|ID: 350 ||Title: Why do we take crew? ||Replies: 1 ||Read: 299 ||Author: 2 |
|Name: Mrjinge Posts: 7 ** Vancouver Time: 2006-5-26_5:26:8||
|Tom please excuse the alias, however I am writing to ask why there are so many people trying to go
cruising or yachting thinking they are doing us owners a big favour. They expect because we own a
yacht and can retire that we seem to have a bottomless pit of money. I worked hard all my life
and sold up to go cruising around the world, I obtained my masters ticket, by paying to go on
courses and spending money paying to go on other peoples yachts, $200 for 4 days on average. I then
laid out $250,000 buying the boat, pay $1500 per year insurance, $3000 for a years mooring,
and over$1000 in general running costs not including gas.
I feel slightly annoyed when I read ads for crew seeking boats that read:- "I am 22 years old, never
been to sea looking for a job as deckhand but I haven't got a clue which rope is which. I don't
know a head from a halyard, but I require payment and travelling expenses".
Not on this website so often, but absolutely rife on "Find a crew", so please tell me am I the
only one who thinks that we are ones being taken for a ride? I can understand that some females
are prepared to give favors in exchange for being kept in board and lodging but why do we
keep getting older guys who want to 'bum' around the world at other peoples expense.
We keep getting told that $15 a day is the going rate, have you tried getting a room anywhere
for that sort of cash. A shed out in the yard possibly but not a yacht! We don't need crew but like
to share and meet people, but, not to have to pay for the priveledge.
All the above and not even a hint on security, how do we know if we taking an axe murderer aboard?
After all if we get thrown overboard, 'The skipper had a nasty accident and fell over in the middle
of the night", is all it takes.
Anybody else got any views?|
|Name: George Posts: 3 Vancouver Time: 2010-4-11_12:33:25||
|I completely understand where you are coming from. However I am on the flip side. I am young (only worked in finance for two years) and hated it. So I want to learn how to sail, get into it and make a career of it. However I am almost clueless as to where to start. And prior to investing in classes I'd like to work or help out on a boat. I am willing to fly anywhere in the world and essentially be someone's bitch on boat (in regards to WORK and learning). I think some people think the owners are all millionaires on super yachts which is a whole different ball game. Anyways just wanted to say not all the noobie crew members have the entitlement attitude. Also some of the younger generations are referred to as the entitlement generation because they think they're entitlt ed to everything which might be where some of that attitude you recieve comes from. Just my thoughts. If you need some crew let me know! Lol