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moving to BVI Tortola, Got a job..

As soon as my work permit gets to me I will be starting my move. My Wife and I should be down their by september. I will be repairing and restoring sailing yachts. I went down there already and showed the boss what I can do and he likes my work ethic and skills. I have retired from my job in the Auto manufacturing bussiness and have owned my own yacht restoration bussiness and also have extensive experience in wood working and cabinet and furniture building, I have also worked for Aerospatial in composite fabrication so I am pretty well rounded in the bussiness. My retirement is about 3,000.00 a month and my new job should pay about 60 to 70 K a year and payroll taxes are just 8%. My goal is to work there for awile since I am just 50 yrs old and after I have saved about 250,000.00 I will buy my 40 to 45 ft sailboat down their and sail it back to the States. I have checked out the economy, cost of living, Housing, food cost, utilities, ect.. and figured I can invest every dime of my retirement pay and save alittle of my BVI wages also, which will put me in a position to save about 40 to 45K a year. We just both got certified for blue water open diving and my wife should have certification of either Dive Master or instructer by the time She gets down their in November. We spent about 6K on dive equipment so we are well prepared to do alot of Diving. Hopefully I can get about a 32 ft yacht to sail/race and Dive off of after I get settled.
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As soon as my work permit gets to me I will be starting my move. My Wife and I should be down their by september. I will be repairing and restoring sailing yachts. I went down there already and showed the boss what I can do and he likes my work ethic and skills. I have retired from my job in the Auto manufacturing bussiness and have owned my own yacht restoration bussiness and also have extensive experience in wood working and cabinet and furniture building, I have also worked for Aerospatial in composite fabrication so I am pretty well rounded in the bussiness. My retirement is about 3,000.00 a month and my new job should pay about 60 to 70 K a year and payroll taxes are just 8%. My goal is to work there for awile since I am just 50 yrs old and after I have saved about 250,000.00 I will buy my 40 to 45 ft sailboat down their and sail it back to the States. I have checked out the economy, cost of living, Housing, food cost, utilities, ect.. and figured I can invest every dime of my retirement pay and save alittle of my BVI wages also, which will put me in a position to save about 40 to 45K a year. We just both got certified for blue water open diving and my wife should have certification of either Dive Master or instructer by the time She gets down their in November. We spent about 6K on dive equipment so we are well prepared to do alot of Diving. Hopefully I can get about a 32 ft yacht to sail/race and Dive off of after I get settled.
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Geez...that's too bad. Sorry for your loss!
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Roti Palace?? Isn't that where you scribbled your name in the john??

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Ha that sucks for you. You will have to be working while the rest of us go for a week vacation..
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Roti Palace?? Isn't that where you scribbled your name in the john??

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How would you know CD...you have to SAIL to get there!

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you're pulling down 3K a month retirement?!!!.......So what do you need a job for?

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I was just in Tortola, BVI for a bit and I can tell you that you are gonna be sweatin' it out down dere mon.
Seriously though, a sailor's paradise.
Watch out for those cyclonic weather thingies in the summer and fall, otherwise the water is too salty, turquoise blue AND warm. You might just be able to adjust though.
Your job sounds like my dream job so I hope you enjoy it.
Learning Spanish is not a bad idea either as the vhf wx broadcasts seem to come from PR. This will also help to keep your mind agile.

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