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Old 03-16-2009, 04:31 AM   #15
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RE: A Call To Action

"in a life threatening situation on the water"

There in lies the rub!

In days gone by the CG would assist folks to save property (wealth) as well as human lives.

Today unless you are in DIRE straights , they pass the call on to Sea Tow , or the local pirates , as your boat pounds on the rocks.

Sure they sent boats out in the old days to tow out of gas folks , as rescue practice , so there was some waste of resources.

Today the resources they chose to destroy are YOURS! , not just a bit of diesel, and a boat ride for some 19 year old kids.

Do they save lives , sure , are they worth the expense and boarding hassles for the distance cruiser , not to me.

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