Good morning Moondancer, and whoever else is about,
"It would seem that Buddy boating
reasons is very difficult to maintain, and may offer little other than an illusion of safety
." [from the skipper
I am really glad to see this in writing at long last. If you plan to buddy boat with someone, be aware that it is quite challenging. The faster boat will continually have to be slowing down, and if you are to stay within 1/4 mi. or so of each other, it takes a lot more effort than you anticipate. Learned by doing, in Tonga
Furthermore, I imagine that it looks like a two for the price
of one sale
to the bad guys.
Therefore, place me in the "protection aspect of buddy boating
is illusory" camp.