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Celebrating Memorial Day with Friends and Family

We've been working pretty hard at Nautical Monkey and haven't even had a chance to get out on the water.  We finally decided that all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.  Here are a few pics from our first outing this season - cheers to the beautiful ladies and friends who came along and all our thoughts to the people who have lost love ones in military service.We've been working pretty hard at Nautical Monkey and haven't even had a chance to get out on the water.  We finally decided that all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.Here are a few pics from our
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Nautical Monkey Site Updates for May, 2014

We’re still busy little bees here at Nautical Monkey – much like you good people no doubt! Our development staff has been busier than the rest of us however – we have a slate of brand new boat sharing, member pleasing features to show off to you all. Scheduler Updates Three 8-Hour Slots: The scheduler […]
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Ready to start sharing a boat this season?

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 […]
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How to Track Expenses and Payments in a Boat Sharing Relationship

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.
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Nautical Monkey Update – My Boat Sharing Business

Nautical Monkey is coming up on our 3rd birthday and boy are we excited. We’ve spent the last 3 years writing thousands of lines of code, building a great resource of articles, tips and informational posts, we’we’ve completely revamped our online scheduler and many other aspects of our web site. We’ve been growing our membership daily […]
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New Sample Boat Sharing Agreements – Partnership, Syndicate, Bareboat Charter

Having a Syndicate/Partnership or Bareboat Sharing Agreement in place with your partners is essential to a successful partnership. A Boat sharing contract, like any good contract, creates a context for a smooth and mutually beneficial relationship between the parties.  It clearly defines the party’s responsibilities and expectations, outlines what happens if something goes wrong (i.e., […]
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Managing a Boat Sharing Partnership in the off Season

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 […]
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Sharing a boat and need a good calendaring system?

The Nautical Monkey boat sharing calendar provides the most flexible online boat sharing calendar available.  The system allows you to: Add as many partners as you like Set percentages for each partner Divide each day into one, two, three or more slots Allow partners to “Swap” one reservation for another when circumstances change Allow partners […]
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