Originally Posted by Tom Farley
I have considered all the downsides so back round checks and compatibility would be a must. Costs would be split , other details can be worked out.
Let me know if you have any ideas or are interested in an arrangement like this .
Hi Tom ,
We have covered this topic before, but I cannot readily find it.
To share a boat in terms of the arrangements that you outline will require far more knowledge, understanding, trust and EXPERIENCE of the person who will own the other half of the boat, than checks on back round and compatibility will reveal.
That Experience of the person/s will be that gained only from sharing it in the dimension of the sea and cruising. However well you may know them , whether friends or even family, you know them from another planet, a comfortable life ashore.
But the sea is different, an alien dangerous medium where a person's true character may quickly reveals itself as not being acceptable or compatible. This analogy applies equally to crew that accompany a skipper on a voyage. This aspect is also covered in Jimmy Cornell's surveys - read his latest book "Passion for the Sea" chapter 20, published by Noonsite.com. ISBN 978-0-9556396-0-9.
Notwithstanding what I have just said - the arrangement could work - but, it should in any case be formalized. It would probably work better with someone who is an active cruiser of independent means, and who is capable of maintaining the boat and all its components to an agreed standard.