Somebody get this man a boat! Rob is really passionate about sailing and it was a pleasure to rent to him. Rob and his crew were great, knew exactly what they were doing and put a lot at ease for a boat owner like me. Most of the time I would have to assist people in casting off or docking; however, I didn't have to do any of that for Rob. In fact, I was running late to be at the dock when they were returning from sailing, and when I got there all things were already tied up. They went above and beyond to put things away and clean everything up. They even put the cover back on the sail and spray everything down with water. These are things I would have to do after each rental, but Rob and his friends took care of it like it's their own boat. Made my job so much easier and I am happy to have such a renter like Rob. A++ in my book. Come back anytime Rob!
Michael showed us all the various things to know about the boat before we set out, and it all went great. All sails were in good condition, and the furling foresail worked smoothly. We ended up having to take in a single reef in the main by late afternoon, all without incident. The Catalina was in good condition, and easy to sail. I highly recommend, and will be renting from Michael in the future.
Brandon and his girlfriend returned the boat almost an hour late, which meant that there was not enough time for the marina to haul the boat out and flush the engine. Not cool. The excuse was that they arrived late, and had to wait a few minutes while the busy yard splashed the boat, so it was Ok to return late. Not so, as the busy staff needed time to clear all the boats that arrived before the time I told them to return it. So my boat had to sit in the salt water overnight - which I never want it to do.
Michael made a great impression on me and I would definitely rent to him again. He was very quick and responsive with any communication and there is no question in my mind I was dealing with a quality guy. He's took great care of the boat, actually took it for the whole weekend, and there weren't any negatives to report.