Friends With Boats – How to be an amazing guest to get invited back
Living in Southwest Florida, you’re never too far from the water. But I’m not talking about going to the beach, I’m talking about the the water. I’m talking about boating. And I find myself in the position that many of us struggle with. I live a mile from the coast and can’t afford a boat. That’s why it’s important to have friends with boats.
I admit it would be nice to have my own boat. Maybe even something small. Cruising the bay with my girlfriend and my dog, waving at all the other boats. But there is also reality. And it’s not about work. I would have no problem loading a boat onto a trailer, cleaning and rinsing it, taking it back to storage. It’s not the job.
I have a nice house with an expensive swimming pool. Even if I bought a boat, it’s maintenance, storage, FUEL and all the other expenses that would overwhelm me. Even renting a boat at a place like Harbor 32 in Naples it will cost hundreds of dollars for the day. So keep that in mind when someone invites you for a day on the water. Boating is expensive. This is why Friends With Boats is so important.
So, as a long-time “boat guest”, what are some of the things you need to do to get invited back? There are actually a few things I do, but it all starts with this: