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Old 26 July 2009, 08:43   #11
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What qualifications do you need to do this sort of work?
I'm sick of the job I do now and need a change.
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Old 26 July 2009, 09:00   #12
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I'm interested as to what sort of rates you could expect as a commercial skipper. Can anyone shed any light?

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Old 28 July 2009, 16:53   #13
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I would say about the 150 a day mark is good - UNLESS it is daft and long hours then it would be more - or on a 'one off' job that pays very well - IF you were to think you would get allot more than this per day - on a steady job - seasonal or a week or 2 then i think in all honesty you would be struggling - i alway try to think that unless it is your own boat - and that you are paying for the upkeep, fuel, all safety gear , insurance etc then that is ok - all you - as the driver - is to arrive with is a your lunch, and a certificate.

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I would take it

By the way GoodGuys if it were not in the middle of the tourist season i would apply.

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ah but would you? not knowing where, doing what and onboard what?
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Old 28 July 2009, 17:17   #16
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ah but would you? not knowing where, doing what and onboard what?
Yes - just said i would - obviously i would ask a few more questions before -

Would you do it for that money?
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Old 28 July 2009, 17:37   #17
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dont know what "it" is yet and what the boat is. I have seen big twin jet boats that should never have been coded-and perhaps weren't in reality-that I wouldnt sail over wet grass on. On a decent boat would have to include travel/good accomodation/generous expenses etc. but to be realistic at the moment too busy with commercial work and training to consider anything else for a while.
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oh-by the way thats exactly what I am doing at the moment for a couple of weeks on a rather nice jet boat as a favour to the regular skipper who is on holiday.
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oh-by the way thats exactly what I am doing at the moment for a couple of weeks on a rather nice jet boat as a favour to the regular skipper who is on holiday.

Isn't that a case of "Dad I'm going on holiday, will ya do this for me for a bit" ?
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Isn't that a case of "Dad I'm going on holiday, will ya do this for me for a bit" ?
Funny that, I've been doing exactly the same thing (except it was more "Dad, I'd rather work in the pub this weekend .....")
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