My first job in the boating
world was working as a tender captain
at a yacht club.
It was a pretty good gig. It paid well, no grunt work, got to meet all the members (and their daughters), gained good boat
handling and basic navigation
skills. The boat
held 40 passengers and the crossing to the island was over a mile, in all weather
conditions, 16-20 times a day, so docking
a sailboat will never be an issue for you after that.
It paid $12.50 an hour at a time when minimum wage was 6 and change. Not sure what it would pay now. About $20 an hour maybe? I know of at least one prestigious yacht club that pays their tender
captains in the $30/hr range.
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