* No politics or religion.
* Regarding boat and crew safety
, "provide your input, but what the skipper
says goes". (ie: we are in town and were going to hang around for the "blah blah" event, but the wind
has piped up and changed direction, we need to go back to the boat.)
* If you feel uneasy about having particular guests, better pass or go for a daysail with them first.
* Before they come, set the expectation low: " it's not like being in a house, short showers, etc are the norm."
* Give them a list of what to bring, including no hard luggage.
When we had a small boat, I usually gave the guests the master cabin
for their enjoyment and privacy (if they were a couple)