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    a mobile boat mechanic


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    hi all im setting up as a mobile mechanic in the greater london area im cheap (low overheads not low skills) im widely skilled and i can be booked from monday
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    happy cruising!
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    Nice one TYRO, and good luck with it...
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    Cheers bud

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    Hope it works well for you :-)
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    I presume you can do more than boats?
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    good luck with your new venture
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    With more folks taking to the water in an overcrowded London, you should have plenty of work. All the best with it
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    I can do most things electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, servicing and light repair
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    Good luck!
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    Hi and all the best with your venture.
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    Cheers guys it means alot!
    All good so far six customers six shining reviews and a narrowboat helm session, I could get used to this
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    Hello.
    Wishing you every success in your new venture!
    I read your post yesterday. Today i misfuelled with petrol instead of diesel in car, and thought i wish i had a MobiMech. The only reasonable Mobile Auto Electrician i knew of operating in the M25 area (that i trusted) has retired. So the question is, would you do diesel cars in the M25 area too?

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    I cam but my equipments limited you need a pump out and clean there are mobile services that can sort you out online.
    How much fuel did you have and how much did you put in and did you run it after?

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    Blessings Of Good Luck And Wishes Of Successful Big Bright New Adventures For You As I Blow Upon My Blow Wisher Sending My Wishes Flowing Far And Wide And Up Up Into The Skies... For Your Business To Grows Like The Tree's Tall..Strong And Branching Out So You May Reach Your Dreamzzz And Goals In This Be Your Life
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    Best of luck with the new venture.

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    I cam but my equipments limited you need a pump out and clean there are mobile services that can sort you out online.
    How much fuel did you have and how much did you put in and did you run it after?
    Thanks for your reply. Its sorted, via rac 200 quid to drain out petrol and 75 fuel filter via my mechanic. But whilst I was sitting there, I was thinking of this bloke on ukhippy forum that's a mobile boat engineer, and thought .......
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    Im tempted to spread out into mobile homes and conversions they all work the same
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    Work is work, if you can do it, and people will pay you to do it, then go for it!

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    Yeah man I thought what better job for a nomad is a nomad which fixes nomads stuff :-)
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    Really happy for you John x
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    All the best

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    Best of luck with it. If you can afford to remain specialised do so, you could become the "go to" man for generations of boat people.
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    Hows the boat fettling going? I have done what you are doing now most of my life and made a good living from it. Are you a boat owner? If so and want to combine work with travel, wage, part full gas bottles and free moorings then take yourself and home to the big hire companies, you will also learn that you can break a boat in more ways than you thought possible.
    I do BSS examinations now as my back gets less keen to contort itself into the strange angles required to repair boats.
    Good luck
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    That's brilliant John. You have unlimited knowledge and mechanical slkills you can apply. Your greatest strength is your warm friendly personality. You make folk feel at ease around you and that's no easy task when you have their broken pride and joy in bits and their wallet open.

    If you can diversify into motorhomes then you truly are invaluable to nomad communities.
    A small cheap runaround van would also allow you to visit/ collect your kids with minimal hassle. If you get further a field and need access to more tools etc just give us a shout.
    MobiMec is a great business name for a boat mechanic and a boat name. All the best with your business TYRO
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