I'm currently looking at becoming a deckhand and I know most places require experience. I currently live in NJ and have been looking for boats that I could gain the experience an knowledge that is needed. But have had no luck. I'm currently in the process of getting my TWIC and saving the money needed to get the STCW course that is needed also if anybody knows other places to take that course I'd appreciate it. A little background on my experience I served two years in the coast guard after that worked on a passenger ferry going from NJ to NYC for 2 1/2 years. I've done multiple shipyard periods. While in highschool I did some day work on a small fishing boat doing deck maintenance and wash downs. I know my way around a boat and eager to learn and build on to that. Any advice would be very much appreciated.