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Old 10-09-2007, 07:33   #1
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I have tried to search forums but with no joy,,,do any of the members indulge in boat swapping ,i.e you stay on my boat and ill stay on yours ,my boat is on east coast usa,its a long way to the west by boat,and so easy [and cheap]to fly nowadays..any ideas any one.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:12   #2
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Having said that I would be happy to host board members on daysails and weekenders in Singapore should you pass by. I'll even sit back and drink beer and let you do all the work.

Not sure if my partner and I would be willing to watch our boat sail away with another skipper at the helm...
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I agree with Dan. It's unrealistic to expect someone totally unfamiliar with a boat to walk aboard and come back without the possibility of some troubles even if the vessel comes back in as perfect a condition as possible. Charter companies have the infrastructure to make your vacation easier and assure that boat problems can be handled quickly without a lot of financial exposure by either party.

The idea of a reciprocal arrangement could work. You come sail with me a week and I come and sail with you for a week. That way each boat has a familiar skipper that knows the best places to go and the crew have a great time twice! In this way you can arrange an exchange to sail in places you might not be able to get to easily. You get local ground help and provisioning. For a one week trip you'll get additional time on the water since you won't waste a whole day doing provisions and check out. You just have to have an agreement on when and where you like to go. You divide many expenses and each get a week in a great new place and week to show new friends the best places you know.
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Oops! I posted the wrong link.

For boat swapping try this one - Sailboat Exchange
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