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Old 24-10-2011, 16:33   #1
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Who Makes a Living on the Water ?

I spend most of my time on the water as i am a commercial fisherman. Any of my free time I'm on my sailboat doing something. Working on the water has given me allot of off shore experience that will come in handy when i make the break and go cruising for a while.
Just wondering how many of you guys work and play on the water?
P.S This could be previous or present.
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Old 24-10-2011, 18:37   #2
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Been a charter boat captain for 26 years. Going to look at a trawler on Friday. Working, playing, and living aboard.........does it get any better than that?

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Old 24-10-2011, 19:18   #3
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I too am a commercial fisherman and now livin on my first sailboat ( she will be mine after she's paid off). Fishing gave me the chance to fall in love with the sea that surfing couldn't. Now with any luck I plan to spend every second on the water I can. Till I run out of rum anyway....
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I too am a commercial fisherman and now livin on my first sailboat ( she will be mine after she's paid off). Fishing gave me the chance to fall in love with the sea that surfing couldn't. Now with any luck I plan to spend every second on the water I can. Till I run out of rum anyway....
May you never run out of rum.....
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Re: Who Makes A Living On The Water?

Chief Mate on a big passenger carrying sail boat. Seasonal work. Usually only work part of a season because of the long hard hours. Don't really "Make a Living" mostly just survive.
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May you never run out of rum.....
With the way I go through it, that's wishful thinkin. Lol but thank you. May we all never run out of rum...or women...saltwater ect. Lol
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Captain TowBoatUS Fort Myers Beach.

Live on a Westsail28.
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Retired Commercial Fisherman. Now I cruise and fish strictly for fun. Live aboard a 44ft. Motorsailer.
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Old 25-10-2011, 01:19   #9
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Ex Pearl Diver, Ex Charter Boat Skipper, Ex Commercial Fisherman, now Master on Anchor Handling Rig Tenders....

....also soon to be a full time Live aboard...
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Sail Charter Capt., Fishing Charter Capt. Commercial fisher, crab, salmon, long lining all species, Tug boat Capt., Lash ship, mate. Started at 9 pulling fish out a gill net in Cook inlet, have graduated to a troller. Crab / Shrimp pot builder. Marine surveyor. I once had honest work but it didn't take.
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Old 25-10-2011, 14:50   #11
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Sailing Tours almost every day of the year for the last 4 years,best job in the world.
First tour yesterday sailed along with a pod of approx.30 dolphins.
Surrounded by Sea Eagles,Dugongs,Turtles,Rays on a daily basis.
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I know it's not making my living ON the sea but for the past 2 summers I've been a beach attendant - paid to hang around the beach and watch the sea. . . little wonder I fell in love and decided to live on it!

in an ideal world I'd make a living from freelance photography (long way off yet). . . anyone else out there do that while cruising?
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jacana, where abouts in the world are you? sounds an amazing job!
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Former Master of 700' oil tanker, Ship's Pilot and Lightering Master for 15 years (doing mostly just the fun stuff of parking 'em) now retired to my own boat and playing with the local volunteer Fireboat and occ'l 'fun' captain jobs like this... Alaska small ship cruises, Cruise the Inside Passage on a small ship. Pacific Catalyst, Alaska Cruises, Wilderness Cruises, Adventure Cruises to Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington's San Juan Islands and the Inside Passage
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