My wife and I live in Key West
, with prior stints in Hawaii
. We like our island lifestyle, but lately Key West
has become a bit too crowded for our taste. We've decided to list both our home and business and move on.
We're about six months away from casting lines and heading out for an extended cruise
down island with a possible Panama
crossing to sail up to the SF Bay
where our youngest daughter now lives.
So my question is this: I own a canvas
shop here in town; based on the size boat we're looking at, I could bring a machine along and do canvaswork at various stops. Alternately, I'm a pretty fair mechanic
; a stock of common engine/transmission parts
and powertrain service
is another possibility.
Of the two ideas - which one would be in higher demand? I like the mechanical work, but I also like that canvaswork keeps my hands clean. We'll have enough money
for the cruising kitty; just have to do something at anchor
besides repair my personal stuff.
Please let me know.