I got a really good buddy of mine who loves to go fishing with me EVERY time he gets a chance.
It's fun, boat, bait, cigars, food, and friends.
He's pretty good at boating and always drops/sets anchor for me. A second set of eyes on the water is not only GREAT for saftey but for fish/bait also.
He chipps in on gas/food. I teach him about striper fishing and he teaches me how to work on my motor. He's from inland and only does lakes n stuff.
Other than that i mostly go alone when he can't come. I always try and take a friend out or someone whos never been and wants to have a good time.
Pops will go with me once or twice a year.
I have a 3 beer per person rule.
Never a drop for me when im the only one with a boaters license.