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Delivery crew etiquette, plane tickets...
OK, please don't burn me at the stake for not knowing this already. As many of you know, our new-to-us boat is in new england, and in the spring, we'll be bringing her home to MD on a coastal trip. My crew will be family members and friends who are all experienced sailors (some more than others, but all capable).
My question is about etiquette. Of course, I will be paying for all provisions, any gear needed that can stay with the boat (and possibly some that won't), and generally trying to treat everyone well and keep my crew happy. Most everyone has their own foul weather gear, so I might have to buy an odd harness or lifejacket--no big deal.
The question I have is in regards to travel expenses (mostly plane tickets). We're all coming from different places, or on different days, which means some folks are going to have to fly up to meet us at the boat. In the past, when I've crewed in these situations, I had to pay for my own plane ticket, but I didn't have to pay for anything else.
What's the etiquette on this? Plane tickets add a big expense to an already expensive proposition, but I will pay for them if it's the proper thing to do, or poor form to do otherwise.
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