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Old 01-04-2012, 06:54   #76
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Re: USCG proposes to restrict cruising Catamarans to "calm" weather

In other news, UN is going to require member states to ensure that all vessels capable of sinking have adequate high level recovery insurance to remove sunken vessels from the ocean, must be government guaranteed insurance. Initial modelling suggest that DOJs dodgy bilge keeler will cost $242,000 per year to insure.
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I think the Vietnamese boat people would object to that......
About 20 years behind the times, in fact closer to 30 - last vietnamese boat arrival was late 70s early 80s.
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CRACK me up you do!! Thanks
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In other news, UN is going to require member states to ensure that all vessels capable of sinking have adequate high level recovery insurance to remove sunken vessels from the ocean, must be government guaranteed insurance. Initial modelling suggest that DOJs dodgy bilge keeler will cost $242,000 per year to insure.
Here in the US until November, this insurance will be mandatory for all individuals whether boaters or not.
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Re: USCG proposes to restrict cruising Catamarans to "calm" weather

I knew I would wake up on April fools day and find something like this here. I love this forum...well...most of the time.
I've been considering selling my Mono for a 70ft. ferro cement Cat. But it has twin matching Rocna anchors, so I may have to pass...
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Beside maybe spurring US production we walk a fine line on training requirements. Look at other sports:

Hunting - many states require safety courses
Motorcycles - many states require training

When enough money is spent and lives lost we will have to get training. To me the 10 k cost is just crazy....maybe a few hours of training and an extension of safety equipment requirements. There is a big difference between an announcement and a regulation.
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The saddest part of this thread is that the proposal is even somewhat plausable.
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Many thanks to SaucySailoress for her assistance in shepherding this thread (apparently I iz not trusted with any Mod Buttons )......wouldn't have been quite so good with the "missing" 27 posts of folks saying "It's an April Fool" - in fact all the funnier as folks thought they were the only ones to "get it" and posted in puzzlement why no one else had . (albeit I appreciate that any humour still went over the heads of some ).
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Many thanks to SaucySailoress for her assistance in shepherding this thread (apparently I iz not trusted with any Mod Buttons )......wouldn't have been quite so good with the "missing" 27 posts of folks saying "It's an April Fool" - in fact all the funnier as folks thought they were the only ones to "get it" and posted in puzzlement why no one else had . (albeit I appreciate that any humour still went over the heads of some ).
i still belive mono sailors are better looking,and smarter regardless of the regulations......................:thumb :
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1040 PM doesn't cut it, no matter where you are. You have to wait until 0001 to post here. What about the Australian ban on foreign made vessels, or is that already in effect?
BY 1040 pm aus aviator of course means 1040 pm on April fools day, April fools day is nearly over in our part of the world, You guys are many hours behind.
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The saddest part of this thread is that the proposal is even somewhat plausable.
Now isn't that just scary
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Ah geez is it over already? Us fools o er here across the pond are only gettin started.

Another example of the quality of our mods!

Fun thread
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Many thanks to SaucySailoress for her assistance in shepherding this thread (apparently I iz not trusted with any Mod Buttons )......wouldn't have been quite so good with the "missing" 27 posts of folks saying "It's an April Fool" - in fact all the funnier as folks thought they were the only ones to "get it" and posted in puzzlement why no one else had . (albeit I appreciate that any humour still went over the heads of some ).
That is a very good point. In fact, I'm going to take a few minutes and go back and restore them all. But then I must take a shower...
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