Every spring during fit out when the weather
first gets warm and/ college and H.S.get out I put up posters that read: Help wanted for restoration
of sailboat ,flexible hours, etc.etc..An ad along these lines will surely generate some young help who are want to a make some cash ( I pay more than any casual job) but are not really looking for a career.
Of course I work right along with them for oversight and use them for "grunt" type jobs like sanding
,cleaning ,varnishing, applying masking tape ,etc. .Best workers seem to be 20 yo. or less, both male and female,any older and the novelty wears off too quickly.
Because of weather
constraints and my own ,we rarely get in more than 3/4 days per week, but that is usually fine with these free spirits and have made some good friends in the past, 2 of which (males only) have come on short cruises with me iwhere it was my pleasure to introduce them to the beauty of the sea.
It is also my pleasure to get many onerous tasks done in short order while my flexible friends relive me of the many contortions required on so many repairs
, all for the cost of a few hundred dollars.
I taught chemistry and earth science for 3years and have always enjoyed the freshness that these young folks bring to any endeavor. Don't however , expect a long term employee; after a few weeks they start thinking there must be a better way,which is fine with me ,I'm now ready to go cruising.