- Not being able to read the crew’s email address or it’s left blank with the excuse of “you already have my email and phone number”.
- Leaving (sometimes expensive) personal gear behind with no name. I then feel obligated (yeah, I know but I was brought up that way) to return it so the un-answered emails and missed meetings ensue.
- Bringing glass dishes of food.
- Bringing hard coolers.
- Canceling on the last day.
- Calling from Victoria 1/2 hour before the trip to cancel ( yes we know you had a float plane standing by and suddenly had a change of plans).
- Calling at the meeting time with “sorry I have to work late tonight” you were maybe planning on teleporting from work to the marina?
- Expecting to “cook” their finger food on board.
- Having long work-related or personal phone calls.
- Jumping off the boat with their gear, ready to leave, when the chores aren’t done.
- Asking on the day of the trip to be returned to the dock early because of another “appointment”.
What a skipper expects your mother to have taught you about proper boating manners.
Tips on proper Boating Etiquette when a guest on a boat. Or hints on how to be invited back aboard again.
Crew Tips from George:
Tips on how to be a good crew member from 35 years on boats.
Special thanks to the skippers that have contributed to this list and Mike Sinclair for inspiring me to start this list.