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Old 03 October 2002, 14:50   #1
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How many on this site in boating industry ?

How many of you chaps / lasses on this site are actually employed in the marine industry ?

It would be interesting to hear as I get the impression that many of you are instructors, etc but is this part time or full time ?

How many times have I sat in the office playing the boring banker wishing I was out and about messing around on boats or working in Marinas

One day..........

Also John K. do you run this excellent site full time or employed elsewhere ?
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Old 03 October 2002, 18:17   #2
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Not me I'm afraid. My role is in keeping the nation in thirteen amp sockets!, doorbells and smoke detectors!
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Old 03 October 2002, 19:34   #3
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I'm an It manager , well mangler really. however I am working towards making a living from the marine industry within the next two years
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Old 03 October 2002, 20:15   #4
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Me neither. Building up my own IT/Electronics company. Teach Sailing and PBing as a 'hobby' and for a (very) small amt. of pocket money here and there - although this seams to be at least once a week this summer!

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Old 04 October 2002, 03:33   #5
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Re: How many on this site in boating industry ?

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Also John K. do you run this excellent site full time or employed elsewhere ?
Although I spend more time on this site than I should (and there is still al load of stuff I want to do to improve it), it is by no means a paying job. There are a few advertisers who cover the cash costs (thank you!), but there's very little surplus.

I am an RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor, but I do very little of it. It's not a good way to try to make a living as there are too many people doing it as a lifestyle choice (backed up by other income such as a pension from a previous career), or as a hobby "for a very small amount of pocket money" -- also training private individuals, as opposed to corporate training, severely limits the daily rate that can be achieved.

I have worked as a project manager and IT consultant, but now all my time is taken up with running a firework display company. Another way not to get rich quickly! As you will see from www.swpf.com I shouldn't really be spending any time on RIBnet as I haven't even got my "work" web site completed . . .

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Although I spend more time on this site than I should
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Old 04 October 2002, 12:54   #7
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As you asked, Im on the sidelines / partime on the water.

To earn money, I work in a bank, part of my role is looking at shipping, which I read at uni.

With my leisure hat, im a RYA Power instructor, RYA Advanced, and a few lesser things, but not Advanced Power as I don't teach beyond sailing clubs and outdoor activity organisations. Its not worth the cost in my case.

There has always been a gulf of opinion between "professional" mariners and the "leisure" mariners, but there is a definite comparison at the top of the leisure users ability. By that I mean experiance wise, the guy who drives the river taxi on the Thames and smashes into the jetty would not pass a my L2 power course!!!, where as, I know some of the young sailors I taught in Plymouth who are now around 16 and can seriously drive a 6.5m etc in serious weather!

If I could earn a crust bumming around on boats in the Pacific Islands, I would be there! Well I just have, but Ill tell you about that another time soon.
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Old 04 October 2002, 14:36   #8
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Part time instructors

many of you have mentioned tht you are part time instructors, how does the insurance costs make it viable ?

Surely this prohibits doing this on a small scale ?
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As you asked, Im on the sidelines / partime on the water.

To earn money, I work in a bank, part of my role is looking at shipping, which I read at uni.

'Ere Tiger you didn't study at University of South West in Plimuff did you? I ask 'cos I did my degree in Shipping and Navigation there myself.

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Old 04 October 2002, 18:37   #10
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Matiboy,

The insurance costs are paid by the school, who would be insured for a suitably qualified/experienced instuctor to teach people. sp peoviding said instructor is working through a school the insurance is akready being paid for .
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