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Old 10-18-2013
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Re: Cruising yachts behaving if they're doing us a favour

When I let myself on my boat, it averages out to cost me around $50-75 a day to go sailing. Most people who sail with me are guests and the pay nothing at all.

But there are some people who have such unreasonably inconsiderate and spoiled personalities that I would not allow them on my boat unless I absolutely had to. Those people I charge 35 euro's a day, and insist that they help with sailing the boat and doing maintenance. If they agree to those terms then its their problem not mine.

If they straighten out the price is free, if they stay for months and don't straighten out I double the price and insist that they also complain on sailing forums so other people can ridicule them and help straighten them out, or at least can see what I had to put up with.

I hope that helps you,

Jeff
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Last edited by Jeff_H; 10-18-2013 at 07:20 PM.