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Old 02-12-2021, 20:50   #1
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Male 60 sturdy build not tall No major health issues Not a thrill seeker

Have a good deal of experience doing a great many things. Although not meant to be all inclusive, here's a list of skills\talents you could gain by asking me to help crew your boat.

Experience:
Can tie a bowline
Cut bait, rig a line, filet a catch (Did a summer mating in Sheepshead bay)
Cook anything you like (Culinary school graduate and ex NYC chef)
Can use most any tool for repairs or assembly (Homeowner\builder who fixes cars in the yard)
Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Welding, etc...
Cut my sailing teeth on a sunfish at the age of 10
Lifegaurd (long time ago)
First Aid (Long time ago)
Computer and Networking demigod (Yeah, what I do now and for the past 20 years )
Create and repair acrylic dentures (It's a hobby)
Comfortable in front of a crowd (Some stage experience)
Diverse vocabulary (useful for googling things)
Licensed NYS driver (million+ miles under my tires)
Countries visited: Norway, Oman, Nicaragua, Canada
American Citizen with passport
Comprehensive understanding of quantum theoretical physics

Personal:
Middle of the road
Likes to see things through to completion
Believes things can always be made better
Takes ownership of mistakes
Accepting of change when change is the right thing to do
Likes dark beer on special occasion bourbon or bottled wine.

What do I want?
To gain experience
To provide support as needed
To make connections with others
To see things yet to come

Due to my current employment situation, may not be available for very long hauls. Would prefer to plan far in advance.

Thank you for your serious considerations.
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:34   #2
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Re: Throw my hat in to the pot

Hi, I may have missed it (I see a couple of references to NY), but maybe you could post the area where you live / would like to sail. Fair winds.
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:49   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bimpster.
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Old 03-12-2021, 17:26   #4
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Hi, I may have missed it (I see a couple of references to NY), but maybe you could post the area where you live / would like to sail. Fair winds.
Hey there!

I'm open to cruises which might be no longer than 30 days and no shorter than 7.
Location would be determined by host. I'm not overly picky :-)
I currently reside in NYS, but that could change if the opportunity is right.

Like technology, if you see it coming, it's best to plan your migration way in advance.

Have a great day!
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Old 03-12-2021, 17:28   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bimpster.
You're like a legend with a join date like that... I feel honored. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2021, 19:16   #6
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Hi, I may have missed it (I see a couple of references to NY), but maybe you could post the area where you live / would like to sail. Fair winds.
I think perhaps Jamme is pointing out useful advice. It's helpful for those reading your post. Just fill in your profile. It's a big world and this is an international forum.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:10   #7
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Findacrew.net is what you are looking for
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:37   #8
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Re: Throw my hat in to the pot

G'day Bimpster,

I'm not now needing crew, but a hint: please don't throw your hat into the pot, for it will surely clog the damn thing up and aggravate the skipper!

Good luck finding a ride!

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G'day Bimpster,

I'm not now needing crew, but a hint: please don't throw your hat into the pot, for it will surely clog the damn thing up and aggravate the skipper!

Good luck finding a ride!

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You've been in Australia way too long Jim.

Its Wombat stew you are thinking of - where you put a boot in the pot with the wombat. When the boot leather is soft throw out the wombat and eat the boot.

Greetings Bimpster.
Some of us are suffering from whatever the opposite of cabin fever is. Pologies.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:52   #10
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Re: Throw my hat in to the pot

Before buying my boat I used a couple different crew finder sites. crewbay.com comes to mind. I was more goal oriented. I figured out where I wanted to sail, and looked for boats that wanted crew.
I wanted to sail in the Caribbean. Found a skipper who sailed up and down the eastern Caribbean. I did 2 sails with him. Each was a little over 2 weeks.
My big sail was a trans Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Antigua. A 3 week sail, plus some time on each end. Just under 4 weeks total. Getting to Gran Canaria from the US was an adventure in itself.


If you're not picky. Search the sites for boats looking for crew.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:29   #11
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I messaged you!
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Old 04-12-2021, 15:08   #12
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You've been in Australia way too long Jim.

Its Wombat stew you are thinking of - where you put a boot in the pot with the wombat. When the boot leather is soft throw out the wombat and eat the boot.

Greetings Bimpster.
Some of us are suffering from whatever the opposite of cabin fever is. Pologies.
No pologies needed.

Now whenever someone googles "Throw my hat into the pot" they'll forever see my post :-)

I've been on "lock-down" since March of 20. As have I'm sure a good many people browsing. Cabin fever is a friend of mine... lol

I'm grateful for the advice about the stew. I have a recipe for burgoo that's outstanding (In a field some place).

Y'all been very welcoming and helpful.
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Re: Throw my hat in to the pot

Hello,

I think I may have a position to help as delivery crew that would interest you.
This would be on a 2018 Jeanneau 51’ with a very experienced crew.
Early March 2022 for approx 3 weeks.
Curacao thru the Panama Canal to Costa Rica.

Please reply to Kevin Horne email address: kevinhorne55@gmail.com
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