Join Date: Jun 2011
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Re: This is a disgrace.
Perhaps, if SNSM were to inform the owners and masters of those yachts in excess of something around 30 meters, that in the future they would need to call a commercial towboat, these owners might realize what they were losing, even if it was too late. It might get the smaller boats to begin contributing as they are less likely to be able to afford a commercial towboat. Continue with lifesaving operations for all, but stop saving these thankless owners and masters thousands of Euros for a tow. Commercial tows (we're not talking Sea Tow here) are very expensive.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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