I Need My Yacht by Friday: True Tales from the Boat Repair Yard
Author: Rod Baker
Format: Kindle Edition
Release Date: April 04, 2017
A recent immigrant to Canada, I had completed an apprenticeship as a shipwright and found a good paying job in the shipyard, which allowed me to buy a three-bedroom house for my growing family. Three weeks before Christmas, the foreman at the shipyard gave me one hour’s notice that I was laid off.
I found piecemeal work to help pay the mortgage — then decided to go into business repairing boats.
I rented a large warehouse, brought a chair from home, made a desk from a door and bought a brown manila envelope to put receipts in.
I Need My Yacht by Friday, is the story of what happened next.