Originally Posted by malthouse
Not an obligation or charged service, just the local* harbour with half a dozen boats that we look after in one way or another. So do we do them all, or wait to be asked?
* Local as in a 2 minute stroll
Is Alderney small enough that everyone knows who owns which boats and that it still has community spirit? I would have thought that it was and in that case it would be seen in the spirit it is intended in - but e.g. on the solent it might not be the same.
Even then I would be looking to make some (small) amount of cash for the effort - if not directly then indirectly from customer loyalty. So I would be making sure people know I am helping them. Afterall if you left them to the elements you would be able to sell more batteries, pumps, solar panels, cleaning products etc.
[EDIT - I see you added that you added that you don't consider this part of your business function therefore not insured. The question is does the "customer" percieve it that way? How would you feel if I
"tampered" with your bailers? Would you feel more comfortable if the local boat yard did it?]