Originally Posted by roverhi
I hired a homeless guy to help me when I was doing my refit
This is a good way to go if you have a lot of work
that requires unskilled labor (large amounts of scraping, sanding
, painting, buffing, waxing, heavy lifting). Faster than doing it alone and way cheaper than hiring the yard to do it.
by the hour, pay in cash at the end of every day. Buy pizza or a sub for lunch and a few beers (at the END of the day). If they don't show up, they don't show up. If they show up late, they show up late. Anything is better than doing it alone.
Nobody works on the boat unsupervised unless they are professionals in the marine trade
who carry insurance
. (e.g. Yanmar
tech., Kohler Tech, my marine mechanic
or the marina/yard).
I've never gone so far as homeless, but there are plenty of 'unemployables/underemployed' out there trying to make some cash.