View Poll Results: Would you rent out YOUR boat???

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  • Sure, make some gas money

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  • Not Likely

    3 6.00%
  • Not just NO, but HECK NO!!!

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  1. #1
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    Default Mercury Marine Survey - Would you loan out YOUR boat?

    Anybody else get the survey from Mercury? Not surehow I got it? Maybe thru Progressive insurance?

    Anyways, they want to know if people would be open to renting out their boat to others vacationing in your area. And also if you'd rent somebody elses boat. I guess like they do houses (VRBO).

    Anyways, no WAY I'd let some stranger go run my boat aground or jump on the seats with their shoes on or let their kids spill red Fanta all over the light colored carpet.

    Would I rent one, maybe...
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  2. #2
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    Nope, wouldn't rent it out to others. I'd rent one from someone.

    Dusty's mom doesn't pay cash when she rides in the boat .... but perhaps you could say she pays rent.
    2006 Supra 24SSV

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    I think it's safe to say that most of the type 1 personalities on this forum would give a big NOPE to that question.....and personally I would have to think long and hard about even loaning it out to family let alone some total stranger off the street!!!
    2013 Outback V
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    I let a great friend borrow my boat so he could take his wife out for a day on the water because they are looking at buying. I was nervous all day at work not that they would intentionally damage anything but that something mechanical would fail and they would not know how to resolve it. It all worked out well in the end and I would loan him my boat again. He is one of the few people I would trust with my boat because if there was an issue he would make it right.
    -Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenehrkorn View Post
    I think it's safe to say that most of the type 1 personalities on this forum would give a big NOPE to that question.....and personally I would have to think long and hard about even loaning it out to family let alone some total stranger off the street!!!
    Type 1! WTF?!!! I used to be a type 1 but now I have aged gracefully!! That is pure BS about this forum being a bunch of Type 1s!!!

    And rent my boat to some vacationing a$$wipe?? F-NO! But like mentioned before, I would rent someone else's if they are stupid enough.
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    Eric.

  6. #6
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    Default Mercury Marine Survey - Would you loan out YOUR boat?

    Well I would consider if they wanted to leave a $60000 dollar deposit lol


    2013 Moomba LSV
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    David

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    Default Mercury Marine Survey - Would you loan out YOUR boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshooter View Post
    Well I would consider if they wanted to leave a $60000 dollar deposit lol


    2013 Moomba LSV

    Hahaha.....only consider it for $60K?


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    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  8. #8
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    Default Mercury Marine Survey - Would you loan out YOUR boat?

    With MANY stipulations maybe but that contract would have to be iron-clad in my favor. Anything to help pay the boat payment I would consider. Not saying I'd do it but would consider.
    2008 Supra 21V
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    I'd rent someone else's wake boat, but no way I'd let some random wally take my boat out for a few hundred bucks.

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    Uh............... No.
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    Jim

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