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Old 17-07-2010, 02:25   #16
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They got computers in New Zealand now???
Next you're gonna tell me they've got electricity...
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Old 17-07-2010, 14:47   #17
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They got computers in New Zealand now???
Next you're gonna tell me they've got electricity...
Who are they? The sheep? lol
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Old 17-07-2010, 16:54   #18
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This was a question that I was asking, I too am an IT specialist (networking, internet and home PC) and wondered how I could transfer my skills to make a living at sea. Thank you ActiveCaptain for the link, will be up all night reading this
Sounds like every other yachtie out there is in IT

In that case find something different. Take a 300m roll of 1x19 rigging wire and offer to re-rig yachts with hubby.

Actually anyone in IT ought to be able to sort out Radar, Nav and autopilot problems. Perhaps concentrate on one make like Raymarine.

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Old 17-07-2010, 17:18   #19
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Actually anyone in IT ought to be able to sort out Radar, Nav and autopilot problems. Perhaps concentrate on one make like Raymarine.

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That's funny.

Plenty of work there.

But they don't even know how to fix them. They just replace them.

Fixing things encased in epoxy resin is really hard.
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Old 17-07-2010, 17:55   #20
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I too have a similar question my wife is IT web design. And I am composite/sheet metal repairer. I have 6 years in the army as a aircraft structual repairer were I specialize in fiberglass,kevlar,carbon fiber and sheetmetal and rivets too. Where could I get a job or my wife?
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Old 19-07-2010, 08:33   #21
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I too have a similar question my wife is IT web design. And I am composite/sheet metal repairer. I have 6 years in the army as a aircraft structual repairer were I specialize in fiberglass,kevlar,carbon fiber and sheetmetal and rivets too. Where could I get a job or my wife?
Barry, I would have thought your skills for very high quality repair work (you did say aircraft) would be wanted the world over. Sadly for your wife, imagine what you would pay a 20 year old graduate in India to design websites She should design a website for your work which is portable so the location can be changed ie, point of contact etc, then help you. Jobs are always easier with a second pair of hands.

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when you say: waiting for retirement i guess you are attaching some kind of age to it. but really if you save enough money and feel you can buy a boat and can live for a few years on the saved money then i say that is retirement. nobody said you can't find a job when you get back .. but why not just go sailing and forget about the jobs for a while?
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Barry, I would have thought your skills for very high quality repair work (you did say aircraft) would be wanted the world over. Sadly for your wife, imagine what you would pay a 20 year old graduate in India to design websites She should design a website for your work which is portable so the location can be changed ie, point of contact etc, then help you. Jobs are always easier with a second pair of hands.

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this is true. I work with heli's but I have done fiberglass work on cars,motorcycles and 2 of my previous boats even though they were bass boats. I just didn't know if a repair shop in another country would need me? Or has anyone ever heard of a shop needing help?
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How about moveing to a place where you can sail all year-keeping your day jobs-getting a great daysailor weekender and sailing every weekend and evening. then you can charter in exotic places on your vacations.(that probably won't go over too well with the many escapists on this site)Pacific North West good work for boat repair and computer people all year sailing great summer cruiseing-great racing (high or low pressure).
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don't work for cruisers

Go ASAP - don't wait 2 years.

I would try to find a way to work outside of the crusing community. Many cruisers are cheap or poor (I've heard some even think they can live on $500 mo!!!). IT is one of the few fields in which you really have a decent chance to work remotely.

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I just did the math....MY GOD Why didn't I get my feet wet years ago!!! Once I added up my yearly net, subtracted my live ashore monthly bills (bills I have every month just for the privilege of living in a house with a car, et al) determined what my actual take home was. Then added up my KNOWN expenses living aboard, I came up with a number that means I can not only afford to live aboard, but I can do it without a job, based on my current assets. With a 200% margin! Now as soon as the world I am living in gels I will be buying that boat, now I know can afford that 35 footer instead of the 26, but do I want it?.

What is the best size for a single handed live-aboard, Trans-Atlantic not out of the question?
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