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Old 12-16-2008, 08:12 PM   #15
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Hi jenkcos!!

My name is Brian and I am a 23 year old male currently backpacking through central america (Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama). I would love to meet up with you in Panama for your westward leg in March. I already have plans on being in Panama and walking the docks looking for a passage such as yours!

I am a college graduate (University of San Diego) and bilingual in English and Spanish. I have owned small sunfish and catamarans in the past and have loved to sail for nearly 10 years. My only blue water experience has been aboard a 32´Catalina on weekend excursions out of San Diego. What I lack in experience, I make up for in enthusiasm to learn and live and experience all life has to offer. I am willing to participate in all aspects of crewing (cooking, cleaning, watches etc.) and am drug/smoke/and alcohol free. I have a first aid/CPR certification that is current.

I am an avid photographer traveling with a SLR that will document your trip beautifully. Contributions towards food are not a problem at all. I am an avid surfer, snorkeler, reader, learner and explorer that is looking to share in your awesome experience!

Looking forward to hearing from you!



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Old 12-18-2008, 06:28 PM   #16
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Good morning;

Just now found your crew wanted posting and would like to throw my hat into the ring. My qualifications are:
  • 19 years sailing in the Great Lakes. Currently cruise extensively on restored 35' sloop, mostly single handed.
  • Numerous ocean passages including one Pacific crossing as Second Mate, two Pacific crossings as First Mate, a Caribbean delivery as First Mate, and an Atlantic crossing. All passages on yachts over 45'. Reference letter attached.
  • Past "Sailing & Safety at Sea" Instructor for the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets.
  • Excellent watch standing, navigating, sail trim, and yacht management skills.
  • Skilled ships systems and diesel mechanic.
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, and scuba.
  • Speak Spanish & Polish
  • Extensive world travel in business and sailing
  • Young 53 years old. Excellent health. Non smoker, exercise daily. Photo attached
  • Married (35 years), 2 grown children; son is Naval officer (Lt.Commander); daughter is financial analyst in D.C.
  • Well read, good conversationalist, easy going, & passable cook
For past passages the owners & I have always met first to ensure compatibility. I can travel to meet you wherever you are at the appropriate time.

Best regards,

Al Lankford

1523 Avondale Drive

Green Bay WI 54313


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Old 12-22-2008, 01:13 AM   #17
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Greetings and Merry Christmas "Jenkcos",

Your proposed passage sounds fasinating. My goal is a circumnavigation and this would fit right in. I would like to be considered for a crew position.

My credentials:

- Until 3 years ago I owned a Hunter Passage 450 - "Mystique II" (my business needed the capital)

- Knowledge of all vessel systems; engine, other mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sail, rigging, coastal navigation (limited bluewater)

- Canadian Yachting Association Advanced Cruising certified

- SCUBA - PADI Advanced Open Water, Nitrox etc.

- Education Director for the Bluewater Cruising Association Calgary Chapter (set up courses for Diesel Engine Maintenance, Electrical Systems and Troubleshooting, Ham Radio)

I am 59, fit and in good health easy going and a capable sailor.

I can join you on or before Panama.



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Old 12-31-2008, 04:57 PM   #18
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Ahoy there,

I am interested in participating in your voyage. I just finished a voyage from Santa Cruz, CA to Mahahual, Mexico, near Cancun, and I want to keep cruising. If you're interested, you can see the route here: sailust.com/route/. The boat was a 55' sailing catamaran. As you can see, I've been through the canal, so I can help with that.

To view my sailing experience before this voyage (which pales in comparison), please see seanconaty.com/sailing/. It's mostly day and bay sailing on smaller monohulls.

In addition to my sailing experience, I'm a pretty decent cook and can help with any other cleaning or maintenance chores on the boat.

I'm available for the whole voyage and would prefer to crew for the whole voyage.

Person-wise, I'm male, 26 years old. 6'2" 220lbs. Californian. I've attached a humorous photo of myself.

I realize that this is a short introduction. I just wanted to start a line of communication to see if you're at all interested. I can provide more information later.



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Old 01-12-2009, 05:26 PM   #19
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We are Chris Celiceo from San Diego and Jenifer Cowles from Georgia. We both have been living and working in Costa Rica the last 10 years. We are both ocean lovers, surfers, swimmers, and spend all our time in and around the ocean. We are fluent in spanish, cpr and first aid certified.

Chris has years of experience on sport fishing boats in both San Diego and Costa Rica. Jenifer has spent 7 days assisting a sailboat charter from Colombia to Panama. We both spent one week together on a Trimeran last year through Christmas. We would like to get some serious sailing under our belts.

We both cook and clean and can stand watch with some instruction.

Jenifer is a professional massage therapist and yoga teacher. I love kids and would be very happy to take on babysitting duties. I have a 4 and 2 year old niece and nephew. I can offer a child intelligent and stimulating companionship.

Chris is mechanically inclined, handy, and a problem solver. Great with fishing equiptment, catching, and repair.

We are both enthusiastic and hard-working.

We would like to be aboard with people who love what they do.

Hope to hear from you.

Chris and Jen


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Old 01-29-2009, 04:46 AM   #20
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Hi, If you need more crew let me know. kel_murray@hotmail.com

I have sailed Panama to Galapagos before.

Regards, Kel.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:15 PM   #21
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I am a 63-y-o fit (retired) hematology professor whithout any sailing experience what-so-ever. I would like to join you from Tahiti to Tonga/Fiji in the Autumn. Need to cross the 155 W longitude by sea. Good luck and best wishes, jussi (draatosathotmailpointcom)
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #22
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hi, i see there are a ton of responses to this post, but if you are still looking for someone, let me know and i can give you some more information about myself. i am currently traveling and studying in central america so it would be no problem for me to meet up with you. thanks! ChannelZ28@gmail.com

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Old 02-22-2009, 06:24 AM   #23
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Hi Jenkcos.

My name is Adam and I would like to chat and introduce myself. Your trip sounds like a really fun experience, and I would like to ask a few questions. Im a 23 year old from New York, I just graduated from college last may and now I am thinking about learning how to sail and see how far around the world I can get. It is a life goal, and I want to start checking them off my list of things to do before I die.

Anyways It would be great talking to you and chatting about the trip and sailing in general. I hope I hear back from you. You can e-mail me at AdamGardner18@yahoo.com

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Old 02-23-2009, 03:22 PM   #24
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Hello there

My name Is Mar and I´m a underwater camera and documentary film director

The tryp sounds amazing and if you need a great female, charming, good cook with a huge sailing experience, tell me more about you and the boat.


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Old 02-24-2009, 01:38 PM   #25
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Yes, I would be interested in crewing on your boat.

I am a very capable and easy going. I can get along with a wide variety of folks and have lots of worldly experience. I am equally comfortable cranking up for fun or spending quiet time enjoying the sites. Since I have spent a lot of time on extended boat vacations I fully understand the close quarters and value the right personalities.

While my sailing experience is not extensive, I have taken ASA sailing courses, 101 through 104. I am also an instrument rated private pilot, a avid white water kayaker, advanced scuba diver, and mountain biker so honing my sailing skills should come pretty quick.

I enjoy hard work, am a great cook, and can fix anything. Repairing boat systems are a breeze as I have owned a 60’ house boat for many years and have personally updated /maintained the electrical, plumbing and propulsion systems. My experience as a custom home builder should come in handy as my carpentry skills are superb.

I am looking for some real blue water sailing, a competent captain, a seaworthy vessel and some off the beaten path adventure. I would also prefer a private cabin and for the boat to be somewhat clean.


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Old 02-24-2009, 10:44 PM   #26
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My name is Kip and my traveling partner and dedicated spouse´s name is Michele. We are currently in Mexico and we are making our way south. We are hoping to hop on a boat from somewhere in central america. I am 23 and Michele is 25. Niether of us have much sailing experience, but we are eager to learn. We speak french english and spanish. We love to cook and have a lot of experience with communal living. We would love to make it all the way to Australia with you if at all possible. Check out some photos from our travels at my flickr website if you want http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiply. We are both able bodied healthy and hard working. Your plans sound amazing and we would love to share them with you!
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:31 AM   #27
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Thanks everybody for your posts. We have had to cancel our plans due to unforseen circumstances. We are going to try to reschedule for next year.

Thanks again
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