The check-in is done, the bunks are made, a light breeze is blowing through the cockpit - the charter vacation can begin. But just one person on board cannot quite share the euphoria of the fellow sailors: the skipper. The responsibility for ship, technology on board and crew rests heavily on the shoulders. In the worst case, the skipper is even under constant stress. It doesn't have to be.
These 11 simple tips will make your next sailing vacation a success.
1. No hassle at check-in
Don't let the charter company rush you and don't put yourself under pressure. A proper takeover is not stuffy, but the best protection to avoid damage and a possible subsequent bail dispute.
2. All defects in the protocol
If existing damage is ironed out by the charter staff with "we know that was the pre-crew", caution is required. Nevertheless, insist on the note in the protocol and take a signed copy with you. In the event of major damage, take photos with the cell phone When they return, it is possible that no grassroots employee remembers it, and the discussion about the deposit begins.
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