The same thing that keeps people from driving at .20 and fellons from owning firearms.....nothing.Originally posted by Troutly
OK....I agree....we agree.....now what is going to make this person stay at the dock????
What it will do is drive people with smaller pocketbooks out of the sport or into lesser boats because they can not afford insurance.
just like the light airplane piston twins, the insurance market drove them from existance for all intensive purposes because wven with training people crashed them when they lost an engine.
Now for the good things, I think we are about at the performance limit for recreational boats. Not to say you can't buy custom engines and go faster, but realisticaly I think we are there. I think you will find stronger hulls in the future, a gellcoat that doesn't blister, more amenities, stronger drives and props, I agree on the disel thing. Hulls can get lighter to a point but you also need some weight to an extent for balance and the ability to handle waves. Better and more predictable manevuring. I believe that there will be "training courses" like you have for ATVs, a liscense maybe for certain types or speeds, but not for most boats. My guess is you won't get much farther than what we have now for driving for 90% of boat operators.
Hopefully someone will put this thread in the OSO time capsule and let our kids open it when they are in their 30's and 40s and see what kind of morons their parents were