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Old 07-02-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Have you ever considered a boat swap?

I am interested in your thoughts about swapping boats with experienced boaters like those of you on TF.* There are areas of the country I'd love to boat in, but couldn't afford the charter rates.* I'm sure there are folks like us who would love to boat in my home waters in the CA Delta, but couldn't find trawlers available for charter.*

I got to thinking...why not do a boat swap, not unlike a house swap, where I let one of you guys use my boat for a week in my local waters.* In return, I get to use your boat in your local waters.* I would think I'd want to be in town when you borrow mine so I can familiarize you with my systems and local waters and vice versa.*

I'm sure there are liability and insurance issues that would need to be addresses in advance.* SeaTow or Vessel Assist coverage would also be a requirement. Other caveats or pitfalls?

I'm thinking similar sized vessels being swapped here to keep the costs and required skills matched.* What do you guys think?*


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Old 07-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

Interesting. I suppose that the swap would include suggestions on favorite destinations/ anchorages. Would it include a fridge stocked with beer?
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:05 AM   #3
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

Sorry, I wouldn't recommend swapping boats with anyone I wanted to remain friends with.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:24 AM   #4
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

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Old 07-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #5
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

Does this include wife swapping?* No kinky first mates for me.!

If my car was worth $60K I'd consider that much sooner than the boat but you can't borrow my Silver Cloud either. Great idea though. If you want to just loan me your boat I'd be all for it**** .....I'd even pay for half the fuel.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:49 PM   #6
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

FlyWright:

You said, "I am interested in your thoughts about swapping boats ... "

Well, I'm gonna' take you seriously!* Wanna" kick it around a bit and see what we can come up with in the way of refinements to your suggestion?

It would seem to me that the first thing you would want to know is "Where am I going to go boating?".* We know we are headed to San Francisco Bay and the California Delta, if we are swapping tubs with you.*

How do you feel about heading up to Canader, eh?* I live in Sechelt, about 30 miles NW of Vancouver, and the boat resides in Porpoise Bay, at the S end of Sechelt Inlet, and to get anywhere o/s of Sechelt Inlet you are gonna' take on the Sechelt Rapids, the fastest salt water rapids in North America.

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Old 07-03-2011, 01:47 PM   #7
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:43 PM   #8
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I'd settle for just a stateroom and the fridge full of beer.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:03 PM   #9
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Have you ever considered a boat swap?

Interesting concept. I was a part owner of a boat in commercial hire once in the 90s, and it worked well, was a good tax write off, and I was surprised how little trouble there was, especially as most hiring were relative novices to boating, and not current owners with greater experience. In the whole time the only 'damage' was one anchor unable to be freed and had to be sacrificed. However, the hiring, instruction, and maintenance, was all done by a commercial hire company. I'm not sure how I would handle a swap, but it is one of those things that could go incredibly well - or incredibly badly.* Would one be ready to accept the risk of the latter, in order to enjoy the benefits of the former - I don't know...? I think I would be more nervous borrowing a friend's boat than I would letting a friend borrow mine to be honest.


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Old 07-03-2011, 09:06 PM   #10
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PS I voted for number 4 in the end.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:50 PM   #11
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

Now that's a good idea Mike. I'd even go for it. But my boat's too small. Also the door to the head got in the way so I took it off. Many are too modest for that. A very good Idea though. Almost everyone else has a big enough boat. I think many things should be decided ahead of time also. Think of all the exotic places*** ....Bahamas, FL Keys, Maine and the Ohio River.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:48 PM   #12
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

My boat discourages overnight guests.* While the saloon can sleep up to three, the bathroom is accessed*via the master bedroom.* On the other hand, Ray "next door" has a Grand Banks with two bathrooms.

("We" sleep two; feed/entertain four more.)
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:55 PM   #13
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Yes, but Tiger Woods never got back too me? **
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:04 AM   #14
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

It makes a lot of sense, but in reality it would be hard to do.

People with simular size boats would probably fit best.

Than there is the problem of some boats being worth a lot more than others.*

Not really a practical idea.

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:38 PM   #15
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Sounds like an interesting idea.* In the right situation it might work out quite well.* I could see the chance of the thing going south to be pretty large in the wrong situation.* In my case, I would want more experience with my own boat to search out the gremlins and kill them before I trusted it with someone else.* I fully expect there to issues and challenges that I need to learn about and fix as I shakeout the 'new' boat.* My first cruise a couple weeks ago, down the Tennessee, Cumberland,and Ohio rivers and up the Mississippe River showed me I have issues to address.** After I have more familiarity and experience with the boat I think I could help a handy captain thru about anything over the phone.

The cruising waters would make a difference,* In my case, the Mississippi river between Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota are very nice cruise waters but there are real hazards for the unfamiliar.* River charts don't have depth on them.* On the other hand, the scenery is good to very good, the sandbar beaches are pretty wonderful, and the small towns along the way are very friendly

I wouldn't want to borrow a marina queen of a boat.* Stuff does happen.* I find that really fussy people don't leave the marina very often.* I try to keep my boat nice but not pristine.* It gets used.

I voted number three.* It would really depend on the boat, person, place and situation.* I would enetertain the idea, in the end you could always respectfuly say no.** But the idea of exploring new water is appealing.


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Old 07-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #16
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

I voted for the last one. Heck it's only a boat. Not your S/O.

If you break it you bought it.

It's insured right? Mine is.

If she sinks I get a new. (Well in my case.)**Another boat to work on.

Anybody coming up to the real Alaska.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #17
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RE: Have you ever considered a boat swap?

Skipperdude:

You asked, "Anybody coming up to the real Alaska."

Prince William Sound looks like/sounds like some great boating, but my insurance runs out at Cape Spencer, and the premium for that is already too high.* I'll take my own Commander 30 as far as Glacier Bay, Elfin Cove, Pelican and Sitka when the time available to me presents an opportunity.

Yakutat was shut down a while back because their fuel tank farm was pronounced to be inadequate.* Has that been rectified?

Keep us posted on "the real Alaska" as you are able.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:06 AM   #18
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Have you ever considered a boat swap?

Sorry about the real Alaska Quip. It is just that I consider Souheast to be real touristy. Lots of towns and cruise ships.

Prince William Sound is not a destination for the faint of heart. Only 3 towns on the whole Sound. Valdez, Cordova and Whittier.

When you are out on the Sound the only help is another boat and the Coast Guard. Both are a long way away. Hence My signature If you can't fix it you do without.

There is another small village about 12 hours at Trawler speed. Cheniga in Sawmill Bay.

But Man is it a beautiful Trip.

The Time Bandit of Deadliest catch fame.

*** The other pic is when I traded some shrimp for a nice silver.

My sis and said Silver.

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Old 07-07-2011, 05:15 PM   #19
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Skipperdude:* Thanks for the pics from PWS.* Mebbe' some day...

Best I can do is offer you some pics from another site (I hesitate to do that, but I got a favourable comment from Woodsong, so maybe I can sneak it by the new moderator... there is too much to copy here) showing you what I like about the BC part of the IP.

http://www.boatered.com/forum/topic....79&whichpage=1

We will have to swap boats for 6 weeks to get this done.* *

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:41 PM   #20
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Skipperdude:* Thanks for the pics from PWS.* Mebbe' some day...

Best I can do is offer you some pics from another site (I hesitate to do that, but I got a favourable comment from Woodsong, so maybe I can sneak it by the new moderator... there is too much to copy here) showing you what I like about the BC part of the IP.

http://www.boatered.com/forum/topic....79&whichpage=1

We will have to swap boats for 6 weeks to get this done.* *

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Just kidding...your link is ok I think- I don't see a bunch of TF jumping ship over to BE though that could be entertaining to watch. *:cowboy:
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