How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime? - Page 3 - SailNet Community
 19Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 30 Old 05-15-2014
Senior Member
 
TomMaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 483
Thanks: 6
Thanked 30 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by khammett View Post
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).

Tom Young sailing a 1961 38' Alden Challenger, CHRISTMAS out of
Rockport, Maine.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'I'd have written a shorter post, but I didn't have the time', Mark Twain.
TomMaine is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 30 Old 05-15-2014
Senior Member
 
tommays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,296
Thanks: 1
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Christian it was meant in fun and if you find it offensive I apologize
christian.hess likes this.

1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tommays is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of 30 Old 05-15-2014
merit 25 solo "er"
 
christian.hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,581
Thanks: 189
Thanked 189 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tommays View Post
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

cheers

Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Planning maiden cruise for November-December 2015 to Panama Canal! The planning begins!!!
christian.hess is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of 30 Old 05-15-2014
Living the dream
 
ReefMagnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mackay Qld AU
Posts: 179
Thanks: 5
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
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.
aeventyr60 and LilBabyPenguin like this.
ReefMagnet is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #25 of 30 Old 05-18-2014
Senior Member
 
Group9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,815
Thanks: 24
Thanked 72 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
sorry then, didnt quite get the memo!

back to making money while cruising

which is hard BTW

cheers
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.

On the northern Gulf of Mexico.


"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico
Group9 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to Group9 For This Useful Post:
christian.hess (05-18-2014)
post #26 of 30 Old 05-18-2014
Senior Member
 
pdqaltair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,604
Thanks: 1
Thanked 53 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
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.
christian.hess likes this.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pdqaltair is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #27 of 30 Old 05-18-2014
merit 25 solo "er"
 
christian.hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,581
Thanks: 189
Thanked 189 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
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.

Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Planning maiden cruise for November-December 2015 to Panama Canal! The planning begins!!!
christian.hess is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #28 of 30 Old 05-18-2014
merit 25 solo "er"
 
christian.hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,581
Thanks: 189
Thanked 189 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

what is TANSTAFL?

Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Planning maiden cruise for November-December 2015 to Panama Canal! The planning begins!!!
christian.hess is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #29 of 30 Old 05-18-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Aboard currently in Cape Breton
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Quote:
Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
what is TANSTAFL?
There Ain't No Such Thing As a Free Lunch (sometime TANSTAAFL).
christian.hess likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ChristinaM is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #30 of 30 Old 05-18-2014
merit 25 solo "er"
 
christian.hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,581
Thanks: 189
Thanked 189 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

aja! well I agree then! jajajajajaja

Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Planning maiden cruise for November-December 2015 to Panama Canal! The planning begins!!!
christian.hess is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
cruising , finances , funding , money , sailboat

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finance a boat Jcody2121 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 08-27-2009 12:51 PM
Finance or Cash? edstill Boat Review and Purchase Forum 47 11-06-2008 02:20 PM
Its hard to finance right now.... john232 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 80 04-17-2008 10:07 AM
Finance and Insurance parameters boatwatch Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 10-12-2007 07:37 PM
Windstar's Connoisseurs' Collection: 2007/2008 Itineraries Facilitate Back-to-Back Cruising (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-24-2006 06:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome