Well, in the Austin Area the only game in town is at Lake Travis at "Just For Fun". They rented all types of power boats, Party Barges, Houseboats, wave runners, pontoon boats and 14'-16' runabouts. So they hired me to drive the Party Barges and and occasionally the houseboats that ranged from 40 to 80 feet. I also did some SeaTow work as well. I spent all of summer 08 into September driving and logging lots of commercial sea time. This was not the best summer for the Admiral since I was working a lot during the week days and all day on weekends
The transition to Corpus was a way bigger deal than we thought it would be. We are now living aboard part time and part time at our rental condo that we share with our son in Port Aransas. It is up for sale and hopefully it will sell before 11/11. We will spend this next year stretching our cruising legs around the South Texas Coastal Bend and continue the outfit the boat for cruising and full time live aboard. Just living aboard an old boat exposes some unforeseen problems. Best to have these corrected before ever leaving the dock for distant destinations.