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Old 06-24-2018, 11:09 AM   #21
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Always tip the dockhands - some places more than others. In a small town or dock the Dockmaster is the same as a dockhand so same with them.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:11 PM   #22
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The city-owned marina here is operated by government employees. I don't tip them but pay berthing fees and property taxes.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:14 PM   #23
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Pages? Huh. I just do what I feel I need to do. Honestly? Donít care what others do.
I agree!!! I donít and I donít care what others do
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Always tip the dockhands - some places more than others. In a small town or dock the Dockmaster is the same as a dockhand so same with them.
The only dockhands in this area work at fuel docks. I don't tip people fueling my automobile or my boat.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:30 PM   #25
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The only dockhands in this area work at fuel docks. I don't tip people fueling my automobile or my boat.
The dock hands in our small town dock as well as many of the towns around us are typically seasonal college kids trying to make money during the summer. These town docks have no long term customers at all just transient boaters - Northport, Norwalk .Milford, etc. Similar with many marinas that are mainly serving transients and staffed by college kids - Mystic, Greenwich, BI, Pt Jeff, Greenport, etc etc.
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:06 PM   #26
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If you ever go to Italy and berth in a marina do not let the marinaro's touch your lines at all no matter how much they insist because the moment they do they demand a tip for 'assistance'.
Politely say no thank you, as long as they insist keep offering a polite no thank you.Eventually they will give up.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:02 PM   #27
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I put $2300 worth of diesel in today. The fuel dock attendant caught the lines, and tied us up and then chatted with my wife for the hour or so it took to fuel up, moved the fuel line between the three tank fills, then helped us off. Really, given what I slapped my credit card down for, a tip is reasonable.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:31 PM   #28
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I tip people for great service in low income 3rd world countries.
First world countries pay sufficient wages so tipping is not necessary.
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I tip people for great service in low income 3rd world countries.
First world countries pay sufficient wages so tipping is not necessary.
So no tips from you in Australia for taxi drivers, restaurant wait staff, or hotel porters and chambermaids.

Interesting.
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So no tips from you in Australia for taxi drivers, restaurant wait staff, or hotel porters and chambermaids.

Interesting.
Hotel staff no, but then I can't justify staying in Australian hotels, its cheaper for us to fly to south east Asia and rent a pool villa and even then in the vast majority of cases, tips have been refused. I have been chased out of restaurants, hotels and bars when leaving small money behind and that small money has been returned.

Different story now in tourist areas, Americans giving tips has now made it almost expected to tip, I suspect staff may have had wages cut in these areas.

Taxis? Don't catch them in australia,always use uber and no actual transaction takes place.


Restaurants? I can cook a far better meal onboard in most instances but if I do eat out and pay by card there is no facility here for tipping.
If paying cash I'll round up, but more as I don't want a pocket full of coin.


Most of my life in trade and service industry, never received or expected a tip.
Like I said, first world countries pay a proper wage.
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I have very rarely been someplace where there are dockhands to assist. As such, the concept of tipping them just never occurred to me. It has only been in the last few years hanging out here on TF that Iíve learned that tipping is a ďthingĒ at a marina. As such, we try to keep $5 bills on the boat to use as tips on the rare occasion.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:16 PM   #32
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So no tips from you in Australia for taxi drivers, restaurant wait staff, or hotel porters and chambermaids.

Interesting.
I'm not sure about taxi drivers but restaurant staff, hotel porters and chambermaids are paid $18-$24/hour in Australia. Tips are not necessary.
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Clearly there weren't just a lot of Irish sent to Botony Bay, but a bunch of Scots as well.
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Clearly there weren't just a lot of Irish sent to Botony Bay, but a bunch of Scots as well.
The Scots are in america.
Look to your pay rates for evidence of this.
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So no tips from you in Australia for taxi drivers, restaurant wait staff, or hotel porters and chambermaids.

Interesting.
Much, if not most of the world does NOT tip. In most places, people are paid a salary for their services and do not depend on hand outs from strangers.
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I put $2300 worth of diesel in today. The fuel dock attendant caught the lines, and tied us up and then chatted with my wife for the hour or so it took to fuel up, moved the fuel line between the three tank fills, then helped us off. Really, given what I slapped my credit card down for, a tip is reasonable.
At most, the attendant, typically a middle-aged man, hands me the fuel nozzle which I deploy while handling the hose, to the several tank inlets. And then, he processes the credit-card charge. No thought of a tip. And in Emeryville, fueling is self-service (not typical here).
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I put $2300 worth of diesel in today. The fuel dock attendant caught the lines, and tied us up and then chatted with my wife for the hour or so it took to fuel up, moved the fuel line between the three tank fills, then helped us off. Really, given what I slapped my credit card down for, a tip is reasonable.
WOW! This deserves its own thread IMO! How long or how far will that $2300 take you?
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Whats the difference between a Canadian and a canoe?
Canoes tip.
Tipping is an American custom that fortunately the rest of the world does not embrace.
And at times when running around Europe you will insult people if you tip them.
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Much, if not most of the world does NOT tip. In most places, people are paid a salary for their services and do not depend on hand outs from strangers.
Quoted for truth.
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WOW! This deserves its own thread IMO! How long or how far will that $2300 take you?
Depends on a number of things, for example generator use (heat index of 113f here yesterday!).

That paid for 700 gallons on top of the 150 that was there. That is a similar amount to what I had on board for the two months on the Bahamas earlier this year. That got us down there, around there and back with the 150 left. That was using the Genny whenever we needed to, not as much as this time since there was wind a lot of the time.

Going cruise speed outside most of the way to the Chesapeake (approx 700 miles) two months slow cruising there, planning minimal time in marinas, I will probably need to add some before heading back or on the way back.
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