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  1. #1
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    Default Go wakeboarding / surfing / whatever with Living Social

    Had this sent to me yesterday - pretty interesting.

    https://m.livingsocial.com/cities/17...ng-for-2-or-6?

    $64/hr to take two people out for a while and you supply everything. Hmmmm. I would not want to go out where they are showing on the map though, right in the heart of downtown. Too busy and dirty.
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    My friends and I have actually thought about doing something very similar to this here in Georgia. Maybe we should try it..
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    Take a quick look at your insurance policy before you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Take a quick look at your insurance policy before you do.
    Good thinking. That could put the brakes on that idea quickly.. That is something i will do if we try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sicktc06 View Post
    My friends and I have actually thought about doing something very similar to this here in Georgia. Maybe we should try it..

    I would set it up as a seperate business, which means extra costs.

    they seem to have it setup as a business.
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    Default Go wakeboarding / surfing / whatever with Living Social

    I believe that Zach Schneider who used to work at AWS and is really good wakeboarder is associated with Wake Charter.
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    Saw this too and have thought about this as well, havnt taken the time to look into insurance but ive talked to a few people who say unless you have a steady client based the insurance alone can sink you.
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    I wouldn't want to worry about unknowns on the boat. I know the crew and how they respect what I provide. last thing in the world I want showing up is the McSlob family making a mess every time you turn around and no expectation to clean up/wipe down afterwards..
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    I think I may know the President of the company...... Oh yeah, he's my brother-in-law!
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    You would need a license to take paying passengers out legally. It's known as "passengers for hire" and you would at least need an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) license from the Coast Guard. To obtain that license you need 360 days logged sea time, DOT physical, Drug Test, First Aid... basically a bunch of stuff. The course for a OUPV License is usually $500-1200, depending where and who you get that from and is typically a 2 week course. I know this because I have my 100 Ton Master's and have been through it all and then some.

    But... this is only if you want to be legal. And I say this because a lot of people get away with doing charter's under the table, but as soon as something happens, i.e. one of those "passengers for hire" gets hurt or what not, your insurance will not cover it and you will probably have legal issues along with it. Anyways, food for thought, hate to see one of you do this and have the worst case senerio happen.
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