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post #26 of Old 08-05-2012
Brent Swain
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Re: Can You Buy Safety?

In the June issue of Sail magazine, they gave the numbers for boating fatalities in the US in the last year. Total boating related fatalities, 758. Sailboat related fatalities, 28.
It appears that the Coast Guard, police and Mounties would save far more lives if they left sailors alone, and concentrated their time and effort on the boats which have the highest number of fatalities , power boats. Not doing so could even increase the number of boating fatalities.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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