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Join Date: Jul 2006
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AC repair and diesel repair. But you are right, it is frowned upon in many courtries, flat illeagal in others. You don't want to end up in some Mexican Prison over a few bucks. What about photography? You can do it anywhere and send it back across the pond for money. But if you make enough to buy lunch, I would be suprised.
Computer repair: Yes, but it would probably require being in or near a city.
Fisherman: Fogettaboutit. Half the locals in a Tu-tu with a spear can outfish most tourists (since that is what you would be).
Diver: Requires tanks, compressor, etc. Are you a registered PADI instructor? If not, you are just teaching someone to swim and breathe.
Sailing Tourist: Do you know the waters better than the locals, and who is going to pay for it? Locals find out you are taking their money to sail around tourists, the police might knock at your companionway (or worse). Unemployment is sky high in many/most third world countries.
Electrical Wiring. Are you a master elecrician? They are sought after in many countries, from what I undersatnd. That one is not too bad... unless you don't know what you are doing and burn someones boat/house down. If so, I hope your boat can exceed hull speed.
I cannot remember the issue (seems like it was Cruising World about half a year ago, you might have to search their web site) but there was an article about a couple that found ways around the laws of a country(s) to earn money. They did it, but it was illegal. What is it worth to you? Better to live meager in the US, save everything you can, then go out sailing on a tight budget. This statement might be debated, but: You have to EARN the right to go cruising... one way or another.
Hope it all works out for ya.