All my friends own boats, and we usually just fish out of one anothers boats and don't pay. But I know and they know if we burned a lot of gas, we offer. Whether or not they take it is a different story, I just don't ever want anyone to think I don't pay my way. I hardly ever let any of my friends pay for gas, especially if I am going to go anyway, but I hope they at least offer to understand the expense of the day. If it is a cheap tournament (60 or less), I or they just pay for the tournament and thats good for the day. If it is more, we split the tournament and split the gas for the boat and the truck. It cost to fish, and I think everyone, boater and non-boater should pay their way. If you can't afford it, stay on the bank.