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Old 01-28-2010, 06:30 PM
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About five years ago I wrote the book "How to make money with boats". It's a book for dreamers that explains in detail 50 methods of earning a living from a boat. It covers everything from welding, chartering, methods for the crew and kids to earn a living while traveling and even treasure hunting from a yacht.

All was good and the books trickled out the door, till one day I started noticing I was receiving more email questions about the contents of the book than books were selling. It was then I found that Google Books had picked up "How to make money with boats" and re-published it online.

How can Google republish copyrighted material? I wondered myself and found this question is the subject of a large lawsuit against Google that might conclude this month, on 28 Jan 10.

The crux of the lawsuit is it appears Google might (probably will) take control of ALL published material that has an expired copyrights and somehow thousands of other books also, including "How to make money with boats".

Thus, today I have posted "How to make money with boats" online for free. I'll paste the table of contents below. The full book is broke up into chapters and can be seen at-

http://www.tongacharter.com/money-private-yacht.htm

Yes, I'm sorry that is a charter boat site in Tonga and it's also the easiest place for me to post. Use discernment to only click on the "How to make money with boats" tab, or the "Free Reports" tab.

Look at the toolbar on the left for "How to make money with boats" and click on the button. This will bring up the book sections. Click on any section and the text will show up. Eventually I'll get around to cleaning up the text and adding photos. Till then it's just the raw text, but it's all information that some might find useful.

Lastly if anyone has any other tricks for earning a living while cruising and would be willing to share please send me a little write up and I'll be happy to include it

Regards

Scott

Table of Contents:


Rules for Running 50 Onboard Businesses 16
Every Business listed is ĎTried and Testedí 16
The Boat is Your Mobile Work Platform 17
Doing it Well, The Real Trick 17
Most Advertising is Word of Mouth 17
Third World vs. First World 18
The South African Attitude Contingent 19
Why Yachts Return to the First World 19
Itís All Possible Due to GPS 20
Picking your working location 21
A Constant Flow of Traveling Yachts 21
Ability to import specialty items 21
Comfortable Location the disabled yachtís Family 22
Safe Moorings or Harbor to Store Boats 22
Support from the City of Choice 22
Machine Shops 22
Airport 22
Traveling in Taxi Hell 23
Learning the lingo 25
Hemorrhaging Money 26
Tourniquet Time 27
Plan for the tourniquet 27
Immediate Shutdown 28
Tips for staying on the job 28
Work according to cyclone season 30
The Wonderful World of Dry backing 31
The Lifestyle 31
Dry backing it 31
Mexican Illegal Alien ďHow to Work in the USAĒ Comic Book 31
Categories of Drybacks 32
Working for other Yachties 32
Third World? 32
Working Locally for Local Wages and the Tourist Trade 32
Working for the first world while living in the third world 32
What about Immigration? 33
In Reality 33
Keeping out of trouble 34
Get Legal 34
Look Like a Yachtie 34
Donít Take the Job of a Local 34
Donít be the Last Boat Working 35
Turncoats and how to deal with them 35
People are Working Everywhere, itís Your Decision 36
True Story-This really happened to me 36
Donís true story 38
The Moral 39
A case study in keeping a low profile 41
Case Study Two in keeping a low profile 42
Keeping your family Happy- The real challenge! 44
Skiff 44
Dinner 44
Sunday is our day 44
Wednesday dinner 44
Allow the crew to work 45
Bring home the story 45
Get them working on a boat project 45
Go cruising 45
Pull the plug 45
Build a career together 45
Listen to their needs 46
Accessing a boatís potential to support your voyage from thirty yards 46
Hailing Port 46
The rest of the boat 47
Ma and Pa 47
Double Dipper 48
Delivery Teams 49
Charter Boats 49
Scammers 50
Working for the heavy drinker 50
Lost His Course Boat Bum 50
Advertising and getting the first job 51
Your business Card 51
The CD boat card 51
Music CD Advertising Card 52
Boat Sign 52
Flags 53
Boat Agents 53
Locating the agent 54
What to Charge 54
Give Yourself a 20% Raise 55
Getting Paid 55
T&M vs. Bid and Daily Pay 55
Cash on the Barrel Head, and Currency Exchange 56
PayPal and Visa Card 56
Bid Pay 56
Trading 56
Conclusion 57
The Difficult Customer 57
Pro Call Back Artist AKA Scammer 57
Just Canít Be Satisfied 58
How to identify the difficult Customer from the Start 58
Tips for keeping long hours without upsetting the paying customer 58
Save the Day Once a Day 59
Tech Support Tips for techs 59
Getting the customer his due warranty 60
Tips for getting warranty service 62
A true warranty story from the docks of hell 62
Labor Tithing 67
Cargo Donation 67
A True Story 68
Types of Jobs 69
Work that can be done for other yachts, 69
Work that can be done off your boat for the locals or tourists 69
Selling the product back to your first world country. 69
Kids and crew business 69
Six on Six Off 69
Moving Boats Around for PROFIT! 70
The Delivery Game 70
Creating the Roar 70
How to Charge 70
Port Day Fee 71
Half Down, Half on Completion 71
Max Wind 71
Specialty Deliveries 71
Mechanically Challenged Vessels and how to deal with them 71
Working the Racing circuit 71
Rough and tumble leg 71
Insurance Deliveries 72
Manufacturer Delivery Crew 72
Late Season Delivery Team 72
First Time Cruiser Crew Deliveries 72
Personal gear to take 73
Tools 74
The Peli Package 74
Foul Weather Gear 74
Protecting Yourself 74
The Wonderful World of Chartering 75
Day Charters 75
Locating Your Paying Guests 75
Occupancy Aboard 76
Shade and Seating 76
Dock Greeter and Starting the Day 76
Restroom, Rout Planning, and Getting Home 76
Open Bar 77
Sunset Sail 77
How Much Can You Make? 77
Chartering overnight 79
Specialty Charters 79
Crossing Borders 80
Conclusion 80
Working aboard a private yacht 80
Engineer 80
Captain 81
Steward 81
Chef 81
Dealing with the super rich 83
Tips for dealing with the super rich: 84
Delivery/Sale/Buying on Spec 86
Method 2 87
Method 3 88
Seven Special Boat Purchase Money Makers: 88
Trading Cargo 89
What to take small time 89
Bringing it back to the boat, Things That Worked 90
Buying Sewing Machines 91
Computer Sales 91
Then We Tried Boat Gear 92
Someone Who Was Making It Pay 92
Sail Boat Designed for Cargo Carrying 92
Landing Craft 93
Picking a Rout 93
Using shipping containers to move your cargo 94
Work as an agent 94
Treasure hunting 96
Salvage 98
I have to be honest hereÖ 98
The Salvage of the Flying Fish and Rescuing the crew of Sunrise 100
My Turn 105
Part 2, making a new rig out of the old 108
Part 3 Mistaken Identity and Another Boat on the Reef 111
Moral 117
Sewing, Sail Repair, Canvas Work, and the Mighty Pfaff 130 118
Sail Repair 118
The machine you need anyway 118
Sail Repair, not Sail Making 119
The First Stocking Up 119
Materials Needed 119
How to Purchase Sail Materials on the Cheap 119
Layout Space 120
Typical Repairs and Re-cuts 120
The clew has torn completely out of the sail 120
Adding a Cringle/Grommet 120
Clew Patch Pulled Loose 121
A seam has split luff to leach on a main sail or jib 122
The sail chafed, or caught on something while sailing and then ripped. 122
Canvas Sun Hats 124
Making Courtesy Flags 125
Long Life Flag 125
Canvas Making/Repair 126
The Mighty Pfaff 130 Sewing Machine, the heart of the operation 127
The Legend 127
How Much to Pay 127
Things to Look For Before Purchasing a Pfaff 130 127
Pfaff 130 Options 128
Shipping a Sewing Machine 128
Cleaning the Pfaff 130 129
Turbo Charging the Motor 129
Buying the Turbo Motor Wholesale 129
Push Start 129

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Books do not lose their Copyright until the life of the author + 75 years. That is, they have copyright protection for the entire life of the author, and 75 years after they die. After that they enter into the public domain.
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Thank you for your thoughts. I thought the same thing. So then what is this huge international lawsuit all about? Why is the judge giving authors till 28 Jan 10 to decide our stake in our work?

It was taking too much research to make a decision when I suddenly said better to put the book out for free rather than give the lawers and Google anything. Thus the post.

Thanks again.

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Thank you for your thoughts. I thought the same thing. So then what is this huge international lawsuit all about? Why is the judge giving authors till 28 Jan 10 to decide our stake in our work?

It was taking too much research to make a decision when I suddenly said better to put the book out for free rather than give the lawers and Google anything. Thus the post.

Thanks again.

Scott
No problem. Internationally there are many more problems with trying to keep a work copyright protected. There are treaties with other nations that govern our relationship with them, but there are some nations that choose to completely ignore copyright protections altogether.

I know Google is likely protected under the ISP (internet service provider) exception, unless they are actually taking part in putting the material out there.

Just remember, if you're part of an advertised class in a class action lawsuit and you choose to not take part in it, you're barred from any individual recovery to the same defendant (or appellant). Letting the "lawyers" get a piece and fight for you (doesn't cost you anything) is probably a good thing for you. The reward won't be much monetarily if they win, but you will have someone advocating your position on your behalf. The injunction in this case is much more important to the author than the reward.

If you have any specific individual questions, let me know.
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