Originally Posted by biffer
We could all campaign for a better life on the water but the more intelligent ones have realised that they are flogging a dead horse, and haven't got that amount of free time to mount such a crusade.
On the MIAB front there was a guy a few years back who got hold of one of these reports and investigated them more thoroughly, I can't remember the full details of all the events but it was well fluffed for better reading, the fishing one was one, there was another guy who fell over a mooring line, there was another one where someone jump ashore and landed on a woman.
I would suggest that you do your job and pastime as well and as joyful as you can make it and worry less about peeing on someone else's bonfire.
I leave you with two more quotes for my old dad, never waste grey matter on something you can alter and you die if you worry, you die if you don't, so why worry
Good point, but the another quote along the lines of, "the only thing evil needs is for good men to do nothing" or something like that.
Without people capaigning we would still have slavery, women would be still not have the vote, poll tax, the list could go on and on and on, and we would still have rotten boroughs, and massive corruption of politicians (more than we do now!)
However I take your point, and do enjoy going out in my boat, and having fun, catching fish etc.
However this is a forum where people express thier views and idea's and as such I put mine across, it is just such a shame that for so many people who purport to have safety forefront in their minds are so vocal about wanting to keep the current status quo, and do nothing to enhance safety at sea!
I am trying to propose a middle way that would avoid heavy handed regulation, as I dont want it, just as most others dont, but fear unless there is some changes, we are going to get it imposed upon us.
Burying our heads in the sand will not work I am afraid, we can be part of the solution, or have it imposed upon us