I have a full time job, drive fire engines under the Retained duty system so drive boats and dive for fun and relaxation.
I regulary (during the racing seaseon) drive a 200 or so miles to drive safety / rescue boats. It's not unusual to drive to London or up North to provide Lifeguard, first aid or technical rescue teams and I do it for FREE - or expensis if I'm lucky, as I said earlier, it's fun.
Adverts like this allow me to drive boats closer to home, to meet other like minded people and play with other people's toys.
The pay (to me) is irrelevant, some is better than none - I do things because I enjoy it, not becasue it's my living - yes I know for some of you that it is but small events or sailing clubs can't pay great rates - they don't have the cash.
Damn annoying when you email as requested and don't get any type of response though