New Member looking for advice
Hello folks, my name is Tim and currently reside in Lake Havasu City AZ. I am 43 and at a crossroads in life. I have spend the last 20 years in this town and have 100s if not 1000s of hours of boating on our lake along with the Colorado River.
My wife is originally from Daytona Beach and her son lives in Winter Haven FL and we have decided that within the next five years we are going to rent out our house and head to Daytona Beach.
Which brings me to why I am looking for advice. I currently am in the car business I.E. sales and I really don't want to spend the rest of my life on a car lot and I love the water.
So I have decided to embark on a new career so I can be prepared for when we arrive. I am currently training for my Master Captains License to operate on inland waters . My goal is to one day Captain a vessel on the intercostal water along the east coast mainly in the Halifax River area.
So over the next five years I will work weekends and evenings running friends boats doing sunset charters, weekend cruises and towing for Vessel Assist on our current lake to build hours with a Captains License.
My question for anyone that is a Captain or has had the chance to work in the area (Daytona Beach) is this a pipe dream or is there real opportunity out there to make a few bucks and enjoy what I really love doing. What are going to be some road blocks or hurdles that I might expect.
I apologize in advance for the long introduction and also thank you in advance for the advise.