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Old 26-03-2009, 06:30   #1
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I am looking to leave in the next 2-3 years and would like to know, if its possible to do casual work in different ports for short periods of time to for about a week, 2 weeks max? then move on to the next port and so on.... I am in the mechanical engineering fields. Familiar with diesel engines, gearboxes, winches Ect...What are the implications of foreign yachties working part time in different ports? Are there people who have done this or not? Thanks
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Old 26-03-2009, 07:51   #2
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There are numerous discussions of interest, under the Boat Ownership & Making a Living heading at:

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Plying my trades abroad while cruising

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Making a living while crusing

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Bottom line is many places have significant restrictions on non-nationals working/ taking jobs from the locals... Permit Process is generally Never one you can accomplish in a day or two and some prohibit application if you are actually in the country... you have to apply prior to arrival.

In the real world... cruisers do work for other cruisers under the table so to speak. It would be more difficult to do it outside the cruising community and you are always subject to problems if someone feels you are taking their job away from them. It is always harder to let the word get out about you desire to work when at the same time you want to limit the word getting out too far.
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