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SAILOR/BOATWRIGHT: Romanticization Of The Sea & Creating A Connection To The Natural World

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Reese, a sailor and boatwright, spends his typical day performing structural or cosmetic work on sailboats as well as fixing engines and installing electrical systems. He began sailing when he was 9 and it was then when he developed a romantic fantasy about the sea and being connected to the natural world. He has lived on his boat and sailed it across the Pacific Ocean.

Job Title: Sailor & Boatwright
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Sailors and Marine Oilers

Job Description

Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.

On-the-Job Training

Significant on the job training can be expected for entry level works for the first year.

Certification Requirement
Required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Other licenses may be required, depending on the specifications of the job.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Military, Outdoor, Physically demanding, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands, Strength/stamina, Technical skills, Teamwork, Adventurous

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m='9980'>and</span> <span m='11360'>install</span> <span m='12040'>electrical</span> <span m='12480'>systems</span> <span m='13010'>in</span> <span m='13240'>sailboats.</span> </p><p><span m='13680'>I</span> <span m='14020'>owned</span> <span m='14770'>for</span> <span m='15030'>the</span> <span m='15190'>last</span> <span m='15440'>two</span> <span m='15540'>years</span> <span m='15840'>my</span> <span m='16000'>own</span> <span m='16160'>sailboat</span> <span m='17160'>and</span> <span m='17480'>did</span> <span m='17630'>all</span> <span m='17770'>the</span> <span m='17880'>work</span> <span m='18060'>on</span> <span m='18190'>that.</span> <span m='18380'>And</span> <span m='18590'>through</span> <span m='18910'>teaching</span> <span m='19240'>myself</span> <span m='19730'>those</span> <span m='19980'>trades,</span> <span m='20440'>because</span> <span m='20740'>I</span> <span m='20790'>was</span> <span m='20960'>the</span> <span m='21100'>owner</span> <span m='21280'>of</span> <span m='21340'>my</span> <span m='21500'>own</span> <span m='21670'>boat,</span> <span m='22000'>I</span> <span m='22090'>then</span> <span m='22340'>started</span> <span m='22640'>to</span> <span m='22710'>apply</span> <span m='23020'>those</span> <span m='23330'>to</span> <span m='23480'>jobs</span> <span m='24060'>when</span> <span m='24280'>other</span> <span m='24460'>people</span> <span m='24660'>needed</span> <span m='24810'>that</span> <span m='25000'>kind of</span> <span m='25305'>help.</span> </p><p><span m='25610'>The</span> <span m='25730'>nautical</span> <span m='26090'>trades</span> <span m='26650'>are</span> <span m='27090'>pretty</span> <span m='27300'>traditional,</span> <span m='28330'>and</span> <span m='28590'>they</span> <span m='28700'>require</span> <span m='29910'>a</span> <span m='29960'>long,</span> <span m='30250'>hard</span> <span m='30530'>workday.</span> <span m='31390'>So</span> <span m='31770'>starting</span> <span m='32140'>early,</span> <span m='33190'>getting</span> <span m='33410'>to</span> <span m='33520'>a</span> <span m='33580'>job</span> <span m='33820'>site</span> <span m='33950'>usually</span> <span m='34330'>at</span> <span m='34380'>a</span> <span m='34430'>marina,</span> <span m='34780'>which</span> <span m='34900'>is</span> <span m='35010'>a</span> <span m='35060'>floating</span> <span m='35560'>environment,</span> <span m='36650'>which</span> <span m='36850'>is</span> <span m='36930'>usually</span> <span m='37230'>pretty</span> <span m='37430'>interesting,</span> <span m='38640'>gathering</span> <span m='39040'>tools,</span> <span m='39530'>and</span> <span m='39660'>then</span> <span m='39850'>spending</span> <span m='40250'>a</span> <span m='40290'>bunch</span> <span m='40510'>of</span> <span m='40600'>time</span> <span m='40870'>trying</span> <span m='41070'>to</span> <span m='41120'>figure</span> <span m='41430'>out</span> <span m='41630'>how</span> <span m='41990'>this</span> <span m='42250'>incredibly</span> <span m='42740'>complex</span> <span m='43320'>project</span> <span m='43850'>is</span> <span m='43970'>going</span> <span m='44140'>to</span> <span m='44280'>transpire.</span> </p><p><span m='44890'>Because</span> <span m='45890'>of</span> <span m='45990'>the</span> <span m='46060'>nature</span> <span m='46500'>of</span> <span m='46880'>boats,</span> <span m='47920'>when</span> <span m='48500'>you're</span> <span m='48570'>doing</span> <span m='48760'>any</span> <span m='48880'>kind</span> <span m='49030'>of</span> <span m='49090'>structural,</span> <span m='49630'>or</span> <span m='49700'>electrical,</span> <span m='50290'>or</span> <span m='50360'>installing</span> <span m='50615'>an</span> <span m='50870'>appliance,</span> <span m='51310'>or</span> <span m='51390'>changing</span> <span m='51760'>anything</span> <span m='52080'>on it,</span> <span m='53000'>it's</span> <span m='53360'>difficult</span> <span m='54360'>simply</span> <span m='54750'>to</span> <span m='54830'>get</span> <span m='55170'>into</span> <span m='55400'>the</span> <span m='55510'>place</span> <span m='55760'>where you</span> <span m='55870'>have</span> <span m='55990'>to</span> <span m='56070'>do</span> <span m='56190'>the</span> <span m='56300'>work.</span> <span m='56800'>At</span> <span m='56970'>the</span> <span m='57050'>same</span> <span m='57340'>time,</span> <span m='57800'>the</span> <span m='57880'>materials</span> <span m='58330'>you are</span> <span m='58420'>using,</span> <span m='59290'>fiberglass</span> <span m='60040'>usually</span> <span m='60460'>or</span> <span m='60600'>wood,</span> <span m='61470'>and</span> <span m='64680'>manufacturing</span> <span m='65600'>the</span> <span m='65690'>parts</span> <span m='66090'>that are</span> <span m='66290'>needed</span> <span m='66460'>is</span> <span m='66680'>a really</span> <span m='66870'>time-consuming</span> <span m='67460'>project.</span> </p><p><span m='67750'>So</span> <span m='67830'>there's</span> <span m='67960'>a</span> <span m='68030'>lot</span> <span m='68230'>of</span> <span m='68290'>time</span> <span m='68540'>spent</span> <span m='69540'>kind</span> <span m='69700'>of</span> <span m='69760'>sitting</span> <span m='70000'>around</span> <span m='70240'>staring</span> <span m='70670'>at it</span> <span m='70870'>trying</span> <span m='71020'>to</span> <span m='71080'>figure</span> <span m='71330'>out</span> <span m='71390'>what</span> <span m='71530'>the heck is</span> <span m='71840'>going</span> <span m='71940'>to</span> <span m='71980'>go</span> <span m='72170'>on,</span> <span m='73050'>and</span> <span m='73250'>then</span> <span m='73850'>more</span> <span m='74090'>time</span> <span m='74360'>figuring</span> <span m='74650'>out</span> <span m='74820'>how</span> <span m='74940'>you're</span> <span m='75050'>going</span> <span m='75150'>to</span> <span m='75190'>build the</span> <span m='75500'>things you</span> <span m='75790'>need</span> <span m='75960'>to</span> <span m='76020'>build,</span> <span m='76990'>and</span> <span m='77150'>then</span> <span m='77300'>usually</span> <span m='77660'>taking</span> <span m='77850'>it</span> <span m='77990'>back</span> <span m='78190'>apart</span> <span m='78490'>again</span> <span m='78710'>because</span> <span m='78970'>you've</span> <span m='79160'>done</span> <span m='79330'>something</span> <span m='79590'>wrong,</span> <span m='79930'>and then</span> <span m='80150'>doing</span> <span m='80450'>it again.</span> <span m='81240'>There's a</span> <span m='81300'>lot</span> <span m='81490'>of</span> <span m='81530'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='82110'>I</span> <span m='82790'>started</span> <span m='83240'>sailing</span> <span m='83910'>at</span> <span m='84210'>the</span> <span m='84380'>Berkeley</span> <span m='85720'>UCAC,</span> <span m='86610'>which</span> <span m='86790'>is</span> <span m='86860'>the</span> <span m='86930'>University</span> <span m='87360'>of</span> <span m='87400'>California</span> <span m='87910'>Aquatic</span> <span m='88320'>Center</span> <span m='88550'>in</span> <span m='88640'>Berkeley,</span> <span m='89160'>California.</span> <span m='90310'>They</span> <span m='90430'>have</span> <span m='90600'>a</span> <span m='90660'>program</span> <span m='91270'>for</span> <span m='91530'>children</span> <span m='92060'>during</span> <span m='92230'>the</span> <span m='92290'>summertime</span> <span m='92820'>where</span> <span m='92970'>you</span> <span m='93100'>can</span> <span m='93230'>learn</span> <span m='93410'>to</span> <span m='93500'>sail,</span> <span m='94130'>kayak,</span> <span m='94630'>and</span> <span m='96770'>windsurf.</span> </p><p><span m='97830'>I</span> <span m='97960'>started</span> <span m='98210'>doing</span> <span m='98310'>that</span> <span m='98470'>when</span> <span m='98570'>I</span> <span m='98640'>think</span> <span m='98850'>I</span> <span m='98890'>was</span> <span m='99370'>9</span> <span m='99750'>or</span> <span m='99820'>10</span> <span m='100290'>and</span> <span m='100490'>then</span> <span m='100710'>from</span> <span m='100930'>there</span> <span m='101190'>developed</span> <span m='101670'>a</span> <span m='102010'>romantic</span> <span m='102750'>fantasy</span> <span m='103650'>about</span> <span m='104220'>the</span> <span m='104520'>sea,</span> <span m='104850'>and</span> <span m='104980'>sailing,</span> <span m='105460'>and</span> <span m='105550'>how</span> <span m='105680'>useful</span> <span m='105935'>the</span> <span m='106190'>technology</span> <span m='106450'>of</span> <span m='106710'>the</span> <span m='106790'>sailboat</span> <span m='107270'>is</span> <span m='107520'>and</span> <span m='107640'>how</span> <span m='107790'>good</span> <span m='108010'>it</span> <span m='108130'>is</span> <span m='108390'>for</span> <span m='108600'>humans</span> <span m='108920'>to</span> <span m='109070'>know</span> <span m='109220'>how</span> <span m='109350'>to</span> <span m='109410'>utilize</span> <span m='109920'>it</span> <span m='110420'>so</span> <span m='110610'>they</span> <span m='110730'>can</span> <span m='110830'>be</span> <span m='110930'>connected</span> <span m='111340'>to</span> <span m='111440'>the</span> <span m='111510'>natural</span> <span m='111830'>world.</span> </p><p><span m='112690'>And</span> <span m='113470'>when</span> <span m='113740'>I</span> <span m='113810'>was</span> <span m='114210'>26,</span> <span m='115220'>I</span> <span m='115350'>bought</span> <span m='115850'>my</span> <span m='116000'>first</span> <span m='116480'>keelboat</span> <span m='116730'>and</span> <span m='117110'>lived</span> <span m='117360'>on it</span> <span m='117480'>for</span> <span m='117680'>two</span> <span m='117830'>years</span> <span m='118350'>and</span> <span m='118450'>then</span> <span m='119560'>went</span> <span m='119810'>sailing</span> <span m='120110'>across</span> <span m='120410'>the</span> <span m='120480'>Pacific</span> <span m='120890'>Ocean</span> <span m='121440'>a</span> <span m='121510'>year</span> <span m='121760'>ago.</span> <span m='122690'>And</span> <span m='123830'>since</span> <span m='124250'>then</span> <span m='124650'>have</span> <span m='124880'>just</span> <span m='125090'>kind</span> <span m='125260'>of</span> <span m='125360'>been</span> <span m='125620'>involved</span> <span m='126390'>in</span> <span m='126720'>the</span> <span m='126820'>boating</span> <span m='127160'>community.</span> </p><p><span m='127890'>And</span> <span m='128400'>there's</span> <span m='128690'>a</span> <span m='129759'>very</span> <span m='130000'>strong</span> <span m='131050'>need</span> <span m='131530'>for</span> <span m='131880'>the</span> <span m='131990'>concept</span> <span m='132390'>of</span> <span m='132470'>help</span> <span m='132795'>in</span> <span m='133120'>the</span> <span m='133210'>boating</span> <span m='133480'>community,</span> <span m='133890'>because</span> <span m='134930'>tasks</span> <span m='135470'>are</span> <span m='135580'>usually</span> <span m='136050'>too</span> <span m='136220'>difficult</span> <span m='136600'>for</span> <span m='136680'>one</span> <span m='136910'>person</span> <span m='137190'>to</span> <span m='137260'>accomplish</span> <span m='137670'>by</span> <span m='137830'>themselves.</span> <span m='139110'>So</span> <span m='140680'>if</span> <span m='140940'>one</span> <span m='141150'>has</span> <span m='141390'>a boat</span> <span m='141670'>and</span> <span m='141770'>is</span> <span m='141900'>involved</span> <span m='142170'>in</span> <span m='142220'>the</span> <span m='142310'>community,</span> <span m='142650'>one</span> <span m='142810'>usually</span> <span m='143130'>learns</span> <span m='143530'>how</span> <span m='143730'>to</span> <span m='143870'>work</span> <span m='144130'>on</span> <span m='144250'>boats</span> <span m='145130'>through</span> <span m='145330'>teamwork</span> <span m='145780'>with</span> <span m='145890'>other</span> <span m='146050'>people</span> <span m='146310'>that</span> <span m='146440'>are</span> <span m='146520'>also</span> <span m='146780'>working</span> <span m='147080'>on</span> <span m='147190'>their</span> <span m='147350'>boats</span> <span m='147670'>or</span> <span m='147870'>other's.</span> </p><p><span m='148540'>I</span> <span m='148670'>know</span> <span m='148880'>now</span> <span m='149340'>a</span> <span m='149440'>lot</span> <span m='149690'>about</span> <span m='150240'>different</span> <span m='150550'>systems</span> <span m='151020'>of</span> <span m='151100'>a</span> <span m='151170'>boat.</span> <span m='152700'>One</span> <span m='152960'>of</span> <span m='153010'>the</span> <span m='153090'>fascinating</span> <span m='153530'>aspects</span> <span m='154000'>of</span> <span m='154120'>a</span> <span m='154200'>boat</span> <span m='154560'>is</span> <span m='154820'>that</span> <span m='154950'>it</span> <span m='155070'>has</span> <span m='155600'>many</span> <span m='155860'>of</span> <span m='155910'>the</span> <span m='155980'>same</span> <span m='156210'>systems</span> <span m='156740'>that</span> <span m='157050'>residential</span> <span m='158580'>environments</span> <span m='159160'>have,</span> <span m='159720'>and</span> <span m='159970'>also</span> <span m='160200'>automotive,</span> <span m='160900'>and</span> <span m='161180'>also</span> <span m='161650'>other</span> <span m='161880'>aspects</span> <span m='162370'>of</span> <span m='163290'>life</span> <span m='163600'>on</span> <span m='163780'>the</span> <span m='163860'>planet.</span> </p><p><span m='164410'>There's</span> <span m='164770'>electrical</span> <span m='165490'>and</span> <span m='166210'>oftentimes</span> <span m='166900'>an</span> <span m='166990'>engine,</span> <span m='167350'>and</span> <span m='167730'>there's</span> <span m='167870'>structural</span> <span m='168410'>like</span> <span m='168620'>a</span> <span m='168660'>house</span> <span m='169040'>has,</span> <span m='169950'>and</span> <span m='170080'>then</span> <span m='170210'>there's</span> <span m='170390'>also</span> <span m='170640'>these</span> <span m='171070'>specialized</span> <span m='171610'>componentry</span> <span m='172320'>as</span> <span m='172600'>the</span> <span m='172700'>sail,</span> <span m='173170'>and</span> <span m='173260'>the</span> <span m='173330'>mast,</span> <span m='173850'>and</span> <span m='174680'>the</span> <span m='174890'>physics that</span> <span m='175300'>are</span> <span m='175460'>involved</span> <span m='175820'>in</span> <span m='175910'>those</span> <span m='176470'>different</span> <span m='176810'>systems.</span> </p><p><span m='177350'>So</span> <span m='177520'>I've</span> <span m='177860'>developed</span> <span m='178240'>a</span> <span m='178280'>very</span> <span m='178490'>broad</span> <span m='178840'>knowledge</span> <span m='179200'>about</span> <span m='179450'>the</span> <span m='179510'>parts</span> <span m='179810'>of</span> <span m='179860'>the</span> <span m='179940'>boat,</span> <span m='180190'>how</span> <span m='180320'>they</span> <span m='180410'>work</span> <span m='180640'>with</span> <span m='180760'>each</span> <span m='180960'>other,</span> <span m='181670'>how</span> <span m='181820'>to</span> <span m='181900'>manipulate</span> <span m='182350'>materials</span> <span m='183690'>in</span> <span m='183870'>those</span> <span m='184150'>different</span> <span m='184520'>scenarios</span> <span m='185220'>to</span> <span m='185360'>the</span> <span m='185460'>best</span> <span m='185810'>perform</span> <span m='186280'>the</span> <span m='186380'>way that</span> <span m='186510'>you</span> <span m='186710'>want</span> <span m='186940'>to,</span> <span m='187300'>how</span> <span m='187470'>the</span> <span m='187620'>ocean</span> <span m='187970'>interacts</span> <span m='188440'>with</span> <span m='188600'>materials,</span> <span m='189540'>how</span> <span m='189690'>the</span> <span m='189790'>ocean</span> <span m='190070'>works,</span> <span m='191550'>tides,</span> <span m='192800'>the</span> <span m='192900'>moon,</span> <span m='193260'>the</span> <span m='193340'>planets,</span> <span m='194640'>sea</span> <span m='194890'>life,</span> <span m='196600'>salt</span> <span m='196870'>water</span> <span m='197110'>corrosion.</span> </p>","file":{"id":378745,"video_id":"3374270877001","name":"2322-Reese-p-SailboatMechanic","duration":198879,"thumbnail_url":null}});