Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Informal, unscientific survey
If I knew that officials were handing out tickets & fines in a specific port, it would be a reason to avoid going there. I've sailed since 1973 without running afoul of any so far, in ports that have included Tortola, Cancun, Hamilton(Bermuda), NYC, Newport, Marblehead, Halifax, Kinsale, Dublin, Howth, Dunoon, Royan, Ouistréham, Arcachon, Hyères, and lots in between. If your officials are looking for a new revenue stream, tell them it's not going to be deep enough to float a boat in, and that they will be surprised at how fast it dries up (and takes any incidental spending from visitors along with it.) You're interested in boater safety, not in soaking boat owners for more money.
Last edited by paulk; 04-22-2013 at 11:59 PM.