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Lets say you just bought a boat. You don't have much money left after fixing her up. But you want to go cruising NOW, not in 5-10 years. What are the best ways to support yourself while sailing full-time?
You don't say if you have the option, but renting your home(at a profit) is probably the main cruiser fuel unless you have some other investment or retirement income.

Other than that, a marketable skill is your best ticket. You may have to go onshore to put it to best use(if you're allowed).
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Christian it was meant in fun and if you find it offensive I apologize
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

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Christian it was meant in fun and if you find it offensive I apologize
sorry then, didnt quite get the memo!

back to making money while cruising

which is hard BTW

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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Hmmm, I guess I'll have to give up the idea of bank jobs for income support.

Back on task, don't forget the old adage "A dollar saved is a dollar earned'. For a cruiser this means learning how to fix as many things yourself on your boat as you can but it also means the less tangible things like planning stays in cheaper locations, eating cheap, sourcing used and near new components instead of new etc.

The wife and I are shutting down the business real soon and heading off in the next year or so and we will have a small pension and rental income. However, we have also looked at a range of ideas to earn extra income so we also plan to do small periods of work to keep the kitty topped up. Having said that, we don't want that to be our prime focus and will work only when we feel like it. Fortunately, we have skills that will allow us to do this (through planning, not luck). In addition we are going to buy a decent video camera and make some documentaries and see if we can sell them over the Internet. Not too sure on the last one, but nothing ventured nothing gained so it will be more of a hobby thing. And finally, we are going to set up a small web store selling a low volume specialised product. I guess you could say the strategy we are using, and the one I would suggest, is look at the entire spectrum of things you can do and don't necessarily focus on only a single thing.
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sorry then, didnt quite get the memo!

back to making money while cruising

which is hard BTW

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Sometimes we think we're funnier than we are. You're right, the guy is just wanting some ideas from people who have been there and done that.

To me, the way to do it, is to move on the boat and live on it somewhere closer to where you are wanting to go, while working and saving every penny you can, while getting the boat ready to go. It's not cruising, but it's close.

When I was passing through the Florida Keys a few years ago, I got a lot of job offers, and I wasn't even looking for a job.
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Why are people playing with him rather than answering? Because if the OP were serious he would Google and see that this has been flogged to death this thousands of posts.

At the end of the thread, the answer is always the same; you can, but TANSTAFL.
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

thats what I was getting at, there are ways I just never understand while the majority of answers are always negative or critical...

most worthwhile things in life are hard...so you have to make an effort...Im sure that with some skills and effort most anyone can land some sort of money making jobs around the world

it used to be much easier, thats doesnt mean you cant though

good luck OP.
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

what is TANSTAFL?
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There Ain't No Such Thing As a Free Lunch (sometime TANSTAAFL).
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Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

aja! well I agree then! jajajajajaja
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