What should you do to be a drunken sailor?
May 15, 2007 8:49 AM Subscribe
Through providence, luck, or my ability to be completely spontaneous, I've just landed a job crewing on a catamaran headed from Miami to Panama, then up to Seattle. The catch is that I have absolutely no experience doing anything like this.
posted by soviet sleepover to travel & transportation (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The boat is a 38' catamaran cutter, on which there'll be three crew members counting myself. The captain knows I'm coming into this with absolutely no experience and seems quite amenable with it. That said, in between everything I have to do before I leave (write a 15 page paper, pack much of my apartment to sublet, etc), I don't have much time for independent research. So I'm asking: please answer the questions I don't even know I have! What small and stupid mistakes should I avoid? What should I bring? What should I worry about, or not worry about? What should I [quickly] read up on?
(For what it's worth, I'll be in a safe & friendly atmosphere--I'm not worried about potential sketchy situations, just how to catch on quickly and not come off as too much of an idiot!)