"position issue: ok! the change you write seems to be very clear and easy to follow. Good job!!
to test it, can I post a fake request on both areas (crew and boat), just to see how do they work?
"a) "new wanted item alert": great!! this will improve visitors' loyalty to the website !! and will allow to spread the news to friends on time!! A great tool !!!
b) "crew vs boat wanted check box": great as well !! clarity…"
reading some posts, I see there is still a lot of confusion between "crew wanted" and "position wanted". I think that the posting instruction should satte much more clear that:
a) "CREW wanted" is a post made by a…"
"Hi, Float Master,
i think that any notice should be posteds/sent as it arrives: tha day date will indicate its age (fresh or old ...), so anyone can judge if it's worth to reply or not. Of course, it would be ideal to have a sort of…"
"great! for shake of perfection :-) , let me suggest to add for both boat/crew wanted list, :
- "available from..... till (if blank, it means 'availability for X time onward')" ;
- last 5 years/key sailing/trip…"
We think we have solved this for the new website. We have a "Boat Wanted" page and a "Crew Wanted" page. When posting a new Ad you can select from the two options only. Then the relevant information is collected…"
"Hi Bill; just read your post. The programme sounds good; I give here my tentative availability so you can see if it matches: I could help you in May to bring her into the Med, let say till Sardinia; afterwards, for the summer i…"
I have been Sailing boat since I was 18-een; a past business job experience as mktg executive in some consumer top brands multinational companies; in free-times, sailing and racing in the Mediterranean sea till nowadays; 2 Atlantic crossings (double ways) in the last few years. Friendly, well educated, good healthy person; enjoy simple things and nice Blue Water sailing with friends.
Master Unlimited / Class 1, Yachtmaster OffShore, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Water Sports instructor
Sailing experience in years
Yachts/boats I have sailed on
it would be a very long list, ranging from small 30' up to a GS 54'; the Atlantic crossings were made with an Oyster 48 and a Ovni 41, in the Caribbean with an Oyster 51 and a Feeling 48.
Italian (mother tongue); english (proficiency); french and Spanish (basic)
I prefer to
Sail, Private, Charter, Temporary
Trip expectations (leaving from, going to, leaving date, leaving time, return date, return time)
to be decided, case by case, time by time.
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If you have used Float Plan to find a boat or a crew member, or had a good experience using the website, being part of the community or you just love what we are trying to do (make sailing accessible to everyone), I would really appreciate a quick note that I could use as a testimonial on the new website. Thank you, Andrew