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Crew Question #30163
11/18/2014 11:47 PM
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jbuch02 Offline OP
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I've booked a Beneteau 41 for a 14d, end of July, 2015 charter out of Tortola. There will be two couples aboard (two guys, two gals). All of us are fit and still agile but on the well worn side of 70.

I'm fully capable of fulfilling the duties of captain. I'm also capable of single handling this particular boat though I don't want to do that. Having piloting, helming and general safety and engineering responsibilities is quite enough. The three others have varying degrees of boat skills from lots of power boat skills to, I'm here, bring me a beer. All of us have sailed at one time or another. Myself, extensively and I own my own boat now.

This will be my second charter in the BVI; made it through the first with nary a ding on the hull or the keel, fixing anything and everything that failed without a single call to the charter base. Don't need a cook but have thought about it and that skill might be nice but not necessary.

What we need is a young strapping lad (or gal) that can crew. This would include setting the main/head-sail, cranking the winches, picking up mooring balls, setting dock lines and doing the various chores that good crew members do. Noting demeaning; not to be confused with serving our every whim. All of us are pretty self sufficient, kind and would treat said crew like family, splitting up the usual lousy details (e.g., garbage runs) among all five of us. We have a spare cabin as this is a three cabin version. Obviously, this is a paid position for the right person. You're basically going sailing with a group of very nice, interesting people for 2 weeks and getting paid for it.

Thoughts on this? Ideas?

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Re: Crew Question [Re: jbuch02] #30164
11/18/2014 11:58 PM
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You don't need a young crewman. You just need an electric winch! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Crew Question [Re: jbuch02] #30165
11/19/2014 12:47 AM
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I am sure we will be planning a June/July family charter at that time, but if I had the time I would surely send you my resume! I like trash runs and I love to cook! This kind of crew offer should be attractive to someone here? or someone they know! You asked for thoughts...If possible I guess I would want to meet face to face with a crew member for a 14 day charter or at minimum have some great references. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Crew Question [Re: BEERMAN] #30166
11/19/2014 01:25 AM
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Wish I could do it, but already strapped for vacation time from work >.<

Re: Crew Question [Re: Kryssa] #30167
11/19/2014 09:58 AM
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I call them daughters! Maybe Capt. Jay or Kimber know somebody looking for sea service time?

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Crew Question [Re: RickG] #30168
11/19/2014 10:03 AM
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Daughters are booked! I'd take any of them in a minute.

Thanks for your responses. I'll try to keep this on the front page for a couple of days.

BTW, dates are 7/18 - 8/01. Itinerary includes St. John on the front end and Leverick Bay/Anagada somewhere in there.

Re: Crew Question [Re: jbuch02] #30169
11/19/2014 10:07 AM
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Cool, we'll be down the exact same dates, swapping crews in St. Thomas at the mid-point.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Crew Question [Re: jbuch02] #30170
11/19/2014 10:19 AM
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I would be interested in discussing this opportunity with you.

Re: Crew Question [Re: sailor62] #30171
11/19/2014 01:51 PM
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Sailor62, send me an email at jbuch002@gmail.com or PM me here. email preferred.

Re: Crew Question [Re: jbuch02] #30172
11/19/2014 02:41 PM
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Re: Crew Question [Re: TackingAg] #30173
11/19/2014 02:44 PM
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two weeks on the boat and pay???? wow!!! I'd go for two weeks on the boat, food and drinks without pay.

Re: Crew Question [Re: TackingAg] #30174
11/19/2014 03:12 PM
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I personally wouldn't be broadcasting that here. Paid crew on a BVI boat technically needs a work permit.

Re: Crew Question [Re: tradewinds] #30175
11/19/2014 05:54 PM
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Most charter companies have crew resources that they can call on. I suggest that you ask them.


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Re: Crew Question [Re: tradewinds] #30176
11/19/2014 06:43 PM
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I personally wouldn't be broadcasting that here. Paid crew on a BVI boat technically needs a work permit.


Thanks ..... and correction. This is not technically a paid position in the standard sense of that term. If still interested, PM or email to discuss.

Re: Crew Question [Re: mdoyle9999] #30177
11/19/2014 06:45 PM
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mdoyle9999 said:
Most charter companies have crew resources that they can call on. I suggest that you ask them.


Thanks, appreciated. I will do that.

Re: Crew Question [Re: jbuch02] #30178
11/19/2014 09:09 PM
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I sent you an e-mail as well....

Re: Crew Question [Re: camelot] #30179
11/19/2014 09:56 PM
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Didn't get it.

jbuch002@gmail.com or PM me with your email address.

Re: Crew Question [Re: TackingAg] #30180
11/21/2014 12:00 PM
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Surprisingly, I've received multiple offers to crew from all over the world. Very impressive sailing resumes as well.

Suggests this board is very popular and looked at a lot by interested parties all over the world!

If you still want to throw your hat in the ring, feel free. I won't be deciding on how this goes until late January, early February or so.

I respect that there are locals who peruse this board, have BVI work permits and might want to provide paid/or unpaid (in traditional terms) crew services. If you are so inclined, shoot me an email. Again:

[email]jbuch002@gmail.com.[/email]

Re: Crew Question [Re: TackingAg] #30181
11/23/2014 08:04 AM
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PM me. I have several options for you.
Cheers,
Russell.

Re: Crew Question [Re: TackingAg] #30182
11/23/2014 10:41 AM
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You can email me at letsgosailing.ca@gmail.com
I will be int he BVI at that time, and am available.
I hold a 200 ton captains license, and very familiar with the BVI cruising waters. Cheers, Russell.

Re: Crew Question [Re: TackingAg] #30183
01/18/2015 02:21 PM
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What a great opportunity. I am forwarding your posting and email address to my 20 year old Godson, an incredibly capable and experienced small and blue water sailor, responsible individual and super personable and fun to have around.

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Re: Crew Question [Re: Thistle] #30184
01/19/2015 12:11 AM
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Thanks, Thistle.

Already Arranged for a local with a Captain's license.

Paid a little more but did not like tampering with the unwritten rules. Besides, keeps money locally.

Last edited by jbuch02; 01/19/2015 12:11 AM.

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