Originally Posted by chef2sail
Here are the US statistics you fail to address and accept. Read the informnation. Incidents are down YTY, losses are down YTY. This blows a hole in your whole premise that things have gotten worse since 1985 with the advent of GPS. The data doesnt support you arguments.
Do you see where you assumption is wrong. Irs not increasing and you havent proved that the % of recreational boaters is increasing within these numbers either
Maybe thats why the RITA FACTS and FIGURES show a decrease in incidents and deaths despite and obvious increase in the number of recreational as well as commercial vessels.
Jesus Dave, how many times I have to say that this figures that you quote
RITA | BTS | Table 2-49: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Statistics, Fiscal Year
regards not only to deep water boat SAR but to all CG rescues and that the huge majority
are beach or coastal rescues that has nothing to do with boating much less with deep water boating rescues?