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Old 08-25-2005, 09:08 PM
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Has anyone had a boat transported using a boat transport company. Is it customary to tip the driver for good service?? If so how much?????/
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i tipped a Ben Franklin for 100 miles 46ft Sea Ray
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Old 08-25-2005, 09:50 PM
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Ok, 25 foot Baja Outlaw. Promised for Thursday evening but now will be Friday morning. Guy seems to be taking very good care. 700 mile trip cost $850

What would you tip???

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Ok, 25 foot Baja Outlaw. Promised for Thursday evening but now will be Friday morning. Guy seems to be taking very good care. 700 mils trip cost $850

What would you tip???
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First, it's a commercial service with a quite respectable tab involved. I wouldn't ordinarily tip unless something unusual merited it.
In your case, on top of that, he's there a day later than promised: You're tipping him for exactly what reason again?!
I can't think of any reason to do so.
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I recently had a boat transported from Kentucky to the Cheaspeake Bay area. Delivery wasn't made on the original date, but the tab was discounted for that delay. The driver was gracious and patient and was tipped a c-note for his efforts. He drove from Atlanta to this destination and then waited an hour while we looked over the boat @ 9pm Monday evening. And helped unload the boat the next morning. As far as tipping goes, if you get good service, it's worth every cent.
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thats a pretty good rate .....considering Fuel ..... 1400 mile round trip cost him 280.00 ....
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Damn, I even said I woulda done that baja up to PA.. all I was lookin for was fuel money.. <shrug>... 700 miles, 8MPG, 2.75 per gallon... that woulda been 240.63... nileage back woulda been about 14mpg.. 137.50 back total.. 378.13. hmmm..
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Chris K felt good with this guy. He moved a boat for a friend of mine. Plus he provided licenses and insurance coverage on my boat.
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I have been thinking about getting into some type of Transportation ...While I would need to make a profit ....I would NOT need it solely to existist ....

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