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Join Date: Sep 2013
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?
look at you guys! what fools
it used to be buy the biggest boat you can afford
now its you damn fool you bought too much boat and dont have money
answer the questions instead of making the op feel bad
what is it with people not answering questions on here?
to answer the questions and depending where you are cruising it can be sometimes hard to make a little cash
for example can you cook? have you worked in the hopsitality industry?
hotels all over the world are often staffed with many different people from different countries
everything from cooking to scuba instructor, to masseusse
in anchorages and the like a lot of people dont like to dive their own boats so be handy with bottom cleaning equipment and tools and you make some cruising kitty
are you a good electrician, can you weld, are you a good diesel mechanic?
all those things can make you some cash, if youre GOOD
can you sew canvas well, and make awnings, sail covers, can you fix and repair sails well?
another potential $$ maker
are you willing to let you boat sit in some far away anchorage while you crew on other peoples boats or help deliver?
thats another one
are you ineterested in actually staying in places and applying for work permits(thats getting harder every day)
there are ways
the other one is cruise 6 months or the season then go back to home where ever that is and make money at your old working grounds if you will
the restaurant business has always been a standard in that regard
its easy to come back to
good luck and congrats on the boat
oh if you have some money that you can keep stashed away for a while open a cd in your favourite bank, when you come back it will have gained some...not much but its a good way to NOT touch your money
anyways there are options out there
Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
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