View Poll Results: Would you like compulsory training for boaters and registration of boats
YES, make training and registration of boats compulsory 18 42.86%
NO, keep boating as unregulated as possible 22 52.38%
DON'T CARE, I'm rich 2 4.76%
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Old 22 August 2002, 11:40   #1
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Regulation for Boating

Okay then, time for a vote.

Do you want to see compulsory legislation for boating? Remember this applies to NON COMMERCIAL boating.

Just tick the appropriate option.

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Old 22 August 2002, 16:42   #2
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Freedom and democracy in this country is already being strangled by the poxy Labour Government, leave well alone I say!!
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Old 22 August 2002, 17:59   #3
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Firstly consider who would enforce this law. The coastguard certainly do not have the resources, and few CG rescue teams would have the will, to have someone standing at slips around the country asking to see driving licences. Any law that is unenforcable is bad law and I cannot see an enforcement agency able to enforce this on an equitable national basis. Locally enforced by-laws are a different matter and a requirement for a proficiency certificate already exists on many slips before a launch permit is issued for jet skiers. But the unqualified simply go to free launching facilities with no such controls so it is not foolproof.
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Old 22 August 2002, 18:10   #4
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oops-just read the other thread about compulsory training and some of what I have said has already been posted in some form or another-I really must keep up to date (and come to terms with the short term memory problem)-sorry!!
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Old 23 August 2002, 03:30   #5
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Okay, okay. So own up. Who voted for the 'third way'.

Any way. Why 66 views and only 13 votes?

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Old 23 August 2002, 04:44   #6
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This regulation have just been made here in Denmark.

And the difference ???? Still waiting......

I think the problem is the same everywhere. There is nobody to make sure that the laws are keept. There is no water police. And the Coast Guard don't have the time to do it.

The idea is ok, that everybody out on the water, knows just a little bit about boating, but if there is no way of regulating and controlling the law then it won't be of any good.

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Old 23 August 2002, 10:07   #7
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For once in this debate I am in agreement with Keith, get off the fence and vote. the splinters in your butt might fester

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Old 26 August 2002, 03:11   #8
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Old 27 August 2002, 15:24   #9
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Oh well, still only ONE rich bugger!

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Old 28 August 2002, 12:08   #10
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Some of us are so poor we can't afford an engine!!
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