Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > The Poop Deck
Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-15-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2
Send a message via AIM to 65x55BPD
Default green

i dont know if this is the right thread to post but here it goes. i am 19 years old and in northern NY. i have no sailing experience and havent been on any vessels in the ocean. i am looking to get on a crew somehow. i just want to know the best way to go about this. the hard work isnt going to be anything new, ive worked on farms all my life and im doing grunt work for a logging company. any advise is apprecitated.

65x55BPD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4

start by working for sea time and learn your knots

spencerDbishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 02:32 PM   #3
Nausikaa's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,619

Take the first opportunity you are offered to go to sea, even for a short trip, to find out if you either get seasick or are scared of the sea. If you do then think of taking up bird watching or some other activity.

I know this sounds flipant but there is no point in investing a lot of time and money just to find out later on that you are not suitable. Don't worry about a little seasickness though - almost all of us end up looking for 'Hughy' one time or another. I have spent 40 years at sea (off and on) and still get seasick in bad weather. It is the chronic sufferer from seasickness who should stay ashore.

Incidentaly, you know that there are three degrees of seasickness:

1 - When you think you are going to die

2 - When you want to die

3 - When you realise you are not going to die.

Been there, done that and the t-shirt has since been washed [xx(]

Anyway - good luck with you aspirations // Skipper, Yachtr Nausikaa
Yacht NAUSIKAA | Call Sign: 2AJH2



= Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania
Nausikaa is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking For Experience --Green owenscott Crew Positions Wanted 0 10-19-2011 04:46 PM
Green Fuzz... canuckiwis General Cruising Forum 0 12-28-2009 07:54 PM
Mr. Green calvarez The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 0 10-10-2008 02:16 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0