Just curious... what's the advantage of linking for you as a boater? I know first hand how it helps a non boater. Do the BFL's have a max entry for boaters?
Same benefit. It guarantees an entry for both parties. As a boater, you can pay the money and hope a random person is paired to you and you're "in". Or link and rest easy. There usually is more boaters trying to enter than co-anglers.