Originally Posted by aeventyr60
Off shore most crew contribute to the costs.
Not on Auspicious. I pay costs from the time we leave the dock until we hit the dock again, and have even helped beyond that in some circumstances. Crew are not passengers. They have duties and responsibilities.
Sure there are a lot of people who want to sail with me, but not all are qualified. Not all will be available. Frankly, some are more talk than action and won't show up.
In my experience many of the really good and experienced crew (with some exceptions) have lots of rides to choose from.
If you're talking about day-sails then food and beverage contributions are always appreciated. I would never ask anyone to contribute to boat costs.