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Old 18 October 2011, 13:45   #1
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Best / Most Interesting Job Afloat

Would be interested to hear, what's everyone's dream job boat wise?
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Old 18 October 2011, 14:15   #2
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Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
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driving a multicat probably
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Old 18 October 2011, 14:51   #3
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thats a difficult one as people have different ideas of what they want, i'm just about where i want to be, i work on boats but don't really need to work i also get paid to look after and drive the boat below and that is in the south of france and thats good enough for me
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Old 18 October 2011, 15:30   #4
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yup I'm doing it.Like Biffer I s'spect of a certain age where I don't need to work, but they pay me to drive some boats I could never afford, do some nice deliveries and, on m'days off get to play in ribs in the uk and on occasion in some really exotic foreign places that I would never otherwise get to see. Its a helluva tuff life but its gotta be done! Oh and they pay me too
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Old 19 October 2011, 03:45   #5
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Yep. Of an age. 56. Me and er in doors are now looking at doing more boaty trips and less work before we get to old

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Old 19 October 2011, 06:06   #6
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Odyssey Marine

I would quite like a month on the Odyssey Explorer.

Finding numerous shipwrecks with the odd one laden with Silver & Gold
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Old 19 October 2011, 06:14   #7
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I'm just about to jump onto a barge to head out into the English channel and dive on an old WW2 plane wreck to try and establish how we can sucessfully salvage it intact so it can be put into a museum. Should be a good challenge and interesting, certainly beats recent work involving crawling up culverts beneath the M25!

My favourite vessels are ones with cabins, working electronics, engines that keep running without constant intervention and hulls that prefer life on the surface :-)
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Old 19 October 2011, 07:37   #8
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I thought I had fun with these throughout the summer!
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Old 19 October 2011, 09:38   #9
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so if ya can turn your lifetime hobby into your job then you can be a very happy bunny!
On the other hand its b.... cold here this morning and if ya didn't just live for ya boating it could be a tad off putting
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Old 19 October 2011, 09:51   #10
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I made my hobby (4x4) into a business and no longer get involved in 4x4 events, so have lost that as a hobby!
At least my boating hobby is still going strong!
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