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11-01-2006 07:49 PM
camaraderie SOME of their lobbying efforts are goodbut others smack of nannyism to me. I still pay my dues but don't like all their legislative thrusts. Kinda like the AARP...worth it but they don't speak for ME!
11-01-2006 02:09 PM
sailingdog Good point cruisingdad... and their lobbying efforts are really for the benefit of us all...
11-01-2006 01:05 PM
Cruisingdad True, but join Boat US regardless. If you cannot aford their membership, I truly don't understand how you can afford to boat at all.
11-01-2006 10:08 AM
sailingdog Cam's right. Although BoatUS has a lot of advantages over SeaTow...if they don't exist where you are, they can't help you much. Get which ever service has better coverage in the areas you normally sail.
11-01-2006 09:41 AM
Sebago Many thanks.
10-31-2006 10:13 AM
camaraderie I agree with the value of BUS membership..it is cheap and pays for itself in discounts particularly on fuel. I've had great experiences both times I've had to use their towboat service as well but would not automatically sign up for their extended coverage as SeaTow also does a great job and depending on where you are located or traveling, one may provide better service availability than the other. Check where both services are based locally and pick the one that will get to you more quickly.
10-30-2006 06:48 PM
Cruisingdad The Boat US stuff is basically free with their membership. The membership is so cheap, it should be a part of everyone who boats, especially cruisers (No, I do not work for Boat US, HAHA). However, they have a really nice lobby group and are often the forerunners on legislation to push for boaters rights. Sure hope you have not been depending on your local congressman for that!!

That alone is a good reason to always have a Boat US membership. Just think of the discounts as a freebie on top of that. PS Yes, they work, but you have to mention it upfront in my experience.
10-30-2006 06:18 PM
sailingdog One advantge of a Tow BoatUS membership is that you also get a 15% rebate on your West Marine purchases as certificates good towards future Worst Marine purchases.
10-30-2006 06:10 PM
Vasco I've had both over the years but luckily have not had to use their services. The last few years I've had Boat US. I have had the Boat US discount on fuel but as I don't go to marinas don't know about them. Both companies are very helpful with local knowledge if you hail them.
10-30-2006 05:36 PM
ebs001 Many marinas just ask if you have BoatUS, but many check and the dicounts are real both for fuel and for dockage. If you use marinas extensively you'll pay for your membership in savings.
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