Before I got my license I heard all this doom and gloom on here about how it’s nearly impossible for captains (especially lower tonnage) to get decent jobs. Within six months I’ve got a steady gig driving a sport fisher, doing sailing charters, and yacht delivery work.
And honestly that’s been without even trying that hard. Answered a craigslist post, got my name dropped by some friends, and have been able to park boats without chipping paint or causing a scene.
So just curious if things have changed for everyone or if I’m the exception here. From skimming the posts the one thing I am doing is multiple jobs. If one gets a little lean, I can rely on the others.
I’m also in San Diego (lots of stuff going on here) and it’s summer; I guess we’ll see what happens when winter rolls around as well.