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Old 21-01-2012, 05:59   #331
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. . . My examples were drawn from personal experience. There was a guy who spent the summer going from port to port in Alaska, repairing broken electronics on fish boats. . .

I spent a educational 10-days in Puerto Vallarta a while back with a reduction gear that had stopped turning the shaft. There was a gringo working as a mechanic for the local Unimog tour outfit who thought he could "figure it out". He couldn't. . .

Actually, excellent examples. But first, the guy in Alaska is in essence a "local" in that he is working within his own home country. Making a living while cruising is very "do-able" if you stay within your own country and comply with any State/Local regulations. It is the same for "locals" in another country, they can move about their country and do work without too many hassles.

It is when you try to earn money in some other country that you are not a citizen of, or for which don't have a work permit that the situation can get dicey.

Your Puerto Vallarta experience is an excellent example that brings up the real dilemma of what do you do when there is no "experienced" or "knowledgeable" local to do the work. There is no shortage of locals all over the world who think that just beating on "it" with a bigger hammer will fix the problem - or just can't admit that they don't really know how to "fix it." They make good-hearted attempts but just cannot do it.

It is in these cases that prudence would dictate that the "alien" cruiser with the knowledge/skill becomes the "advisor" to the owner who is "doing the repair." (Tongue in cheek) The "Advisor" has been known to get his fingers into the fixing, "but only to show how it is done" so the owner can "learn." And it all, is kept very quiet with the understanding you don't go bragging to others within earshot of locals that this or that "cruiser" can fix it.
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Old 21-01-2012, 19:18   #332
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Im going to write one of those programs about how you can make money just by following my 9 easy steps to succes while sailing the world..Ive made millions while doing it and now I want to share it with you ,cause I am a good guy and i have already made enough for me ...So just send 9.95 plus 29.95 for "process and handling" and I will send you my get rich while crusing on your sail boat in pair a dice 2 set DVD and if you act now I will send you two copies: just pay separate"process and handling"..act now while your still not thinking clearly...DVC
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Old 21-01-2012, 20:40   #333
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Im going to write one of those programs about how you can make money just by following my 9 easy steps to succes while sailing the world..Ive made millions while doing it and now I want to share it with you ,cause I am a good guy and i have already made enough for me ...So just send 9.95 plus 29.95 for "process and handling" and I will send you my get rich while crusing on your sail boat in pair a dice 2 set DVD and if you act now I will send you two copies: just pay separate"process and handling"..act now while your still not thinking clearly...DVC

I'm very interested in your amazing program, and would like to buy it, but things are a little tight for us just now. Would you be interested in trading for a copy of my new miracle weight loss formula that allows you to eat whatever you want, not exercise, and still loose weight?

For those of you without an amazing program to trade for, I would be willing to sell a copy of my miracle weight loss formula for just $9.95, plus $29.95 for process and handling, and I will send your copy by return mail (please allow 6 weeks for delivery, or for me to assume my next identity)
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Old 21-01-2012, 21:35   #334
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I'm very interested in your amazing program, and would like to buy it, but things are a little tight for us just now. Would you be interested in trading for a copy of my new miracle weight loss formula that allows you to eat whatever you want, not exercise, and still loose weight?

For those of you without an amazing program to trade for, I would be willing to sell a copy of my miracle weight loss formula for just $9.95, plus $29.95 for process and handling, and I will send your copy by return mail (please allow 6 weeks for delivery, or for me to assume my next identity)
O hai, please, paypal link, have money. Am fat and need bigger boat. K thx.
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Old 21-01-2012, 23:28   #335
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I have done a lot of cabinetry and other woodwork on my boat and am taking my tools with me with the intention of using those skills to make stuff for other boats
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Old 21-01-2012, 23:45   #336
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Its not only a bad idea on a boat its a bad idea overall ...think about the "good ' folks that get one on their arms or neck or anywhere you can see it ...the powers that be dont need to know your name or the color of your eyes ..all they need to know is : well I dont remember much sir but, I did see that he had MOM on his right arm and a swastika on his neck..case solved...oh yea he and she had a crappy jig in their nose and I think they had one of those ball bearings in their tongue too..very unmistakeable sir ...its like they were advertising how dumb they were...DVC
As someone with no Ink, I say ease up.
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Old 22-01-2012, 01:14   #337
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I have done a lot of cabinetry and other woodwork on my boat and am taking my tools with me with the intention of using those skills to make stuff for other boats
I think it's a great idea and could work well for you. I think as people use their boats a lot they tend to want little carpentry tweaks: doors cut into dead spaces in the cabinetry to make new storage, a drying rack for dishes over the sink, shelves where the microwave used to be, or a new panel for flush mounted electronics, and etc.
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Old 22-01-2012, 09:22   #338
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As someone with no Ink, I say ease up.
My problem is I have one(small)and it can only be seen if I show it but it still bothers me after 31 yrs.one of the worse things a person can do to themselves when young and not thinking ahead IMO...DVC
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Old 22-01-2012, 09:37   #339
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well as long as its not on your forehead!
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Old 23-01-2012, 14:33   #341
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well as long as its not on your forehead!
Officer I didnt see anything, it happened so fast,I dont think she had any tattoos but she did have a nice set of..DVC
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Old 23-01-2012, 14:55   #342
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well as long as its not on your forehead!
Funny how all the 'GOOD' stuffs from Portugal or Brazil....
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Airline Pilot

Flexible Schedules
Free Ride to from ur boat anywhere in the world
Easy to get parts....just fly to get them
Lots of time off to sail or make those long passages
For some reason insurance is cheaper

Oh and the money is pretty good too
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What I always wanted to do but I wore glasses and was too tall.

A disability.

I should be compensated for that.
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Could set up an Internet Forum........on sailing.

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