12544Re: Rants about bureaucracy based on too little info
- Apr 4, 2006IMHO, any regulation of rowboats is pointless and counterproductive.
It puts people in canoes, whi8ch are not regulated. Canoes are fine if
you know what you are doing, but if you don't, you can get into
trouble faster than with rowboats. I'm not beefing about the Coast
Guard in general, I'm sure that in most cases they are very
reasonable. I'm beefing about whoever wrote the rules and the mindset
that generated them. I'm sure the real rules are fine when you are
going to make 50 rowboats. I'm not. I remember a general sense of
futility, back when I thought of doing things legally and checked
them. Meanwhile that equation, easy as it is, correlates poorly with
the real world, except possibly for my nemesis, the tin motor skiff. I
admit there are more egregious examples of over (or under) regulation
out there, in different areas.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, crandall <crandall@...> wrote:
> I'd turn the rant machine down a little. The complaint is based on a
> misunderstanding of the rule, that is, you've only got part of the
> here (the rule of thumb LxW/15). There's more to it than that. If
you want a
> real capacity plate, follow the real rules.
> You might find that the USCG is a reasonable group of folks. Unless
> talking imigration policy, and there's no gainsaying that.
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