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End of season tipping

Is it common to tip marina staff at the end of the season, esp. deckhand(s), mechanic, yard manager, and if so, how much?

Not sure about the latter two, esp., as they're more "management", but everyone has treated me well and indulged my many questions.
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A little rum could go a long way come spring. Good timing is AFTER the boat is laid up ashore.
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Re: End of season tipping

with the hourly rate of pay for yard managers and workers being over double what i made as an rn saving lives, i dont tip them, but i will give a gift of their favorite alcohol when they are done to show appreciation iff they do good work.


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Re: End of season tipping

We'll tip dock hands that catch our lines at marina's enroute, and have given an annual tip to dock hands at home marina. We've found the favor is appreciated and returned many times over with great service.

Haven't tipped mechanic's or managers except when something exceptional is done to help us out (for example a mechanic who worked through a weekend to get us going during a cruise).

Around here at least, even with the very high prices, we don't know anyone in the marine industries (boat builders, marina's, mechanics) who are getting rich doing it, so tips are appreciated, but I don't think there is a convention around this or any expectation.
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Re: End of season tipping

I like to tip the yard hands for doing a good job blocking the boat up. There's a good deal of skill in doing it right and I really appreciate it. End of year tips seem to be waiting too long and somewhat generic. If the guys/gals do a nice job, better to buy them a few beers right then and there to let 'em know.

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Re: End of season tipping

I generally tip them during the season. Not every time, but particularly when they make an effort. Almost always at the fuel/pump out dock. Many go back to school by now, so there isn't really a clear end. We'll be in the water for two more months.


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Re: End of season tipping

What about the launch drivers that take me out to my mooring? The launch is included in my marina fees. My boat is about 100 feet off the gas dock so I haven't gotten to know the drivers other than learning their names and some brief small talk. My boat is a 19 footer with an outboard and porta potty so I haven't used the gas dock or pump out. I've had about half a dozen drivers over the season. I generally am at the boat twice a week. What's the norm in this case?
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Re: End of season tipping

Launch drivers are usually tipped per trip. Unless they bash into your boat.


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