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Boat Owner Survey

This survey will give us most of the information we need to begin to match prospective crewmembers with your boat and itinerary. We understand that there are as many different offshore passage opportunities as there are boats. Through our broad and growing membership we will be able to offer you many quality crewmember options that will complement your plans.

Please take the time to fill out the survey and return it to us so that we may begin to fulfill your requirements.

Boat Owner: _____________________________________________________
Date: ______________

Contact Address:_________________________________________________
Suite: __________________

City: _______________________________________ State: _____________
Zip: ___________________

E-Mail: __________________________________________
Web Site URL: ___________________________________

Home Telephone: _________________________________
Business:___________________________________
Cell Phone:__________________________________
Pager: _____________________
Fax: _________________

Boat Name: ___________________________________________
Home Port: _________________________

Type of Vessel: ________________________________
Year: _________________Length: ________________

Documentation #:_______________________________________
Country Issued: ______________

Draft: _______ Beam: ________ Displacement: _________
Mast Height: ______Tonnage: ____

Engine (type and size): ________________________________
Fuel Capacity: _____________
Water Capacity: ____________________
Color of Vessel: __________

Crew Capacity: ____________
What kind of sleeping arrangements can you provide?
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Private: __________ Dual Occupancy: ____________ Shared: _________

# of Heads: ___________

Equipment on Board: Please include Makes and Model # 's and year installed.

Generator:__________________________________________
Watermaker:_________________________________________
Autopilot:__________________________________________
Weatherfax: ________________________________________
GPS and or handheld:________________________________
Radar:______________________________________________
SSB (or Ham): ______________________________________
Other: Self steering, emergency steering, storm sails, storm
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Covers (for large windows) safety equipment… please lists all that applies and details.
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What is your planned itinerary?
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How long would you like people to sail aboard?
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Are you in need of a professional crew?
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Are you looking for a cook?
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Do you have any children traveling with you? ____________
What ages _____________________________
Any pets? _______________________________

Are you looking for crew who can help sail your boat in exchange for free passage? __________________

Are you looking for crew to share expenses and add to your cruising kitty? ________________________

How much per day? ________________
Per week? ________________
Per Month? _________________

Do you run an informal charter service whose fees are very reasonable and will interest our members who do not expect to pay normal high rates?
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(Boat owners looking to charge a lot of money will be referred to a charter brokerage firm, which we are not. However, we do understand that a reasonable arrangement can usually be worked out.)

If you have been chartering before, please tell us for how long.
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If so what are your usual cruising grounds?
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Are you flexible with your fee? __________________Would you consider lowering your fee if we can take care of all your crew needs and save you the advertising and marketing costs normally associated with a charter company. _________________ Or if we where able to send you crew to replace cancellations or fill in a slow season? _____________________

Are there any other circumstances that you believe we can be of service to you?
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Do you have a captain's license? _______

Is your boat Coast Guard Certified to carry more than 6 passengers? ______

Are you looking for any particular skills in a crewmember such as?
Navigation: ____________________
Celestial: _____________________
Watch Captain: _________________
Mechanical:______________________
Medical: ________________________
Culinary: _______________________
Musical Instruments: ____________
Photography: _____________________
Scuba Divers: ____________________

Language's Spoken:
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Are you strictly a non-smoking boat? _______
Or can someone smoke on deck to leeward? ____________


Describe your perfect crewmember:
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Type of Trip

What type of voyage are you planning and your philosophy about the trip? (check one)

______ You are hiring us to move your boat and get it from Point A to B as quickly as possible and in better shape than when we took posession of the boat.

______ You are delivering the boat (forced march) where it is important to get there as soon as possible. (6 knots in the right direction) ________________ Fee? ________________ No Fee?

______ You are looking for help sailing your boat on offshore legs, but you wait for nice weather. (No hurry) The crew will depart once you reach your destination. ________

______ Shared expense trip where the crew have some say in the destination and itinerary (an informal charter)_______

______ Looking for a long term commitment for an extended trip to far away places. (no formal itinerary, go where the wind takes you)

Other Explain:
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Let us know of any ways you think that our list of available crew may be of benefit to you? We are anxious to help customize boat owners needs to our services and look forward to tailoring our program to suit you. Feel free to call us at any time. Additional Comments:
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Looking for a Boat?

Some OPO members are looking to buy their dream offshore boat. Often the boats listed in the magazines or found on the Internet are located far from where they live. If the boat happens to be docked near where you live would you be willing to take a look at the boat first? (Yes or No) __________

Are you looking for a boat yourself?_______________
What kind and how big?___________________
When do you plan to go cruising?_______________ Where?______________________


If you think it may a good boat then the OPO member can fly down or hire a surveyor as the next step towards buying the boat. Our intentions are to have OPO members help with the search for good boats. It would be a great way to meet a new boat owner who is planning to take off and will need some crew (you) when they go. We have a couple of members who are marine surveyors and have offered to discount their services to OPO members. If you come across a good buy we are also interested in getting information on those boats to pass on to members looking for a boat.

Please return the survey as soon as possible

Contact Information You can leave a message at 1-800-4-PASSAGe (1-800-472-7724)



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