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taking courses for work (Caribbean)

I will be living for a couple of yrs. on my sailboat in the Caribbean and would like to take some courses to make some $$ in the meantime . I hope to take some courses at a community college or trade school. Which courses would lead to finding some work in the Islands

Sail making and repair

Diesel engine repair

Small electronics repair

or ??

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I think Diesel engine repair would be the best one to do... it requires fairly little in the way of equipment, since most sailboats have very primitive diesel engines. I would expand this to cover plumbing and water makers...as well as some basic electrical, since plumbing and electrical are both also associated with a diesel engine's normal operations...

Sailmaking requires loft space, which can be expensive. A better alternative would be canvas work... but this can also require specialized tools that may be too bulky to store and use on a boat.

Electronics repair requires specialized equipment and space that is much more capital intensive and not well suited to being kept on a small sailboat due to the close proximity of salt and humidity.
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diesel is the way to go...but don't expect to be allowed to work anywhere you are not a citizen...i.e. PR and USVI
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