What does everyone do for a living?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 04cobra23, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. 04cobra23

    04cobra23 Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Aug 21, 2014
    Boca Raton Florida
    340DA and 215LR
    Twin 8.1's and 4.3 Merc
    Evening everyone! Has anyone else gone by a 10+ million dollar house in their boat or car and thought, geez I wonder what they do for a living? Well lets hear it.

    While I'm sad to say that I am still far away from that 10 mill house on the water :smt089:grin: I own a couple of fast casual restaurants here in South Florida that I developed and we just started to roll out licensing agreements for the company. I've also been in the construction industry.
     
  2. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht

    Dinghy: Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    I've been a tile setter for 20 years, it'll be 21 years this May. Started my own tile installation, sales and distributing business 13 years ago.
     
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  3. Mike Blake

    Mike Blake Active Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yankeetown FL West coast
    89 340 Sundance all Raymarine.
    Gas hogs 454X2.
    If I told you .....then I would have to kill you. No I am semi retired .
     
  4. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I'm a systems engineer, focused mainly in our datacenter building and maintaining storage, servers, and networking.

    I don't drive by 10mil houses (there are not many in Rochester) but I do drive past the powerball billboard everyday and think about that :thumbsup:
     
  5. 2000SR380

    2000SR380 Member

    450
    Feb 17, 2014
    Emeryville, CA
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Express Cruiser
    Two 5.0L Gas Mercruiser V8, B3 Outdrives
    I have to admit to some curiosity. So I will play. I spent most of my life as an auto mechanic or a service writer. With 16 years as a Journeynan Technician for a multi line Car Dealer. Worked for IOPort Racing for a few years, and am now driving a desk, selling fiber optic cable. Odd jump in careers I know, goes to prove it is who you know In so far as how such a modest career got me into the nice boats we have owned, some is luck in real estate, but I tell my friends it is because I am still married to my first wife
     
  6. BurgundyS24

    BurgundyS24 Member

    426
    Oct 5, 2014
    Napa, CA
    Sea Ray S24. full delta enclosure. Towed by 2007 Chevy 3500 duramax/allison combo.
    350 with closed fresh water cooling
    Currently i work for my father in law doing construction. We do foundations specializing in replacement not new construction. Im usually found on the machinery (skid steer/mini ex etc) Im also in school trying to get into cal maritime academy for their marine engineering technology program.


    3 days of no rain this week and this is my life.

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  7. Badfish888

    Badfish888 New Member

    85
    Jul 18, 2015
    Va beach
    175
    3.0
    Coast guard, Machinery tech. Large diesels, and outboards. Part of the reason my little 3.0 is kicking my a$$
     
  8. dcpringle

    dcpringle Member

    432
    Dec 13, 2012
    CT River
    2000 Sea Ray 480DB "Diamond Girl"
    Cat 3196 660HP
    I'm a Director of Information Technology for a global company.
     
  9. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    Wholesale/retail fruit and produce business, I also own an a commercial tree fruit orchard.
     
  10. DanW

    DanW Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Apr 3, 2013
    Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Isleton, CA
    1988 340 Sundancer - "Nautical Smiles"
    1998 Regal 2100 LSR
    Sea Ray - Mercruiser 454
    Regal - Volvo 5.0Gi w/ Volvo-Penta outdrive
    I worked on and managed fruit/vegetable farms throughout high school and college. Then I managed full-service hotels for a while. Now I'm an auditor with the State of California.

    Dan
     
  11. Billfletcher

    Billfletcher New Member

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    Feb 20, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    2014, 44, EC.
    2 X 370HP Volvo D6, DPH Duo Prop's
    Engineering Consulting – PE. This same question came up a few years ago in another thread. If I recall correctly, a lot of people on here were engineers. Explains the strong opinions. 
     
  12. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Retired with a seniors bus pass. Used to manage large oil tank farms from concept to completion. Tank sizes up to half a million barrels some farms would have up to 10 tanks in them.
     
  13. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Manufacturing Manager for the world's largest manufacturer of temperature and pressure measuring instruments. This is after spending 30 years in the Wood Products Industry-namely plywood manufacturing.

    Bennett
     
  14. SeaRayCorporate

    SeaRayCorporate Member

    139
    Jul 17, 2013
    Knoxville, TN
    2014 350 SLX
    T350 MAG
    My work consists mostly of trying to help people find a new Sea Ray to fall in love with. And helping all Sea Ray owners make the most of their ownership experience.
     
  15. Black Valkyrie

    Black Valkyrie Member

    411
    Jul 19, 2014
    Canada
    1993 Sundancer 270 DA
    Twin 4.3
    Work on a little TV show that's on the CW Wednesdays at 8 pm.
     
  16. Adios Dinero

    Adios Dinero Member

    54
    Nov 30, 2015
    SF Bay & Delta
    1997 Sea Ray 330 Express Cruiser
    Twin 7.4L MPFI
    Arrow? Cool!
     
  17. JimmyDubai

    JimmyDubai Member SILVER Sponsor

    339
    Oct 13, 2015
    Dubai, UAE
    Sundancer 290 1996, one big block Mercruiser 7.4 LT
    Simrad Go9 XSE + 3G radar
    One, Mercruiser 7.4 V8, 310 HP
    33 years in the oil and gas business (now in decline) at the moment General Manager of an American company for the Middle East and Asia Pacific. This is my 8th international assignment, been to 60 countries, driven a car in 27 of them, played golf in 14 of them. Home is Dubai (UAE), Aberdeen (United Kingdom) and Aventura, FL (USA). Far from the 10 million dollar boat but really proud to have a 290 as my very first boat ever....
     
  18. IanBat

    IanBat New Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 19, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Pro Tournament 36' 1999
    Twin Cummins 5.9L 370hp B Series
    Joined the Army at 15, completed an apprenticeship as a Mechanic, petrol, diesel, auto electrical, hydraulics, fitting, welding......etc.
    Left at 24.
    12 months working as an earthmoving / truck / forklift mechanic.
    Joined the largest hire company in Australia as workshop,supervisor then 8 years as state service manager, industrial relations, safety officer, set up training courses for high reach equipment, boo lifts and scissor lifts.
    12 months service manager for Forklift Company.
    Last 19 years, own business, auto electrical and safety parts supply and manufacture


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  19. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Firmware/software engineer, Software QC manager for a company that makes motion control and vibration test equipment primarily for automotive and aerospace.
    25+ years in test and measurement in one way or another.....

    -Mike
     
  20. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    528
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Fancy cab driver transporting folks around a few continents, generally about 7 miles up doing .82 Mach or so...for the folks that own those homes you speak of.....

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    Last edited: Jan 28, 2016

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