Not all boats that break down sink, likewise not all cars that breakdown crash or require rescue, so I fail to see your point there?
Yes Darwin theory works but what about the poor buggers that risk their lives to save those idiots?
Would you be happy to let people wanting to join the Darwin awards on the roads too in cars...maybe hurt one of your family members?
I personally hate red tape, but if it means overall users of waterways are safer then its not strictly a bad idea.
Those that it puts off boating maybe cannot afford / don't have the attitude to be responsible boaters in the first place.
Common sense left the building years ago, replaced by Lawyers that advertise no win no fee that makes government restrictions on certain aspects of our lives necessary.
Originally Posted by clydeoutboards
Even as someone who would do well out of this the answer is no
Darwins law i.e. stupid people have a right to be stupid and if the die being stupid they will live for ever on a few websites:
all the red tape: yee gods man, my life would be hell, cars dont sink when they break down so can you imagine how may forms we would need to fill in to keep the government happy about what we have done and why it was done and who checked it etc.
what about advisories? how would these work
how many people would it put off boating?
I also feel we have to many rules. what ever happened to common sense and taking responsibility for your actions?
If you want to get your boat checked to any level you can do that today so why force people to do it?