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#11338438 - 01/11/16 11:08 AM Would you let someone borrow your boat ?
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
A friend of mine asked if he could borrow my boat sometime to take his wife and son fishing.?
I brag about our fishing exploits and show him pictures all the time, and he tells me that he used to have
a boat when they lived in Missouri, etc..ect. After a lot of explanations of why I didn't think it was a good idea
I told him no. I really think he thought I would let him take my boat out for a day on Fork.
Just wondered what you guys would do if some asked to borrow your boat... fish


Edited by JIM SR. (01/11/16 11:09 AM)

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#11338442 - 01/11/16 11:09 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1631
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
No that's like borrowing my girlfriend.

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#11338445 - 01/11/16 11:09 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
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Registered: 04/21/08
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I would but only to someone that is experienced.....
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#11338454 - 01/11/16 11:13 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
FX Dreamweaver Offline
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Registered: 02/12/10
Posts: 296
Loc: Great state of Texas
Not on a bet. Good way to foul up a friendship if something were to happen. Use the " my insurance wont cover it" if afraid he would be offended, and it's probably true

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#11338462 - 01/11/16 11:16 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 767
Loc: NW Houston
With an experienced boater and someone I trusted there are probably some places I would agree to it. Lake Fork or any stump filled east Texas lake would not be one of them.
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#11338463 - 01/11/16 11:16 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
I can count on one hand who I'd let borrow my boat...one of them being my dad.

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#11338467 - 01/11/16 11:18 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1979
Generally no.

A long time fishing partner that knows what they're doing and respects your stuff, maybe.

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#11338472 - 01/11/16 11:19 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: WillieKetchum]
bogey Offline
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Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
I can count on one hand who I'd let borrow my boat...one of them being my dad.
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#11338478 - 01/11/16 11:24 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 5080
Loc: Granbury
I have and will in the future if they need to borrow it.

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#11338481 - 01/11/16 11:24 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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Registered: 10/10/06
Posts: 3846
Loc: Sulphur Springs TX
That is a tough call. For me since that is my business it is almost always a NO. I have let friends in the past but it is a tough call.

You just hope nothing happens or if it does they own up to it and say they did it and will take care of any issues.

Take pictures of everything before boat leaves and inspect it when they come back together just like a rent a car. IMO

Good Luck
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#11338483 - 01/11/16 11:25 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: Chris Borden]
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Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 3805
Loc: Weatherford Tx
Originally Posted By: Chris Borden
I have and will in the future if they need to borrow it.
hey buddy

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#11338484 - 01/11/16 11:25 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
ssmith Offline
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 2517
Loc: scotland tx
loaning a boat out to take to lake fork is like being out drunk after midnight nothing good will come of it.

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#11338547 - 01/11/16 11:47 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
steve hummert Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 8947
Loc: Grandview, TX.
Depends on who is asking.....very select few I would loan it to but if I did, it would be to go wherever they needed to go
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#11338572 - 01/11/16 11:56 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
BMCD Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3568
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Engines blow all the time without warning, that's what would happen to me when I borrow someone elses boat.

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#11338576 - 01/11/16 11:57 AM Re: Would you let someone borrow your boat ? [Re: JIM SR.]
Neal G Offline
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Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
For a crucial tournament day or to practice in for our team tournament - absolutely yes.
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