Join Date: May 2012
Location: Toms River NJ
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Re: Need helping pondering the idea of a job
Why hire a company that is limited to only one task? My point being that most people would hire a company that can handle all the aspects of mooring maintenance. In all honesty most people around here winterize their own moorings themselves and the bigger ones, say 2500 lbs are hauled from the water unless otherwise arranged . The correct way is to start working with someone and slowly build your arsenal of tools, gear and equipment. Borrowing those items wont get you very far and people in the maritime industry are few and far between who will lend or lease someone gear. As far as the diving portion is concerned I cant stress it enough, people continue to get hurt or die because no offense, but they are usually scuba divers who are working commercially that have no business doing so. Im not trying to make myself sound like superman but it isnt something you can just jump into like say a painting business. Its not rocket science but it does take skill knowing the size of the boat, the weight, the swing radius, other boats in the area, the lay of the seabed, new innovations and recommendations for customers, being able to maintain the mooring by cleaning it usually by pressure washing underwater, the tidal change and flow, storms, preventative maintenance and repair, not just saying well the boat is X weight so X amount of mooring should work. Do it right by working in the industry and paying your dues. I am always more than willing to help people out because not many people wanted to help me in the beginning. Ive made alot of mistakes with a heavy learning curve and lost alot of money in the process because i got in over my head but i learned some very valuable lessons in the long run. Smallboats, If I can help you out in any way feel free to give me a shout on my mobile. I may not tell you the answers you want to hear but they will all be the truth. 732.664.2979.
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Last edited by DivingOtter; 08-18-2012 at 11:51 PM.