Like it or not one makes money as a promo boat owner* and most are lucky to break even. Bottom line is we need promo boats and we need skiers who are willing to be a part of the programs. I have heard the idea that a Promo guy should get $150 to show up and then $20 per engine hour during the event. Another idea is to simply pay the boat owner $5 per skier pulled. There is also the issue of miles. If a boat comes from hundreds of miles away that is gas and truck wear and tear.
It is for us to figure this out. It seems to me that it would be a good thing if the solution was standard across regions or the country.
*Yes I am aware that over the years some have managed to make a profit or claimed to have made a profit. That is not the issue here.