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Old 14 January 2007, 19:16   #11
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I used to work out how much it was each and split it with everyone for the petrol. This isn't always easy with student sorts! Now I pay for the petrol and get them to buy me lunch and a few drinks. Most people normally offer to gve me something which is nice. However, what really p**ses me off is one my friend's boyfriend - he never offers to give me anything or offers to buy me anything. Ive only taken him out a couple of times with her but I thought it was really rude as the day cost me quite a bit and I went to all the effort.
The answer here Tim, is to stop inviting the ungrateful nobber along.......but make sure you keep asking his girlfriend. Two reasons for this:

1. It will pi$$ the boyfriend off

2. She chips in for the fuel

3. Any other suggestions????
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Old 14 January 2007, 19:18   #12
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I used to work out how much it was each and split it with everyone for the petrol. This isn't always easy with student sorts! Now I pay for the petrol and get them to buy me lunch and a few drinks. Most people normally offer to gve me something which is nice. However, what really p**ses me off is one my friend's boyfriend - he never offers to give me anything or offers to buy me anything. Ive only taken him out a couple of times with her but I thought it was really rude as the day cost me quite a bit and I went to all the effort.
Nos's instructions for dealing with tightwads:-
Ask him to stand up at the stern while you're alongside a pontoon.
Open throttle full while he's not holding on.
Practice MOB drill


Make sure you won't chop him to bits with the prop though...and make sure he's wearing his own auto lifejacket
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Old 14 January 2007, 19:31   #13
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Great suggestions! Love urs nos - im not the only one in my circle of friends who'd like to try that one out
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Great suggestions! Love urs nos - im not the only one in my circle of friends who'd like to try that one out
hehehe

I actually did this one to a really annoying woman I used to share a flat with while she was on the back of my bike. I asked her to stand up for a second and opened the throttle, dumping her flat on her back on the verge outside Homebase in Parkstone. She stopped asking for lifts after that.
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Old 14 January 2007, 23:42   #15
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Split between riders

I try to do it, but have found it to be a problem. I have a few people that want to come but don't really want to pay their share. They get the point though when I stop inviting them for a while. The fact is that boat payments, boat repair, truck fuel, boat fuel and lunch is a huge expense, but when the latter three are split between everyone in the boat (I don't charge people for bringing their kids) it becomes manageable to take more than two trips per year. But when it costs $180 for truck fuel, and $300 for boat gas, I get really pissed when no one offers to chip in, especially when they swing thier hooks my way and expect me to bait them.

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Old 15 January 2007, 04:04   #16
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The answer here Tim, is to stop inviting the ungrateful nobber along.......but make sure you keep asking his girlfriend.
Yea, you have to treta potential muppet in-laws, you know you won't get on with, with the contempt that they deserve.

An unannounced hard turn to port should do the trick ;-)

But seriously...

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Old 15 January 2007, 04:32   #17
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I'd never thought about it, though I don't carry that many passengers. I might have to be more mercenary about this, as a typical day out for me is about 50 or so in fuel.

On the other hand if I do go any distance, part of the pleasure is getting away from other people and knowing they ain't going to pop up alongside you, so I might carry on being unsociable
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Old 15 January 2007, 07:22   #18
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a typical day out for me is about 50 or so in fuel.

Yep. about that for me too, which makes it a very expensive day for me. (old, poor :-( ) I worked out that, if I could sleep aboard and spend the night in an anchorage, then the same trip would only be 25 per day. If I can sneak Friday evening too then it's even better value. Of course, I like exploring the small islets and inlets I anchor in. I can potter about a bit with my 3hp Johnson pushing me along quite nicely. Could be cheaper than going to the pub here. A round'll get rid of 20 in a couple of minutes at almost 3.00 a pint.

I'm hoping to have made a tent to cover the boat for next season. Now, if I can find a suitable lady who wouldn't mind sharing a tent on a boat, it might be better value still - or on second thoughts, perhaps not.

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Old 15 January 2007, 11:14   #19
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Nos's instructions for dealing with tightwads:-
Ask him to stand up at the stern while you're alongside a pontoon.
Open throttle full while he's not holding on.
Practice MOB drill


Make sure you won't chop him to bits with the prop though...and make sure he's wearing his own auto lifejacket
Nice one Nos! Why wait until you are aside a Pontoon????

Ok Nice guys aside, why bother bring the plonker in the first place. I thought he was your friend. If he is not your friend the to heck with it.
We used to have a friend who never bought his round.. Soon fixed that by just telling him to go to the Bar, nothing fancy, just Go to the Bar, its Your round. It did not hurt his feelings as he was a bit oblivious. Nothing worse than a mean man. Funny but I expect it from a woman, its called "thriftyness" I spend all my money before my wife gets a chance to do it for me but its normally on her anyway so she doesnt complain...
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Old 15 January 2007, 13:24   #20
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....... I get really pissed when no one offers to chip in.........

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