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Absolutely NOT!!
Licensing solves nothing and is just another way for the government to raid our pocketbooks. the Pirate has it right...it solves nothing in cars. What works are seat belt laws...dui laws and suspension of the right to drive when and where they are enforced.
It seems to me that common sense laws and enforcement including suspension of the right to drive a boat and on water dui tests will save a lot more lives than some stupid license test. The stats show that boating is safer than ever.
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If we could "force" folks into the BSC, it would save lives for sure....
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If we could "force" folks into the BSC, it would save lives for sure....
now that, i can picture!
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Absolutely NOT!!
Licensing solves nothing and is just another way for the government to raid our pocketbooks. the Pirate has it right...it solves nothing in cars. What works are seat belt laws...dui laws and suspension of the right to drive when and where they are enforced.
It seems to me that common sense laws and enforcement including suspension of the right to drive a boat and on water dui tests will save a lot more lives than some stupid license test. The stats show that boating is safer than ever.
I know you don't agree with anything I post, and I for one despise legislation more than you can imagine. Alas, you've not seen the sheer ignorance I have. Mandatory licensing would be but a meer shot in the dark at decreasing the ignorance. Like everything, the politicians would dick it up.
But it would force the good, law abiding want-a-be sailers to do learn what should be learned. If this would prevent the under paid Coasties from seeing at least one dead child, it would be worth it.
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it would force to law abiding responsible boaters to shell out unnecessary cash so the incompetent boaters could enjoy the water too
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Those that you speak of are rare and far and few between. You have to be on the side that sees the dead and inocent bodies that "didn't know any better"...
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Those that you speak of are rare and far and few between. You have to be on the side that sees the dead and inocent bodies that "didn't know any better"...
I stick to my last few posts
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I have a pilot's license--which you know takes some effort to obtain and the boater's license would be much less difficult. Pilots have to get a live test (biennial flight review) every two years as well.
I don't fly anymore here in the Los Angeles basin after too many close calls with pilots who disregard the regulations and basic safety points. I also know pilots who have only single engine land licenses who regularly fly twins. I think you cannot license common sense or courtesy and so would oppose a boating license requirement.
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Think of the craziness if there was "No Licensing" in your field.
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Ok, this is my last post on the subject, CD, you've done pissed my off, you pot stirrer you, bringing up this mess. Standby you pinheads..
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