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09-15-2007 11:57 AM
sailingdog While some parts of the IT field can be done remotely, many things in the IT field have to be done with a person being there physically. I'd really like to see you do a server installation, with the servers in a box, remotely, over the internet.

The OP specifically asked about doing repairs of equipment. I'd love to see you repair a server or a printer without having your hands on it.

You're a troll.
09-04-2007 10:14 AM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by DJEVANS View Post
Gregg, I think you misunderstood? Cruising kitty refers to funds for sailing, living expenses, etc...or did I miss your sarcasm?
DJ
DJ-

If you've read any of his other posts...they're all about the same level... he seems to have trouble with basic english.
09-04-2007 01:05 AM
wind_magic I very nearly ran off with the idea and just left, but I think it is better to do the work up front and have some kind of a plan before leaving. Even if you don't use the money it'll be a nice cushion that lets you sleep better at night.

You can still live a minimalistic lifestyle and keep your money in your pocket.

Just one man's opinion.

Edit ..

Or, let me put it another way ...

You pack everything up, toss it on the boat, and leave. You cruise around a while and end up getting low on cash. You jump through some hoops and pick up some odd work in a port somewhere doing whatever it is you do. Doesn't pay that great and you start thinking, wow, I would be making a lot more if I was doing this in the states, I could work a day for every week I'm working here. And you're like breaking even or better, but it's tough going, and you start getting this idea that hey maybe what we should do is just fly back home and leave the boat here so we can work for a few months, then we can come back. So you fly home, work a few months, and save up a little cabbage, then fly back and get back on the boat and go.

Or ...

Save yourself the trouble and just go ahead and save up the money now before you leave.
09-03-2007 09:42 PM
DJEVANS
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Originally Posted by GREGGWARREN View Post
basickly sayin do not take a cat with you unless u use it for bait.
Gregg, I think you misunderstood? Cruising kitty refers to funds for sailing, living expenses, etc...or did I miss your sarcasm?
DJ
09-03-2007 09:32 PM
GREGGWARREN
I will not feed the kitty.

basickly sayin do not take a cat with you unless u use it for bait.
09-02-2007 05:46 PM
sharkbait There are many things one could move from port to port,not all of them fall under the draconian drug laws of the US
09-02-2007 04:18 PM
tomaz_423
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Originally Posted by sharkbait View Post
Sail was invented to ease the transport of people and goods.Perhaps you can find something to transport.
I heard there some very profitable goods you could transport even in a small sailboat from S America to US.
The pay is very good while it last and you will have no problems with retirement plan.
Depending where you get caught you can get anything from 15 years to lifetime or loose your life.
09-02-2007 04:00 PM
sharkbait Sail was invented to ease the transport of people and goods.Perhaps you can find something to transport.
09-02-2007 09:13 AM
sailingdog The problem is that to do much of the kind of work you are qualified for, you will need to have a work permit...if you get caught doing work without one, you'll probably end up paying a lot more than you made... Unless you have contacts in the islands, getting a work permit will be problematic.
09-02-2007 08:56 AM
Freesail99
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Originally Posted by mmcginnis View Post
This guy talks about things he and others did to make a little extra money. Plus a lot of other general info.

http://ca.geocities.com/buttimore@ro...roduction.html

Mike
A very good web site about a guy out there cruising. Little or nothing about feeding the kitty.
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