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Old 26-10-2010, 14:40   #1
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well hello, found this site just looking at marinas for bermuda. being nosey really as i'm coming there to help move a yacht to antigua. thank you to tao for a greeting straight away. plenty going on on here isn't there. might go and be nosey about antigua now although won't be there long. been to bermuda before, crewed on a tall ship across atlantic, lovely place and a nice 25 degrees atmo. i'm in uk and it's wet .
i have a 14 yo old son wanting to do work experience from school in april and am asking if any engineers or skippers/owners would be willing to
let him get some time working on a yacht. he's wanting to make marine a career and i'd like to encourage gently. we were in corfu in aug, sailing and he came into his own on the trip and got chatting to a skipper.
his advice was to go and do engineering aswell as thats what owners are now looking for. any leads? europe would be better and safety is a concern but he's a sensible lad. my e mail is andrewmhill :at: tiscali :dot: co :dot: uk
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Old 29-10-2010, 02:24   #2
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum Bill.
I not clear as to what type of a carer in the marine industry your soon is looking for.
I would think that there is lots of room for marine electricians.
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Yeah, electrician and low/mid-level electronics repair would be an excellent skillset to have in your pocket. Believe it or not, when at sea cooking is also a well-rewarded and appreciated skill. It might not get you any more money, but it'll definitely put you over the top of the heap if your other credentials are up to par. The world abounds in motor mechanics, so in general I'd steer away from that (except to learn how to go through the filters and fluids, change belts and such).
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thanks for taking the time to read and reply.he's looking to go on yachts and not really interested in other vessels, the advice was for a skippers job eventually but being able to do marine engineering as a skipper aswell to make him more attractive to employ.
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Yeah, electrician and low/mid-level electronics repair would be an excellent skillset to have in your pocket.

I'm curious about this myself. Looking at the responses, would I be right to assume that there is a fairly decent demand for electrician type jobs, in regards to boating/sailing? I thought about (formal) learning electrical stuff myself, mainly for residential type work but being into Amateur radio and how everything is DC anyway, I'm thinking that might work pretty good for me someday.
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keep your self safe there in afghanistan dan
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Old 22-11-2010, 10:50   #8
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Electricians and good diesel mechanics as well as refrigeration workers are what most sailors are not willing to play at themselves. Riggers are also in high demand.
Good to have you here.
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