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Old 06-01-2010, 15:44   #16
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Well if you stop of at St Martin a friend of mine made a good living cleaning bottoms as the majority of boats anchor up in the Lagoon where the fouling builds up quite quickly and liftouts are expensive. He would get customers to take their boats out into either Simpson or Marigot Bays and anchor up...
he'd then show up in his dinghy, don a wet suit and basic divers breather system hard scrubber and wood scraper.... over the side and half an hour later one happy customer and $50 for a 30 ft boat in his mitt towards the cruising kitty... That was back in 2001... I was out there in 06 for 3mths in and around Marigot and Palalpa, and no one was doing this....
He averaged 2 a day every 3rd day... always under 40 ftrs tho... any bigger is a killer.
Take your Paddi....
Another mate did part time Charter Skippering for one of the Cat Company's out of Marigot...
Good luck...

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:20   #17
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Wildshore, I agree. An online business is very handy at these times.. (PM me - let's exchange details) And as long as there IS and internet, there will be opportunities on it. Everything from retail shopping cart stuff (I'm putting together a marine supplies one right now) to network marketing to just plain investing for a passive income. That's part of what I do is help people figure out a good way for them to earn online.

I love to help cruisers stay sailing. After all.. That's why we're here, right?


However, as much as you ought not to rely on your GPS solely (won't work after lightening strike) skills are great to have. And anything boat related would make it easier to find work when you hang around a bunch of boaters...

I'm a shipwright, wholesaler and business consultant (high - med risk) just to cover most bases. It's getting so I don't have to do as much boat work (well - except on my own) anymore.. but it's never out of the question. Might start a yard somewhere... But after I'm done cruising for a time.

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