Sustaining your cruising lifestyle??? - Page 6 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #51  
Old 10-17-2007
uspirate's Avatar
Trim for Sail
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: 36 07 27.69 N 115 10 14.2 W
Posts: 2,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 16
uspirate has a spectacular aura about uspirate has a spectacular aura about uspirate has a spectacular aura about
I bought a lottery ticket and quit my job just minutes after purchasing my lotto ticket. man my dreams were shot, i thought i had it all figured out, buy a ticket and quit my job. i was jobless and penniless at the same time. married a rich chick that lost all of her money gambling. maybe i'll be like Sailhog and try the male prostitution thing. you can do that at any port , right??
__________________
To get the most from Sailnet, read the link in
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
signature

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sin City, Liquor all day, Poker all night...Channel Islands & Diego, So Cal
BJ & Nimfa
S/V Flocerfida


If You dont Stand Behind our troops...Feel Free To STAND IN FRONT OF THEM
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #52  
Old 10-17-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
cdtjr is on a distinguished road
JD

In response to your PM. I'm employed by Nabors Drilling. As to who's hiring go to rigzone.com
Create and post resume, search for jobs. You will find entry level, exp. positions as well as electrician, mechanics, crane operator, barge captains & ect....all oilfield related... US land jobs work 7/7, GOM 14/14, International 28/28. Stay away from W African nations due to security.

Good luck
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #53  
Old 10-19-2007
kptmorgan04's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: West River, MD
Posts: 101
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
kptmorgan04 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to kptmorgan04
I will also promote the working offshore life for a youngin wanting to cruise.
I grew up a dinghy racer. Since high school wanted to buy a sailboat and cruise. Went to a maritime academy, got my Third Mate license.
Worked ashore for two years, thought to myself... "self, what the hell am I doing living pay check to pay check with no hope of cruising until after retirement?"
Quit that job, started working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico on a oil research vessel. 28 on/28 off schedule. Bought my 36ft blue water capable boat 8 months after starting working offshore and now sail her pretty much for 25 of the 28 days I am off. I sailed to New England in the summer and am heading to the Bahamas in the winter.
While back at work I have a friend who stays on her (luckily) except for this month so I had to bite the bullet and pay for a month slip in Charleston.
There are tons of jobs offshore, ranging from people with no experience to those with licenses already.
I have been starting to think about getting some education as a diesel mechanic as well, with the thought of transitioning from offshore down the road to that to support myself.
__________________
New owner of a Lippincott 30!
Hailing from the West River, MD
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #54  
Old 10-20-2007
voyagersail's Avatar
Voyager
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aboard
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
voyagersail is on a distinguished road
Do like I did...

Work hard for lots of years, save every penny & marry a rich woman who also likes to stand long night watches. Sound impossible? I did it. It takes a life-long, single-minded determination. There is no short-cut. Sorry kid.

Consider working overseas where you can save lots more money that you can living in the rat-race.
__________________
Voyager
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #55  
Old 09-20-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
husfujdshg is on a distinguished road
Many thanks to ur post. I love it.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retirement Cruising Budgets Randy Harman Cruising Articles 0 05-12-2004 08:00 PM
Calculating the Cost of Cruising Paul & Sheryl Shard Cruising Articles 0 04-03-2003 07:00 PM
Calculating the Cost of Cruising Paul & Sheryl Shard Her Sailnet Articles 0 04-03-2003 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012