Last week's episode of "Gone with the Wynns" discusses their 'office space' aboard their Catamaran
. Although there were several seemingly workable options (Nav Station), the only one suitable for long term PC work
was their dining table.
I spent about 5-years as a remote
worker when living aboard
. I was in San Franciscco working for a New Jersey
based company. I'm a naturally early riser so my work hours were 5am (or earlier) to around 2-3 pm, leaving me plenty of time to head
off sailing. I am now in a semi-reverse situation (though not living aboard). I'm in Florida
working for a Denver-based client which means the day is pretty well shot by the time I'm done, at least in winter
There are many threads on cruising while being a digital nomad. Having done it for 20-years, I can tell you that reliable internet
remains a problem. In some ways has gotten worse - office/home connectivity are reliably near 100% whereas boat/marina/coastal reliability
lags considerably. Gap in my service
vs my colleagues has increased, I used to only use Internet for email
but now its that plus voice and video. And their tolerance has decreased. The net result is I stand-out a more than I'd like. Plus I'm always deflecting/obscuring my circumstances which is tiresome. And then there is still the challenge of not being distracted with the vagaries of a parallel life as cruiser vs worker-bee.
Yea I know, no one will offer crocadile tears for me. Complaining that its hard to balance work and living on a boat while cruising is some form of first-world problem. It's worth it and I have done it on/off for many years (not just on a boat, but while traveling internationally), but it's not all idyllic wine and roses.
I am about to retire but the type of work I do lends itself well to consulting which I will do as long as no more than 1/3rd of regular time, and my clients are fully aware of my circumstances and that I may be off-grid sometimes. No more stealth mode.
(BTW - I was raised in SLC UT).