Originally Posted by peterb
I honestly think it all comes down to money for Oxboy if he wants a job "on the water".
The harsh truth is as follows:-
a) In the UK there will be several months of the year when you cannot get out on the water at all. So that means no income if you are self-employed and dependant on skippering/instructing for a living.
agree with everything else you say but there is quite a bit of boat driving work in the winter, it's just not very pleasant! but in fact the gigs last longer because the Demurrage kicks in. The trick is to make sure you negotiate the same rate for port and sea days (not always possible).
Last Christmas I went to drive a survey boat out of Yarmouth for 4 days the job lasted a month cos of weather. A month before that I was driving a landing craft in Lowestoft