Taking guests on your boat.
If I call someone and say "I am going out- Do you want to come along?" I expect nothing as I asked them to come along. If they offer, great, if not, great-I was going with or without them. If I am asked along by another I always offer something in return-That is how I was raised and what I believe in. I have fished with others who invite themselves along or beg to go fishing and offer nothing. After a couple of trips like that, I won't take them again.
I have a friend who offers to chip in every time, even though he knows I will say don't worry about it. He has gotten wise and brings food and beverages, or bait, or beats me to the launch fee envelope, or pays for the gas when ever he can beat me to the cashier.
On the other hand, I have a brother-in-law who used to invite himself and never chip in, and he no longer gets sets foot on my boat.
Those who run their own boats and fish with friends or others on another boat, definitely are better about chipping in as they realize the associated costs.
Fishing a hot bite from anywhere 5-7 days straight can get kinda expensive and I think it's only fair that the person who is fishing with you shares on the expenses. The guys who I have fished with in the past and never even offered are left at home to read my fishing reports .....
Unless its a big trip. Then I will say right up front, do you want to go fish XXX and split the gas? If they say yes, then I expect gas money.
Our cabin is little different. When we go with friends some are lot better than others that's for sure. I don't expect them to pay me to stay there. Some will pay for our supper if we go out some will not do anything. You know the people who appreciate it and the ones who don't. Not just by paying for stuff but the way they act. We don't feed them and wait on them and everything like they are visiting our home. We split meals and cooking duties. It's our vacation too. We have made that known since the beginning. Only time gas money is nice or expected is when friends use the jetski's. I make sure they are filled when we leave when it's just us. I make it known that they get filled when our friends are with us too.