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Old 11-09-2013
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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Originally Posted by HeartsContent View Post
So the answer is taxation? That's pretty disturbing as what's really being said is that we should leave sailing to the wealthy.

It's sad to see this sentiment as it's so against what the spirit of the sea is.
All are paying for you to have SAR and they pay it with tax.

You mean the spirit of the sea is that the ones that don't do sail have to pay for the rescue of the ones that sail, I mean in what regards recreational activity?

An insurance, if the boat is fit for what is insured for, it is not necessarily expensive and represents only a small part of what you pay for boat maintenance and eventually marina costs, not mention cruising costs.

I don't see what this is to be wealthy or not. Having a cruising boat does not come cheap but it is affordable not only by wealthy people, that are a minority if we take into consideration all cruising boats.



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