greybeard in response to your pm.
whilst cruising morocco
,senegal ,gambia and brazil
on my way to the caribbean
, i invested $1000 in buying
leather money belts,batik shirts,cotton sarongs,hammocks and sexy bikini's,these i sold to tourists,bare boat charters's,other yachts etc,these i sold for in the region of $6000!,met loads of nice people.
there will allways be people willing to share the adventure,if you don't mind having a few guests on your yacht,this is also fun and goes a long way to covering your costs.
skippering ,cooking and crewing
boats is another lucrative sideline,as are deliveries.
failing that the superyachts are allways looking for day workers to do the dirty work!
i have also worked many times as an "extra" on films,taught english
,been an "odd job man",for expats homes,worked in boat yards scraping hulls,and antifouling.
i have also used my boat as "mother ship" during many of the caribbean race
boats that have little or no accomodation for the crew.
apart from that buying
and selling outboards,generators that need repair,and reselling.
building dinghys for people,when there's dies
the list goes on!......treasure hunting,beachcombing,diving for lost
anchors,selling time share,working as a rep for local bars and tour companies.........been there done it!
i even ran a pub in malaysia!
apart from that we ran our boat as a sailing school
for 6 years on one circumnavigation!
writing articles for sailing mags,newspapers,and travel mags is also lucrative,and editors allways need fresh new copy.
easy!.......and beats being part of the rat race!
i salvaged a few yachts as well that i have repaired and resold,the last one i got for nothing,a 26 footer and the one before that a 50 footer for a dollar!