Originally Posted by deeyup
servicing done at a dealer and split the cost. Or do the work together.
Originally Posted by lauchiemb
The best part of being in a syndicate, apart from it being cheaper, is that you always have someone to go boating with. And if it breaks down it is less of a worry since you have less of a financial commitment and more help to get it fixed.
These two half quotes sum up my only experience of part ownership. Admittedly it wasn't kept at either of our places, and we took it winter about to store the engine. Virtually all the work was done as a team as we had to arrange to go up to the boat, so usually made a weekend of it, did the repairs Saturday, and once the hangover cleared went for a spin on Sunday. If time wasnlt on our side, we agreed on throwing it at a dealer, otherwise split the cost of the spares. Worked great......
....except it ws a Dory, and we both got fed up getting hernias launching the d@mn thing, so sold it. (Which reminds me, anyone want a cheap 1970s 20Hp longhsaft Johnson?
It worked I suspect because of two reasons - 1)We both think along remarkably similar lines and 2) None of the costs of ownership were in the "sharp intake of breath" category.