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    Default Renting a boat?

    I know there's a saying: if it flies, f**ks, or floats, it is cheaper to rent.

    This might be true, but Is there any company's that rent out boats? Prefferably north coast?

    Reason i ask, i'm thinking of selling my boat as we dont use it often, but that will take away the great pleasure of having a boat to fish and ski and access areas you normally cannot get to without one - to take with when we holiday in the north coast.

    Torn between selling it or keeping it only for use a few weeks a year..

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    Default Re: Renting a boat?

    ...yes, as kids we used to sit and look at the hundreds of boats in Knysna lagoon that never ever moved and even more parked at every house including ours
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    Default Re: Renting a boat?

    I doubt any sane person would ever rent a boat out if they dont launch it. Are you referring to sea or dam?

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    Lagoon use mostly. I k ow I wouldn't rent mine out but was wondering if such a company exist.
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    Default Re: Renting a boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by willemviljoen View Post
    ...there's a saying: if it flies, f**ks, or floats, it is cheaper to rent...
    There is a saying, if it drives, writes, f^^ks, flies or floats, you never lend it out.....
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    Default Re: Renting a boat?

    FWIW : with the kids out of the house and general work load I don't use my boats (power and sailing) nearly as often as I wish to
    However they are long paid for, work perfectly and in my repatoire of opportunity
    So I keep them and would Never rent out

    Ps. My close friends can borrow, but even that can go wrong

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    Renting your boat out is like renting your wife out...
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    Coastal boat rentals in Knysna is good.
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    Default Re: Renting a boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hagu13 View Post
    Coastal boat rentals in Knysna is good.
    I would very much doubt it. The biggest issue is the skippers ticket. Anyone renting would want to target a large audience, so that limits them to <15hp or 5hp? Cant recall the exact regs.

    Then there is the radio license, and then the possibility of someone messing the boat up etc etc. I would consider renting mine for say a 200k deposit!

    I think the idea is a non-starter.

    I think you are limited to charters. If you are using it in Lagoons, then why not get a little tinny or small duck?

    We rented a boat in France for a multi day tour of the Canal du Midi and I was amazed by the complete lack of seamanship by many of those renting. The only saving grace was that those boats could only do about 2 knots at full chat.
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    I'm not affiliated but have dealt with the owner before. Very nice guy.
    They've been in business for a few years and have a nice fleet which is continually growing so they seem to be doing ok.
    They have sub 15hp for non skippers but most of the fleet needs a ticket. There seem to be enough skippers who visit that part of the country without their own boats to keep them going, and growing
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