I could not disagree more. Education May not stop or prevent any and all accidents but it is a step in the right direction. I don't want the government regulating us either but I don't want to be killed by the idiot who buy's an 60-70-80-mph boat that has no Idea what the hell they are doing on and runs me or my family over on the lake.Originally posted by mr_velocity
Education is not really the answer. The latest fatalities had nothing to do with a non-educated boater. What is really comes down to is the need for speed and the invincibility people get when they jump into these fast boats. I would never get into a boat that runs over 120 mph without a canopy, full time air and a rescue team in a helicopter. But that is my decision, others need to make their own decision on how much risk they wish to take. As long as they're not taking out innocent bystanders I don't care if you want to go 200mph on a surfboard. The government shouldn't care either and has no business regulating how you kill yourself.
I don't care how fast they are going if they are not running people over and I don't think you do either. For example does it matter if an idiot boater runs over a swimmer at idle speed and kills them or if they are going 90mph and hit them. The issue is not speed it is knoiwledge, understanding and experience...and none of us has a complete and perfect resume with respect to all of them.
10 mph boats should not be sold to people with out any experience let alone 100mph boats.