Originally Posted by apparentwind87
Hi Im wanting to crew from Darwin into Indonesia in the near future and had some questions. Whats the easiest way for me to get all my visa things sorted so I could jump on a boat if I find someone wanting crew last minute. Do i really have to be on someones crewlist (which i heard takes 6-8 weeks) or is it simply a small fine( or tip) in Indo to take care of this. Cant I get a 30 day visa on arrival. I want to figure out if theirs anything I can do to make it as easy as possible for someone to take me on without much hassle. Ideally id like to do another two months work before crewing north. Whats the likelihood of me finding someone this late in the season. Plenty of experience willing to share costs, anyone heading north in Oct? Nov? thanks.
Gooday 'Joe' - Plenty of experience - yea right - experience in what - getting youself thrown in jail in SE Asia ??? If you treat Asian countries with the 'attitude' you've expressed here - you'll find that after they take all you money - official papers - passport (& sell it to the highest bidder - off the notice board in the local police station) & then put you in jail for a few years - you then might have time to think that your ideas of breaking local & foreign countries laws - was not all that smart - afterall.
You want all the 'good-oil' info about how to do all that - passport visa stuff - then go to the Fannie Bay Yacht Club. They know all about those requirements as they stage several races up into SE Asia starting in Darwin.
I'd keep your 'attitude' under wraps though, cause the blokes at Fannie Bay - wont be all that impressed with it & neither will the Officials at the Clubs in Darwin nor the Australian Officials - for that matter.
I'm leaving for SE Asia within the next year & will be requiring experienced crew with fast multihull knowledge - when I get up to Darwin & get the boat ready to cruise in SE Asia but with your 'attitude' you can count on me keeping my distance from the danger that you would bring to my yacht, my plans & my freedom. Good luck - you're going to need all you can get. Ciao, james