****, I wouldnt have even offered them the ride in the first place. A good rule is to never mix business with pleasure. Especially when it comes to buying that house. In this situation you just opened yourself up to too many headaches. Once the offer was there and they got on board, you were stuck with their ignorant arses. You obviously couldnt have left them at the dock, your buying the house off of his dad. Wonder how that would affect the sale if you ticked off junior. As far as them not paying for gas or helping when the rain hit, as stated before, some people just dont get it. Its water over the damn at that point and there is nothing you can do. I dont expect money from my friends when we go boating. Its my contribution and pleasure to take them out. I make the payment, pay for gas and they bring the beer, food and girls. It all works out that way. We all have fun and enjoy it. They will offer to help tie it up at the docks, put out bumpers, cover it and so forth. They also know the rule about no shoes on the vinyl. Thats a biggie for me. Even when we pick up girls, no shoes on the vinyl. I dont care if they have to take them off before they step in or not. Usually not a problem. Best thing you could have done there Jason, not invite them out in the first place.