Old School's reply: This is the dumbest phucking thread that's been on here in a while.
As I said in the first sentence, I will put my head on the chopping block.
My question were and are placed for the discussion board, that is the "WE".
I have watched this thread turn in all sorts of directions, blame, avoidance, admittance and even the topic of accountability came up. You would like me to kill the tread because you do not like the content, to be perfectly honest, neither do I. I was really hoping to hear one or two people say that they think organized boaters governing boaters is a good idea... before a government agency steps in.
I would have liked to read that PR organizer should join together with entry lists and past knuckleheads and blackball those who run unsafe and put others at risk. I have, however read that a few will not be attending future large runs due to safety concerns....Hmmm! Sad really. if those who side on safety choose to stay at home during a larger run, whom is left behind to do the run?
Lets start using our brains and reading the writing on the wall, especially those of you with Cats wanting to either run your boat or some day sell it. Cant insure it... have fun running it. Cant get insurance for it at all, have a real great time selling it. Wise up! Insurance is a numbers game, more accidents = higher insurance. Unsafe boating conditions = more accidents. Avoiding the fact that poker run boats run about 50 MPH this year than seven years ago and not changing how we do the PR themselves = Unsafe boating conditions. Pulling this thread and sticking my head back in the sand = Avoidance.
I will keep this thread running and my head on the block thank you!