I told Stuart months ago that I would contribute 25% to the overall purchase cost of a suitable tractor on the specific proviso that EVERYBODY who uses it pays him a launch fee & a recovery fee every time it is used.
I am happy to leave it to Stuart to set the tariff as he sees fit.
By everybody, I mean just that; people who keep their boats with Stuart, other Saxon users, me included, visiting ribsters, visiting hardboaters and all the other people who conveniently drop in for a favour etc.
If a launch fee is not charged, it will become another cash drain with Stuart being responsible for fuel, repairs, maintenance and the value of this asset will quickly be eroded if the situation is abused.
My 25%, based upon the values that he was talking about, is available for him to draw upon as soon as he finds THE tractor.