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Old 04-14-2010
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It also depends on whether you're at your home marina, where you might just tip the launch drivers once at the end of the season, or at another marina, where you're a transient and should tip for services rendered.

I'd point out that the launch drivers are often the first line of defense when something goes wrong with your boat as BoxedUp points out. They're also the first line of defense when it comes to thieves and such.
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