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I think house-swapping and boat-swapping are two very different scenarios.
Logical or not, most of we boaters have a much more personal/emotional connection to our boats than our homes. As such I believe we are much more protective of our floating assets, so to speak.
It would be difficult for me to 'lend' my boat to someone I didn't know. And how can the other person truly know if I'm competent to take his/her boat in kind?
In theory it should be workable, and perhaps often works out, but I'll bet there are a lot of horror stories on this topic too... it'll be interesting to see what comes up here in this thread....
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".. 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)