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Old 08-25-2010, 02:45 PM
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:48 PM
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Having to beat friends to the gas attendent got old, our new proceedure has the boat filled and stocked before anyone arrives and we just don't stop at a gas dock, I fill it later when alone. Now I gotta lock the cabin so $$ don't accidentally fall out of pockets.
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Thanks Birdog... You know you're welcome with us anytime too. Well after we get engines back in again... Unless you want a ride on the Whaler?
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At a car show many years back I saw a tiny sticker in the corner of a passenger window. It said: Cash, gas or ass nobody rides for free.
I thought it was Ass, Gas or Grass......
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I live on the beach and for lack of a better word, most of my friends are beach bums which means their typically broke. But for some reason it works out well for me not that i expect it. I supply a gassed boat, and they supply the rest. Sometimes i even get a hand cleaning it up afterward. These are not my rules, i think i just have some decent friends.
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I would never think of asking for fuel, I would be burning it that day anyhow I just enjoy there company, we just tell them we are headed to a beach bring what you like to eat and drink, plus we will have extra. But like everone says your taking people you want to spend time with. At dinner a couple of dollars either way is not a big deal, most make more than me anyway
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:21 PM
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. . . . . Sometimes i even get a hand cleaning it up afterward. .
thats actually a pretty big one. I would love to have a hand cleaning the boat after a couple days of use. Its not hard to kill a whole day doing a complete inside and out cleanup after a long weekend. I would sooner take that over gas money any day
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If you invite the right guests you don't even have to ask.

But then, as so many gracious people in this thread have pointed out, you can always kindly decline.

Not religious or particularly spiritual, but I firmly believe that whatever time you spend showing people a great experience on the water is time off your sentence in hell.

And a few of us could use that.
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But then, as so many gracious people in this thread have pointed out, you can always kindly decline.

Not religious or particularly spiritual, but I firmly believe that whatever time you spend showing people a great experience on the water is time off your sentence in hell.

And a few of us could use that.
I better start invite'in more people . . . . lots more people
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Instead of gas I'll take some donations of time for friends to babysit my kids so I can go f$cking boating....

It works out pretty well in my opnion...... You donate 10-12 hrs of your time on a Saturday afternoon, change crappy diapers, feed the kids, and deal with their b1tching and moaning while my wife and I go out boating for the day and get hammered!

I dunno, seems like a good deal to me!
I'm free this weekend so who's in?
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