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General Etiquette

  • 27 Mar 2017 11:40 AM
    Message # 4693380
    Bill Lovelace (Administrator)

    Not all sailors are aware of the "courteous" thing to do. Post some stories here and help them out.

  • 2 Sep 2017 2:50 PM
    Reply # 5060560 on 4693380

    When a cruiser in an anchorage or marina (not your home marina) invites you to their boat for sundowners do you bring your own drinks? 

    While at South Harbour Village Marina in Southport sometime ago, we were invited for sundowners on another cruisers motor yacht. Yes a motor yacht. So motor vessels and sailing vessels can in fact socialize with each other (just can't be on the waterway at the same time).  lol

    Anyway, the First Mate and I took a bottle of wine and some beer. The hosts were obviously upset with us. Almost like they were insulted. So I did a little research and spoke with other snowbirds as we continued on our trip.

    While most answers were varied and situational, most agreed that when it comes to etiquette, if you are cruising in the States you don't need to bring anything. If your out of country (Bahamas) where drinks are spendy and not readily available, bring your drinks with you.

    Everyone I spoke to did agree that when in doubt ASK.

    Last modified: 2 Sep 2017 2:51 PM | William Merriman

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