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So recognizing everyone is different but what's a normal expectation of a boat passengers contribution on a fishing trip?. My buddy's old man had a nice big boat and is super generous taking anyone out pretty much whenever they want. He is also super against anyone buying fuel, lunch, whatever. He did let me pull it out of the water and to a paint shop for him once since I have way more trailering experience than him and in his words "I'm tired of paying the marina to fix the stuff I keep hitting" but that's about as far as he will go.

His son bought a boat last year and I've known him way too long and way too well to put up with him trying to let me be a freeloader on trips so I'm curious from you boat owners what's a reasonable, appreciated contribution from someone you're taking out for a day?

I always chip in for gas and bring food.

I always bring Bananas to share

For me, it's a judgement call on the situation, as each one can be vastly different. If I'm going fishing, and there is room on the boat, they don't pay. I am fortunate to be in a position where I make a good living, and don't really need the money. It also depends on the people going. I take people who love to fish, but don't have a boat, and really can't afford to pay a guide, again, they pay nothing. I also have a bunch of friends who are in similar situations as me, make a good living, and can afford to chip in. In those situations, I am ok with them helping on fuel, but we split it up. As for food and gear, I am particular on how I fish for Salmon, so we use my gear. My wife doesn't let anyone go hungry, and is usually along to run the gear while I drive.



--- Quote from: Rob on April 18, 2022, 08:17:54 AM ---I always bring Bananas to share

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Is there a story behind this?  :chuckle:


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