- Apr 4, 2008
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Some uneducated, various posts on this "Boating" forum make that obvious.Such a sad thing to read. I wanted to say my prayers and respect to all families and friends involved and still praying for a positive outcome.
I was boating myself yesterday and I couldn’t believe all the laws being broken and it made me wonder are people uneducated on the laws or are they just lazy? I sat inside a no wake zone yesterday and I would say of the 15 boats that went by 10 were throwing a good size wake. It’s very frustrating to me and with kids swimming very dangerous. I honestly don’t feel safe on the water anymore and changes need to be made.
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Some too lazy, or they get "River/lake Stupid" soon after arriving.
Most just don't give a fuck, rules and laws are made for other people, the dumb ones who will always arrive last because of their respect for safety and others. The same people we encounter every day, for every rule you follow, they've figured out how to best it and view you with contempt.
The true irony is, that on this very forum we read the comments and boasting of boaters who are legends in their own minds, the ultimate in performance boat skippers, quick to point out the mistakes of the less experienced. Sadly, in another post they'll proudly boast while displaying a picture of their vehicle speedometer registering 25 MPH or more over the posted speed, because in this case, that rule only applies to others.
I write this knowing I too am occasionally guilty of picking and choosing which laws apply and when I will abide by them.
So unfortunately, we can be lazy, we can be uneducated and we can place our needs and desires above the laws, in truth, we're all guilty.
Some of us are just perhaps more lucky than others.