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Old 09-19-2008, 05:40 PM
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About a month ago my wife and I relocated to Fort Lauderdale from Northern Virginia(good part). The reason for our relocation was because my wife received a promotion that required relocation. Unfortunately I wasnt' able to stay with my company(bad part). As it is for most people here boating and just being near the water has always been one of my passions and I decided I want to make a career out of it. Being that there are alot of people here from alot of different backgrounds I was hoping someone could give me some advice on how to get started somewhere in the Marine industry. I realize I'm in a different market and at and very entry level. Any advice would really be appreciated. Thanks.
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Go sell boats....you will be on the water alot doing demo rides....might even get a free boat to use on your days off....
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My advice is never turn your hobby into your job. It won't be fun anymore.
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My advice is never turn your hobby into your job. It won't be fun anymore.
Did that. By the end of the first season I was considering selling my boat.
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My advice is never turn your hobby into your job. It won't be fun anymore.
x2... don't do it. You'll regret it as Griff says.
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I turned my passion into a business and did very well. Every morning I got up and raced to get to the "office" b/c it wasn't like working. I disagree guys
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My advice is never turn your hobby into your job. It won't be fun anymore.
I disagree, If you really are a hard core boat nut that's absolutely consumed with this addiction You will do just fine.

Boating is my passion, and also how I make my living. Too many people work in fields that they hate and care nothing about. I've been fortunate that during my entire life, I've been able to make a living doing something I genuinely enjoy.

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Default I partially agree...

I've been in the boat business since 1971 and it's been great. I love going to work and I'm happy to say I'm enjoying some success. I have paid my dues, however.

What I've noticed is: my spare time is more enjoyable for me if I'm away from boats.

Good Luck in whichever way you choose.
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Totaly agree, Been there done that and tore up all the shirts.
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