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post #16 of Old 09-15-2010
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Originally Posted by ampro View Post
I was unable to fill the position so started the trip by myself.
Not really a big surprise, considering the terms you require for them to have the privilege. Doing a delivery is a lot of hard work. It takes a fair amount of time to do a longer delivery. Most people, who can afford to take the time to do a longer delivery, really won't be interested in HAVING TO PAY for the privilege of doing so. Not trying to be mean... just stating a fact.

Let's see: You're not paying the crew, you're not feeding the crew. You're not paying for the crew to get to the boat or home from the boat. That's basically asking the crew to subsidize moving your boat—since they're providing free labor, paying for food and transport... WHAT A BARGAIN!!!

They can't be working while they're on the delivery, so they're not getting paid at all...and you're now asking them to shell out money, while they're not getting paid, for the privilege of working their tails off to move YOUR BOAT.

I am currently in Savanna Ga. and am still looking for someone to accompany me. I have a pickup that I am also taking down the coast so I have been taking short hops and then going back for my truck. If you are not in a hurry call me at 303-330-5451. Jeff
Again, good luck with that. When it comes to crew, you often get what you pay for...


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