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running aground can get expensive!

Post by cape man » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:43 pm

Was searching the web for info on the impact of the cold weather on the Everglades (I know we lost a LOT of fish, manatees, and crocodiles). Found this on the Park's site:

http://www.nps.gov/ever/parknews/everne ... escase.htm

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Post by mechdave » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:11 pm

He shoulda called sea tow I suppose. :help:

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Re: running aground can get expensive!

Post by cape man » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:25 pm

Yeah they get mad when you run aground, but they get real ugly when you try and power off!
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Post by majorgator » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:42 pm

IMO - This is a case of establishing precedence. I don't fish that area, but I'm aware of the ill-effects caused by boaters who are reckless. It just seems that a $295,000 fine is mighty stiff. Sounds like the park system will be using the money for pet projects, along with repairing the damaged area. Again, like I said IN MY OPINION. 8)

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Re: running aground can get expensive!

Post by Spokaloo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:03 pm

I think like anyone in a situation where they have received damage as a result of another person's negligence, the cost is commensurate with two things: cost to repair the damage, and ability of the perpetrator to pay the requisite damages. When a 72 foot boat runs aground, its going to do some substantial damage powering off. A person that owns a 72 foot yacht also has the bankroll to pay for the damages he incurred.

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Post by michaelwpayton » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:14 pm

"from each, according to his means," wow... that's damn scary.
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Post by BCbuoy » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:59 pm

"according to their means..." I guess I would be looking at about $1.50 then!! :)

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Post by gk108 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:13 pm

Sounds like "Move over, Swanson. I'm driving."
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Post by ks8 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:22 pm

"from each, according to his means," wow... that's damn scary.
... *to the Gulag!* :help:

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Re: running aground can get expensive!

Post by Laszlo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:55 pm

If one of the purposes of the fine is to provide negative reinforcement, it has to be according to the offender's means. A punishment which isn't painful isn't any use. It's not communism, just ordinary parenting.

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