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TowLou

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Vessel Name
Bassey
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17' Bass
Hello everyone, long time fan of this community and all the shared knowledge. I’m kinda in a place where I’ve decided it’s time to relocate from my hometown area and get closer to the oceans. With my collective skills of wrenching and operating just about anything with wheels and a motor on dirt, now currently working on generators the past 3 years it’s time to pursue what I would like to do next in this next chapter. In brief was working at a great small company we got bought recently and in not a fan of management. Planning to put my house on the market for the right opportunity.

Anyhow in currently in a search for good marinas with happy staff looking for a multi skilled individual. Willing to fly down for a few days. Not looking for a backing just experiences with a good staff who may be looking for a willing and qualifies individual east coast in the states almost thinking the keys, I heard we had a past employee who came from Bermuda worked for a little bit and then went back. Anyone know a tech who worked in NJ now resides over there lol?
 
Good luck, hope you find a good place to land. I will be looking to make a similar transition in a couple years but will be looking for general maintenance, dock hand and grounds.
 
Good luck, hope you find a good place to land. I will be looking to make a similar transition in a couple years but will be looking for general maintenance, dock hand and grounds.
Thank you, right back at you when that decision is made! It’s worth a shot to ask I’m not asking for a sponsorship just experiences with a decent place. I feel im a pretty decent guy who shows up everyday. I even have a current part time gig being the weekend manager/dispatcher for a tow company I have almost a 15 year relationship with. Working with police and local accounts built up through the years of offering reliable services.

I may just book a flight for a few days later this week do a walkabout even. Figure if I’m there in person with a meter in hand ready to work maybe considered more then just with a phone call and email. First to closed the doors with this prior place tomorrow, then to focus on the next.
 
A great idea but be careful. In the Bahamas, Mexico and other countries we’ve been to, the locals are very protective of non residents working on the docks. Don’t get caught working on a boat in another country when you came in on a tourist visa. Just saying.
 
A good wrench, er mechanic, will always find work. The good ones are aging out and not many young ones interested to fill the vacancies.
 
A large operation in Ft Pierce, FL opened a few years ago and seem to be expanding. It is a superyacht type operation.... probably better benefits and pay compared to smaller operations but even if you wanted to trade down in a few years, not a bad resume addition.

 
A great idea but be careful. In the Bahamas, Mexico and other countries we’ve been to, the locals are very protective of non residents working on the docks. Don’t get caught working on a boat in another country when you came in on a tourist visa. Just saying.
Nothing like that. I’m looking for proper employment. I only mention the Bahamas because my prior company had a guy come from there and went back. Would be funny one day to run into the guy.
 
A good wrench, er mechanic, will always find work. The good ones are aging out and not many young ones interested to fill the vacancies.
I agree. I’m in that age with a well rounded experience to step up for my final career step.
 
A large operation in Ft Pierce, FL opened a few years ago and seem to be expanding. It is a superyacht type operation.... probably better benefits and pay compared to smaller operations but even if you wanted to trade down in a few years, not a bad resume addition.

I agree for the addition of experience. Working with the newest technology there I bet. I will definitely send them my info. Tomorrow morning I’m gonna sit along the river in my back yard having my coffee tweaking my resume after I tow the work van to the shop and toss the keys, tablet, and phone in the office.
 
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