forum.

As you know, the hurricane season is just beginning. It sounds like a few people are cautioning you to think things through.
The lion's share of good seamanship is in being prepared.

Also, consider the Intracoastal Waterways. You might be able to go through Florida and enter the Gulf at Fort Meyers. And then enter the south waterways near Panama City and follow that waterway to Aransas Pass or Galvaston.

You understand your situation better than anyone else. The choices are yours to make.
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Old 16-05-2020, 17:37   #23
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Re: Hey skipper, wanna sail?

Well there are a few bits of good advice here plus a lot of thread drift about the location of the Atlantic Ocean. The op sounds like a bright but inexperienced chap, yes, he must vet the person he chooses to Captain his boat. That means a few short sails to sound things out. I have got to think there are some competent sailors out there who would enjoy such an experience. On a boat that size three or four people would be ideal. Wisely choose your people and also wisely choose your weather windows. Good luck.
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Certainly not safe doing the Gulf crossing with two crew.
Why not? If experienced I don't understand the problem.
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Hilarious!!

The problem with the formula is I suspect the ‘guest’ skipper will feel the need to resort to drugs but not allowed to bring any
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First caveat: Not looking to hire a professional captain whose business is running vessels and is seeking his or her next paycheck.

The person I'm looking for is someone who wants to share an experience sailing a cool vessel that neither of us have been on and is looking forward to doing what is necessary to make the adventure a success.

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You MUST be able to manage sails and navigate a 42' ketch from the South Atlantic coast, Georgia area, to Texas.

Looking for someone who has a solid understanding of the fundamentals, rigging, how to raise, reef, manage all sails and lines.

Someone who can help me get the vessel to Texas successfully and I'll learn while helping. I've never been on a sail boat, so a skipper who can communicate and operate it while teaching without killing us is what's needed. Not so concerned about credentials or having 'x' years of experience so much as the person being competent and knowing what they are doing to maintain a level of safety.

I get along with most people, those who are polite and reliable are most definitely preferred.
Myself, I'm a male in my mid 30's; now whether the skipper is male or female, younger or older than myself, I will maintain a friendly and professional attitude irregardless and would like the other person to as well.

Second caveat: Not interested in traveling with anyone who will cause a dangerous situation or who uses drugs.

Regarding the planning of the acquisition of this vessel and journey of this vessel, I typically like to do things the best way possible and be a perfectionist, but the time constraint is real and this may not be without unforeseen delays or surprises, but nothing that cannot be managed.
There will most certainly be some unknowns and things to solve, but I'm looking for someone who understands that and is willing to forge ahead with me.
What I really need is for someone to show up who can run a boat.. I'll cover the cost of your lodging until we verify the bilge functions, radio, nav equipment and other systems check out (it's all about 2008-2010 electronics) provision the boat and leave. I'll also cover all costs associated with the journey, including the persons travel back home. Again, not looking to simply hire a professional captain but rather someone interested in a spontaneous adventure. If you happen to also be a professional captain by all means, you are welcome also.


There may be future sailing opportunities in much more beautiful areas, provided we can get along for future trips.
This will probably depend on the other person as I'm easy to get along with and reliable. A certain trust between us will need to be established and we will need to be able to rely on each other. I've got a clean background and will expect the other person to also, don't want to be associated with anyone who has been in and out of jail, involved with drugs, or someone who thinks it will be fun to operate a boat without knowing how.

Hoping to get some assistance from someone who has some extra time and wants to meet a new friend with whom they can get to know a vessel with and make a fun and memorable experience. It's an opportunity to go sailing for without having to pay for expenses.


Boats is going to get new batteries when I get there, freshwater tank filled up, fuel tank filled with diesel, full systems and instrument check, provisioned with lots of drinking water and our food, plunk and go. If I cannot make local contacts to assist us during that time I'll simply rent a car or use local transport so that we can get to a Walmart, pick up some new deep cycle batteries, get maintenance items for the engine so that I know 100% the oil and filter is fresh, fuel/water separator has been replaced, that way we don't have engine problems while motorized or run into a problem with unknown batteries.
I have experience working as a mechanic and will do the work so that when we leave the engine is reliable and the maintenance is fresh. It will take approximately two days to do the maintenance, I figure I'll have to run back to a store for something that's how things go.
While I work on the mechanical you can figure out getting the electronics programmed, check the lines and rigging, then we will get the boat provisioned.
I am also good with electronics and would like to learn how to operate the navigational equipment.

Please contact me with some basic details about yourself and your experience if interested.

Third caveat: I'm here to make plans, here to be productive; please reply only if you have something positive to add or have interest in showing up and being the skipper on this vessel.

Thank you, hopefully I can find someone soon, I've got about a week to do so.
I live in Jacksonville. Let me know how to get in touch with you. I have some ideas you might explore. Dave@blu-h2o.com
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Hilarious!!

The problem with the formula is I suspect the ‘guest’ skipper will feel the need to resort to drugs but not allowed to bring any
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A bit snarky, would you resort to drugs under stress ?
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Re: Hey skipper, wanna sail?

Adventures are big fun, but this one seems stacked with too many caveats from the get-go.

If anything happened - damage or loss of boat being the least of those - there could be a lifetime of lawsuits resulting.

I doubt I could spend more than a couple days aboard with the OP, if he's half as insufferable as the post suggests.
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Certainly not safe doing the Gulf crossing with two crew.

My 1st Ocean sail was Samoa to Vanuatu . 12 day passage , only 2 of us

6 Hour watches . I remember sailing pass Fiji , wishing we could call in for a Rest !
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Certainly not safe doing the Gulf crossing with two crew.


Paint me irresponsible then.
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