Originally Posted by vega1860
Never fear. The Government will take care of everything. Mandatory licensing and insurance, higher taxes and onerous regulations will put cruising out of reach for all but the most wealthy. Problem solved.
Yes, unless there is another way to prevent unfit sailors and not seaworthy or badly prepared boats to go out on the deep blue, just to cry for help if something goes wrong or the sea gets nasty.
Each rescue costs more than the value of many boats and the ones that are paying it are not the ones that sail them, but everybody.
Take a look at the big boat with the engine out. They are offshore and they sail with a dingy on the deck? What kind of sailors are they? An they have lost the life-raft overboard? In a such a big boat they can't have the liferaft properly stored?
On the first movie we can see that they are sailing....but on a storm with a furled big genoa? Were is the storm sail? Even if they had one, type of storm bag, how could they deploy it safely over a dinghy that was not even properly secured?
All this crazy stuff that shows that those guys had a lot to learn before had the right to be there. Or do you mean, do you think it is fair for you to pay, now in tax, later through those mandatory insurances, for every dude, prepared or not, to have the right to put himself and the others at risk?