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Thankyou !!!um#1 said:
This is what I see in the order. Let me know if I'm wrong.Section 3. Essential ActivitiesA. For purposes of this Order and the conduct it limits, "essential activities" meansand encompasses the following:1. Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues and housesof worship; and11. Participating in recreational activities ( consistent with social distancingguidelines) such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, orswimming; andm. Taking care of pets; and1v. Caring for or otherwise assisting a loved one or friend.
The Cat's Eye said:
What we need on the water are brain checks. i have been almost killed or seriously injured by stupid boaters twice in the ENP. Both had nice boats and were in their 30's to 40's. One guy lost control of his boat after passing me and forced me to crash into the mangroves. The other jerk got turned around in Hell's Bay and was so panicked trying to find his way out he raced down a narrow creek at 30 plus in the wrong direction, and forced us to take to the mangroves.
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Yesterday I saw boats being pulled out, but not allowed t be put in...what's up with that?
He also said that county ramps are open except bayview and caxambas.
Closed - police car and cones blocking entrance, might have been commercial guys
I left police work almost 25 years ago now and came back to fishing full time... there is life after 22 years on the street in Dade county...
i used the mangroves to stop my boat in the first situation to avoid smashing into the passing boat that spun out directly in front of me in the Buttonwood Canal. In the second incident we were fishing where a small creeks intersected a slightly larger creek. We had just released a snook when we heard the sound of a FAST approaching boat. We were near a sharp curve in a narrow creek so we cranked up the engine and took refuge under the mangrove canopy of the smaller creek which saved us from being hit only seconds later.
Ok. Sounds reasonable.
I have no objection to the standard safety checks that every officer on the water performs since along with enforcement -they're also about education... I question, though, whether given the current circumstances discretion might not be the better tactic... This from a guy who used to command a marine patrol unit years ago...(we had everything from a big RIB with twin big motors all the down to a pair of jetskis... ). I came back to fishing as a guide after an early retirement in 1995 so I've had my head in both worlds since then. Can't remember how many times over the years I've been safety checked myself (both in the day and at night) and it needs to be done. But during a time when we're all supposed to be keeping away from each other, having officers doing safety checks so they can have something to write down on their worksheets... maybe not... but that's just my opinion.