Let’s start with our main news today – renting or partnering. We’d like to recognize the work of boatbound.co, getmyboat.com, cruzin.com and a few other new entries in the entrepreneur / startup / get things going realm of boat sharing endeavors. We encourage and support such efforts. Still, we ask the question, would you rather […]
It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been almost a month since the last Nautical Monkey blog. Time flies when you’re having … well … a break from writing blogs. And talking of time, we know it’s precious and the lack of it might mean that some of you haven’t had a chance to get out on […]
Ready to start sharing a boat this season? Would you believe that 2014 is almost three twelfths over already! Whatever your boat sharing plans and aims are for this year, you best get on with them. Time flies after all! Sure it’s still 30 degrees outside, but there’s no time like the present to get […]
One of the biggest problems we encountered when we first set up our boat sharing relationship had to do with tracking expenses and reconciling member payments. As a matter of convenience, sometimes my partner gassed up the boat, sometimes I did. Sometimes he paid for cleaning, minor repairs, oil changes, or a new flashlight and sometimes I did. How were we to keep track of these minor (and some not so minor) costs associated with sharing a boat?Initially, we sent emails back and forth with the amount we paid and tried to reconcile things on a month or semi-monthly basis. This system broke down quickly for obvious reasons.
Winter has come for us in the Northern Hemisphere and many of us may have put our boats and our boat sharing partners in the background as we prepare for winter holidays and activities. Like any long term relationship however, a boat sharing partnership needs to be nurtured and fed during the off season. Even […]
We have just completed the new Find a Boat or Partner section of our web site which provides all the tools you will need to find the perfect sharing match. Take a moment to browse the already growing list of boats and if you haven’t yet listed your boat, it only takes moments to do […]
As a practical matter, has anyone ever found a boat sharing partner online? Even a quick look at the various boating blogs, forums and bulletin boards indicates there are a large number of people actively looking for boating partnerships, but has anyone ever found one through one of these avenues? I see post after post […]
While the question is a little fanciful, it is actually designed with a serious purpose – to examine whether there are good reasons, other than cost savings, for bringing partners on a boat. To be sure, money is a perfectly valid and compelling reason to share a boat, but it may not be enough to […]