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I think you'll be facing a couple of issues here..
To get that type of work at marinas and anchorages means you'll be expecting to cut into the 'locals' business.. not a goodwill-generating approach. Couple that with the intensely cooperative and helpful cruising community (at any popular stop) and you'll likely find someone with the same skills willing to help out for a couple of beers.
Your wife's massage credentials will probably be the most useful.
I think a more viable approach might be to be able to provide a service that helps (or is in demand) in the local community/country that you're visiting. Teaching English, perhaps, if you're prepared to stay for a bit, but something along those lines (or dentistry or medical skills not readily available locally). But even then, the locals probably won't have a high ability to pay even reasonable fees...
A web based business might be viable if you strive to stay somewhat connected... not always easy either.
This is a tough one..
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 01-17-2010 at 03:17 PM.