It’s was announced yesterday that boating in many counties of Florida is now banned-ish! Ramps and Marinas are to be closed. This will of course happen all over as the weather warms up. So you will no doubt have questions and an inner conflict. Here are some things to consider. I have used our favorite models to make the point. hey, this can be somewhat fun if we try.
WARNING, this is one of those questions that has only really one right answer, but as confusing as it is, rationally also has another. Confused? Ya, so am I. Here are the arguments for both.
YES IT’S OKAY – Whats the difference between being trapped in your house? Going on a walk? Or going out on your boat. NOTHING. In fact if its just you, and your partner in crime. The chances of walking up next to someone and or touching something infected are very low. As in possibly ZERO. Your chance of sinking, blowing up, drowning, run over.. are far far greater. If fact we did that very thing this weekend.
NO, DON’T BE A DOUCHE! – This part has a little less rational reasoning. And is all about emotion and working together. As in it’s not about you catching it, it’s about others. It’s about staying home and away from possibly spreading this. The current fact is, assume you have it. But that’s me, each of us has different feelings about things. I never want to hurt anyone’s feelings..on purpose. And now possibly be partially to blame for them being sick.
WHAT ABOUT LOCATION? – This is kinda different in different parts of the country. And how you are using the boat. IF you are living on your boat, then that’s your house. If you work as a watermen, or Coast Guard etc, well ya gotta work, and we need Seafood. Since there is little Hamburger in the Grocery store.
A POSSIBLE SOLUTION.- If you go out, just you and your spouse, partner whatever. Dog.. Don’t be zipping about waving. Just go out for you. Your inner peace. Offer to help with your boat. Take groceries by boat. Use take out from your local food place, they need business. Your boat delivering groceries and other things to help by water, can be a wonderful thing. In other words, if your boat is your transportation, that’s fine. If you are going out and gonna recreate Jobby Nooner. You’re a douche!
A BETTER SOLUTION – Work on your boat, this is a fantastic time to varnish, clean, tune up, all the things you dont have time for, now you do. STAY IN YOUR BARN, GARAGE, BOATHOUSE.
HELP OTHERS – Across, wait.. AROUND the globe we are all in this together. Think of others first. And think about the impact this is going to have emotionally and financially of all of us.
FOR THOSE OF US THAT PAID THE SUNNYLAND GROUP FRO THE SHOW AND HAD TO CANCEL. DONATE THE MONEY YOU WOULD HAVE SPENT TO THEM. DON’T BE A DOUCHE AND ASK FOR A REFUND. I spoke to Terry a couple days ago. To quote him ” Cancelling a show is far harder than putting one on” Imagine all the crap that had to be unraveled. Imagine the stranded investment made to go. I felt this in a small way here even at WoodyBoater, as did many of the vendors that were about to show up. This is a week long event for many that work the show as well as enjoy it. So this is the time to buy parts from them.
YOU CAN DONATE TO THE SUNNYLAND CLUB AT THIS ADDRESS.
Sunnyland Chapter, ACBS
PO Box 689
Mount Dora Florida 32757
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