Originally Posted by HDAV
And there in lies the problem, as it's the same weather for everyone and they all want to go weekends and bank holidays when it's nice!
I understand this argument but I'd counter it by suggesting:
1. Families with busy lives are restricted to which week/ends they can go boating anyway, so still need to plan in advance.
2. A shared purchase enables a bigger boat which makes it capable of a wider range of conditions in comfort.
3. You might actually go out more if the boat is only available on preset dates than if you wait and see if tomorrow is better.