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Old 28-10-2011, 00:03   #1
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A Crusing Boilermaker . . . Can I Generate Enough Income to Stay Afloat ?

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I plan on doing some cruising and seek advice with regards to skills I have and the likelihood of picking up the odd bit of work - from other cruisers mostly. I am a Boilermaker by trade (Metal Fabrication trade certificate) with well developed repair, modify or fabrication skills.

What'd day reckon?...should I carry a kit and rig for this?...

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Old 28-10-2011, 02:31   #2
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Re: A Crusing Boilermaker . . . Can I Generate Enough Income to Stay Afloat ?

Back in the good old days when I built my first boat there were a couple of welders who'd knock off an Adams 40 in 3 months. Hull, rudder, engine bearers, blasted, primed etc. and then sell them to an eager market.

Made enough to keep them going, but with nice looking complete steel boats going for $45k the money's probably not in it anymore.
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Greetings All,

I plan on doing some cruising and seek advice with regards to skills I have and the likelihood of picking up the odd bit of work - from other cruisers mostly. I am a Boilermaker by trade (Metal Fabrication trade certificate) with well developed repair, modify or fabrication skills.

What'd day reckon?...should I carry a kit and rig for this?...

Regards

Monty
Possible to get work from other cruisers...repairs etc but as a boilermaker I found it easier to work at workshops, marinas, refineries or similar on the way!
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