Re: Vancouver area : looking about sharing a boat
Assuming the sailing club angle didn't look that good after all? If you do go into a partnership arrangement make sure that all contingencies are sorted out in advance.. buyout rights, eventual dissolution of the whole partnership, sharing of duties, costs, obligations to each member as to how the boat is 'left' for the next guy - and esp how the insurance/deductable is to be dealt with in the event of one partner having an incident causing damage to the vessel and/or the equipment ( ie.. running aground, blowing out a sail, losing gear overboard)
This is just as important when you're partnering with 'buddies' or with strangers.
A good partnership arrangement will work well for all parties, each enjoying a much more substantial vessel than they might on their own. Good luck.
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"