[QUOTE=maxingout;506730] the only way he will be able to work is illegally. Most of those skills are also present in the local economies, and they don't want the competion from yachties. Those skill would be worthwhile for maintaining your own yacht, but I don't think he will make much money working on other yachts. QUOTE]
I agree that you probably won't be able to cruise
and work making enough money to buy a land-based retirement
; just save a lot of money with those skills on your own boat, and make some beer
money from other cruisers, under the table only. Local competition and licensing fees
will likely prevent any meaningful income
without staying in a single
location for quite a while.
It still might be a valid plan if you find a location you want to stay in for a year or two and they are willing to pay the permit fees
to hire someone. The tropical scuba
locations are always looking for compressor
mechanics, too. It all depends if your husband wants to spend days under a compressor/diesel engine/refrigerator in order to get the sunset. Good Luck!