Question regarding caretaking plz

CDB

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Hello, just a query, I’m on a 80ft Bertram that I cheffed this last season in Alaska (docked up in Seward now) Captain owns it asked I wanted watch her over the winter, of course, lI do, it’s been a couple months now, and it’s been a darn good thing somebody was here a few times. I living on her and taking care of things… just curious if caretaking gets a little pocket money, I know every situation is different but is there a norm or rule of thump so to speak? Thanks
 

PlanB

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No formal rules for this sort of situation.
Presumably you're getting free accommodation.
But if you are doing significant jobs around the boat a bit of reward would be nice.
 

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There is a local business here that will look after boats that the owners have left for the winter. They charge per visit having agreed what work the owner requires and how frequently. They also act as agents for taxes/fees. Do not know their rates.
 

lusitano

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Hello, just a query, I’m on a 80ft Bertram that I cheffed this last season in Alaska (docked up in Seward now) Captain owns it asked I wanted watch her over the winter, of course, lI do, it’s been a couple months now, and it’s been a darn good thing somebody was here a few times. I living on her and taking care of things… just curious if caretaking gets a little pocket money, I know every situation is different but is there a norm or rule of thump so to speak? Thanks
Commonly known as "Gardienage" and generally attracts a fee, but if you,re living aboard that obviously has a value too.

What is Gardienage and who is it for? - The Islander
 
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