Originally Posted by Brent Swain
They have a harassment quota for the minimum number of people they are required to harass on any give day, regardless of how innocent they may be. That and the rise of the fear industry, may be the source of the problem.
As long as they're polite and don't damage anything, I don't mind being boarded. I've heard and seen the Coast Guard save a lot of boaters from certain death in the cold brine - that I feel it's a small price to pay for having them around. What upsets me is the vast amount of US Taxpayer dollars that go into rescuing people who have no clue about seamanship.