Let me start by stating that I have already searched the forums and found nothing helpful for this situation. Everything mentioned has not worked. Here is what I did (probably for the worse).
I created a volume under OS X and now I can mount it under linux but cannot write to it. All of the chmod suggestions previously mentioned on serves to break truecrypt and force me to reinstall it. I realise that I could sudo nautilus but there has to be a better solution....recently accomplished. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.