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11-12-2010 12:14 AM
HDChopper OP I was hopeing for the same but as others have said outside of the US you may risk more than you could make .

I still will have my tools onboard to help others repair (engines ect) what ever may come my way including my old leather industrial sewing machine onboard ( minor sail repair) , but all this surely will be barter .
all I would need is basics hopefully ..water ,food, fuel .. heck I would just help anyone in need even for the company lol .
But all this would have to occur in open water ... just my dreaming but I like to be prepared for whatever come's my way...

Good luck on your endeavours...
11-11-2010 11:08 PM
juliyajim If I go it will probably be in September. I am about to take a job as a beach lifeguard in South Carolina for the summer. I have retirement money but don't want to get penalized for using it. Also figure it might be a good idea to take care of the old guy I hope to be one day.

I would like to find a job somewhere in another couthry, yes to make ends meet, but mostly for the experience. I will be 32 years old single handing on a 30' Sailboat. I wonder if anyone of you have done anything like this before.


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06-11-2010 12:57 AM
jephotog Better off working hard in the US where there is a better wage and you are able to make good money here. I am assuming lifeguarding is not the best paying job in a beach town. Why not wait tables, bus tables, panhandle or better yet get 3 jobs and work all summer. You would probably make more money in one summer than years of under the table work oveseas if you can find it.
From what i gather most work while cruising is on the barter system unless you have some special skills you can charge good money for.
05-27-2010 07:44 AM
lapworth I helped a guy in the Fall with some work. He was sailing from Long Is. to the N.C. but that was in the U.S. .
05-25-2010 01:59 PM
ehmanta Are you able to work off of your boat as a web page designer or something along those lines. or.......Write a novel....get it published, have Hollywood make a movie out of it and then buy a major yacht with a crew of ten
05-23-2010 08:05 PM
wind_magic You could always save up what some cruisers call a "cruising kitty".

That option is to work before you leave.
05-23-2010 07:45 PM
SailingWebGuy What about some kind of web based freelance type of work? Get paid via paypal. Make purchases on a paypal debit card or one linked to your paypal account.

I may give that a shot one day...not sure if it will work or not because I'm quite a ways off from having to figure out all the particulars.
05-21-2010 06:13 PM
sailingdog Please note, that we're not saying you can't do this in the UNITED STATES... just that doing so in FOREIGN COUNTRIES would be ill-advised. You might want to actually read the original post, since the OP specifically mentioned WORK OUTSIDE THE USA...

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Originally Posted by Dolby View Post
i have been sailing from DE, now in GA for some $$$ before the bahamas...i picked up under table restaurant work in a fine dining place (chef by trade) and the guy im sailing with picked up a carpentry job for a couple weeks...dont listen to the "Nay" sayers...its totally possible...as long as your boat floats the rest will happen
05-21-2010 02:51 PM
Dolby i have been sailing from DE, now in GA for some $$$ before the bahamas...i picked up under table restaurant work in a fine dining place (chef by trade) and the guy im sailing with picked up a carpentry job for a couple weeks...dont listen to the "Nay" sayers...its totally possible...as long as your boat floats the rest will happen
05-19-2010 07:49 PM
JimB517
not a problem

Its not a problem at all, however, in the US Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico.

The best thing to do is keep your income here while you move about. That can be accomplished with a variety of means (web site business).

The second option is to work off the books as a cruiser doing work for cruisers. For example with a good sewing machine on board, diesel engine repairs, boat repairs, etc. However most often this will be a barter system with getting something in trade.
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