I’ve been a long time lurker of the forum and decided to finally join. I’ve always had an interest in machinery and engines growing up. Long story short tried to join the Navy, discharged for asthma which was later found not to be true by outside doctors. Unfortunately, medical separations for any reason aren’t being accepted. I got into fixing cars and boats and found inboards to be something I really like doing. I don’t have the money to attend a large school and personally I would like to Hawespipe anyway.
I live a near the river here in Jacksonville which leads to our two large ports. A lot of mariners I know have told me this is the time to get into the industry around here. We have a variety of jobs from container ships, tugs, MSC, to shrimpers. It seems good but I want to know if this is a good area to at least get my foot in the door or should I look at other parts of the country?
Thanks for the advice,