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How do you define Good Crew?

stayoutofthemiddle

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This topic should bring out some interesting, humorous, and insightful comments...

How do you define Good Crew??

I'm sure there will be comments across the spectrum ranging from...

"A Good Crew is that guy from work I invited on a Wed Night 20 yrs ago who still shows up reliably every week and brings beer and trims the guy." ----- PHRF Boat Answer

"A Good Crew is a junior sailor who raced in college then transitioned to the big boat scene and has done every position bow to stern" --- OD Answer

 

kent_island_sailor

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Attitude.

We had a never-before-on-a-sailboat girl with us *during a hurricane*. Not one complaint and turned to when asked with a smile B)  Turned out later she had no idea this kind of thing didn't happen every trip :lol:

 

bissona

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Those that want to learn about their role and how to make the boat go, bring beer, clear up, splash antifoul, or are kind / fun all get big ticks. That said, those that turn up every feckin' time; rain, shine, snow, millpond or gale, they're my faves.

 

rgeek

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1/ reliability

2/ reliability

3/ reliability

4/ reliability

5/ reliability

 
No kids, flexible job, sick sense of humor, minimal criminal record so they can get to Canada, mechanically or electrically inclined, no mold allergies, and an unfettered desire to beat those other assholes.

 

SteveC

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1- 25% just can't do anything right.

2- 50% can do what they are asked and are good at it without question.

3- 20%  actually understand what they were asked to do and why they are doing it.

4- 5% know more than the skipper but they won't be on the boat long.

Apart from reliability, #3 is a good crew.

All that goes out the window if you look good on the foredeck in a bikini....

 
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widget

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People you’d be just as happy to hang out with if you weren’t sailing, and that know what they are doing on a boat.  

Someone you trust to save your life if shit hits the fan!

Know when to talk and when to shut up because everyone is sick of them gabbing. Maybe that in the camp of what makes good crew on a distance race.   

 

sweetaction1

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One who says we must fly the spinnaker, and nothing matters but line honors. we do have fun even when we don't win

 
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