A special message to the Coronado Couple. We are all with you. You have an entire community behind you, beside you and there for you as you move forward. We all send deep love, care, and support in anything you may need. WE ALL FELT THIS WITH YOU!
It’s very clear from many emails and comments that the explosion on Keuka lake has effected many in our community. We all in some way felt the explosion. This will change our way of boating. It has too. It’s always sad that this sort of thing has to happen to wake us all up.But its human nature, And sadly human nature to forget.
I am personally changing the way I go boating. Fuel Sensors, Blowers, and generally update all my boats so they are safe.
And I know it’s part of human nature to comment about woulda shoulda… WE ARE ALL GUILTY in some small ways of this. We ALL felt this, because of that. This wasn’t some idiot in a jet ski plowing into a boat, or a drunk ass whole mowing over someone. This was on all of us.
A NEW WAY – We here at Woody Boater propose this.
In an effort to start effecting change, which we seem to always be doing here, ZERO points should be deducted for ANY safety equipment. I know many shows and judges get this. But Saturdays sadness is a harsh reminder that our lives, are not worth points.
In fact – Points should be deducted for not being safe!
Being creative with your safety measures, actually helps even more. Our passion is both art and science, certainly we can figure this out.
Over the next month as we explore the safety systems on our boats, we will share and discuss clever ways to make our Safety part of the fun, part of the art. And of course please share. Send ideas to me to publish. After all, this is fun, and its far more fun to be out there, than in the hospital.
Here is the report from ABC News 13 WHAM that talks about the accident with the footage.