Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.
Perhaps he should have visited sailnet BEFORE he spent his life savings on a dinghy. Im sorry but like i saod comon man! What were you thinking? Its one foot longer than a freaking sunfish how can you even lay down or fit more than a small bag and a gallon of water and some cans of tuna? No room for tools, head, galley nothing! Life savings? What one thousand dollars?
Now you want a job? Seriously read a book or two and come out of candy land. You give sailors like me a bad image for being so impetuous and foolish. 14 feet is that a joke? It must be 41 and you just mistyped. Otherwise i say again this thread is utterly ridiculous and so was your decision. Sorry.
take the above advice and go to your local recruiter.