I have done a fair amount of looking into these websites, and in my travels, I have only met 2 people who have managed to hitch a boat trans atlantic.
one used a website his first time, and has goe round trip from europe to the carribean 2 times now. the other just found a ride asking around in the canary islands. I think that its not unreasonable, and both people have told me that it ended up being quite easy, and assured me that if I really want to catch this ride, I will certainly find it.
Good luck to you, do a bit of research, and maybe start with a shorter trip. a month is pretty average for crossing the atlantic, and if you get sea sick, you will have a shitty time, and the person taking you probably wont appreciate it much. Your window for this year is over, but next winter between the end of october through february, get your ass to the carribean and find a boat!
I will be making this trip next winter, since I missed the majority of the traffic this year.
Good luck in your travels-
If your not from the states just commit a crime and get deported....easy as fuck
Or put aside this "I don't want to work for the man" shit and save up for a few months and take off with some cash..things cost money in other countries too (especially in Europe!)...all be it a lot fucking less if you go to the right places..
dumpster diving in pour countries doesn't work FYI
My sister actually scored big on find a crew. Wound up on a boat going from LA to Australia with a buncha places in between. She's one of those clean cut international travelers though, with no warrants or convictions and a college degree. I was real sketched by the idea of her being a small boat with two old men for months on end, so I went and visited her in LA before she headed out, and got offered a spot on the boat myself! I turned it down due to my own engagements in this country, but the guys seemed like very solid good people.
I'll be trying to get back to the US by boat pretty soon here so have been doing as much research as I can. I just read this >> Ludovic Hubler - Last news, derni it could have some useful tips in there.
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