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no, not broaching! this is kind of a silly question but it gets me every time we go out to the marina on a weekday. On the weekends we take a launch out to our mooring and they have a few young kids drive the boats, I tip them a buck or two. On weekdays the guys that take us out to the mooring are yard hands, older. Never really sure if tipping these guys is ok or would be insulting to them. Anyone else in a similar situation?
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Do you tip launch pilots?

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Your best bet is to discreetly ask some of the other (preferably longer time) members what their policy is, since "reasonable" really varies. I don't think the yardhands would be insulted, the odds are that running the lanuch is either a breka they look forward to, or a chore that interrupts them, and either way "beer money" is probably appreciated. If the guys look surprised, just tell 'em its a hot day & you wanted to buy them a cold drink or something.
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The retired older guy deserves a tip. They're not doing that job because they don't have anything elsed to do.

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