Originally Posted by Kalle Wirsch
my man said the same thing, but what good is a crew member
that … can’t reliably help. No? Please correct me if I’m wrong…
Ok, you're wrong!
It is not uncommon for boats to take on inexperienced crew. Inexperienced crew can still stand watch (with a little training), pull a line, help clean, help repair, help lift
, help cook...
Also, no one was born experienced, we all learned somehow...owners may take you on to essentially "pay it back".
Sailors are generally pretty social so find out where they hang out near you, show up, and make some friends...eventually someone wil offer to take you sailing.
And re "no experience", while you may have no experience outside of training
, you do have training
. To complete 104 you first had to complete 101 and 103. So youve got the basics. At this poing your basic sailing skills should be OK and, from 104, you should know something about living aboard
a boat and boat systems. So...dont sell yourself short. Lots of crew get taken on who know a lot less than you do!
With this training and a little coaching on the specific boat you CAN "reliably help"! Catamarans are not THAT different.
There is also 114, which is catamaran specific.
Bottom line: your training is relevant, just get out there and meet sailors. And yes, post as crew!