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Old 03-31-2020, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 1500Driver View Post
Sooooo: You must be absolutely, positively, 110% sure that ALL- every one of your family-workmates has not and will not come within 6 feet or touch anything that has been touched by a non-family-workmate! Because if even ONE of them- God forbid, Please- comes in contact with an infected person or object harboring the virus, you are assuring that ALL of you are at serious risk AND you are subjecting whatever customers you THINK you are helping to the virus AND anyone they come in contact with! Why do you not understand that?? Why do you think major companies are shutting down?
I think you know all of this but you either think you are invincible OR you just don't care. If you are not part of the solution - - YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM !
1) we aren't retail
2) if we shut down, we go out of business. It's that simple. Our industry is not closing...if we do we will permanently lose our customers. There are no alternate customers to go get. Small industry, with a shrinking # of customers (consolidation).
3) The sky is not falling.
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We have a trip planned to lake Marion the last week of April, I hope this doesn't affect us. It will just be my dad, brother and me on the boat fishing so we won't be in contact with anyone else no more than usual. Meanwhile in WV the governor has issued a 30 day free fishing period where you don't need a license.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
1) we aren't retail
2) if we shut down, we go out of business. It's that simple. Our industry is not closing...if we do we will permanently lose our customers. There are no alternate customers to go get. Small industry, with a shrinking # of customers (consolidation).
3) The sky is not falling.
Maybe you should spend a little more time considering the viability of your business and less time going out with 10 people on your tri-toon then.
Old 03-31-2020, 07:20 AM
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Maybe you should spend a little more time considering the viability of your business and less time going out with 10 people on your tri-toon then.
I'd say we are doing just fine. 1 of 3 or so survivors in an industry that had over 100 players 10 years ago. What we do on the weekend for fun is nobody's business whatsoever.
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Here is the order-
1-2020-03-30%20eFILED%20Executive%20Order%20No.%202020-16%20-%20Emergency%20Access%20Restriction.pdf
Old 03-31-2020, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I'd say we are doing just fine. 1 of 3 or so survivors in an industry that had over 100 players 10 years ago. What we do on the weekend for fun is nobody's business whatsoever.
As stated earlier, you are part of the problem.
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Originally Posted by Wldmoose View Post
As stated earlier, you are part of the problem.
Is choosing not to go out of business is part of the problem?

or is hanging out with the people we are in business (and no others) part of the problem?

or just the optics?

I’m no math wiz....but the argument that I have a responsibility to isolate from certain people some of the time and not other times just doesn’t hold water. Unless the government some how manages to close our industry in its entirety, there is no other choice.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Is choosing not to go out of business is part of the problem?

or is hanging out with the people we are in business (and no others) part of the problem?

or just the optics?

I’m no math wiz....but the argument that I have a responsibility to isolate from certain people some of the time and not other times just doesn’t hold water. Unless the government some how manages to close our industry in its entirety, there is no other choice.
Is it really that hard for you to grasp? Running your business is not elective. Going out on a packed boat is elective. Knock off the stupid ass elective crap.
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Originally Posted by Wldmoose View Post
Is it really that hard for you to grasp? Running your business is not elective. Going out on a packed boat is elective. Knock off the stupid ass elective crap.
it’s causing nobody any added exposure. No boat ramps in use. Private boat. From a private dock. If the need for fuel arises, can fill from a private 250 gallon fuel tank. Elective or not makes no difference to the risk for anybody, so why do so many people care. Mind your own business and tend to your own families. We are good.
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Law abiding citizens losing their civil liberties because of stupidness. Just great.
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I am on Lake Hartwell on the Georgia/South Carolina border. All boat ramps on the South Carolina side of the lake were ordered closed yesterday, Georgia side remains open. This is going to get interesting.
All they are going to do is come over to the other side of the lake and launch.... The pictures from Party Island last weekend were ridiculous.
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It appears that some of the pay ramps are shutting down, and others remaining open. Governors statement is about as clear as mud regard their official status.
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Originally Posted by Wldmoose View Post
Is it really that hard for you to grasp? Running your business is not elective. Going out on a packed boat is elective. Knock off the stupid ass elective crap.
How is this any different than going to Lowes or Home Depot with the other 5k folks on any given weekend day??

Some people are smart enough to do the right thing all the time....the other "sheeple" need directions from the guv-nah.

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Jakes landing posted saying that they clarified with the DNR that pay/private ramps are still allowed to operate.



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Petition to the gubna to reopen ramps for anyone who is inclined.

https://www.change.org/p/henry-mcmas...62-en-us%3Av12
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Why did the governor say to be prepared to show your commercial licenses this weekend and anyone who doesn't have one will be ticketed? Why the hell is everything so gray. Can't they make it black and white? The Executive Order I'm reading says very clearly that we are allowed to boat, need to be underway and can anchor only to fish but absolutely no rafting. He says one thing and signs another?

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Old 03-31-2020, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Windham14 View Post
Why did the governor say to be prepared to show your commercial licenses this weekend and anyone who doesn't have one will be ticketed? Why the hell is everything so gray. Can't they make it black and white? The Executive Order I'm reading says very clearly that we are allowed to boat, need to be underway and can anchor only to fish but absolutely no rafting. He says one thing and signs another?
Because tomorrow they will probably tighten up what they said today and say that private ramps are closed and only commercial fishing vessels are allowed on the water. By this weekend it will be no boats at all. This time next week, don't even look at the water.

I know I'm not losing my mind - just yesterday morning I read an article saying that overall people were practicing good social distancing techniques over the weekend. It said that there were a few minor incidents, but they were impressed with how well people were complying. By yesterday evening, they had reversed course, saying they were appalled by the behavior they witnessed on the water.

Remember a week or two ago when they were saying beaches were open and it would be good for us to get outside? And then a day or so later, beaches are closed. Every single day, they rescind the previous days allowances - I see no reason this will not continue.
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Because tomorrow they will probably tighten up what they said today and say that private ramps are closed and only commercial fishing vessels are allowed on the water. By this weekend it will be no boats at all. This time next week, don't even look at the water.

I know I'm not losing my mind - just yesterday morning I read an article saying that overall people were practicing good social distancing techniques over the weekend. It said that there were a few minor incidents, but they were impressed with how well people were complying. By yesterday evening, they had reversed course, saying they were appalled by the behavior they witnessed on the water.

Remember a week or two ago when they were saying beaches were open and it would be good for us to get outside? And then a day or so later, beaches are closed. Every single day, they rescind the previous days allowances - I see no reason this will not continue.
Well I've got the Executive Order printed and tucked away in my electronics box. I am going to be boating this weekend. Leaving either from the private ramp or my dock. I guess I will report back if I get harassed.
As far as this past weekend goes I can tell you that the little beach over by Daniel Island and Drum Island had about 25 boats lined up side by side. All the morons were on the beach hanging out together. I assume Saturday and Sunday were a complete shit show. They should be punishing those people not those of us obeying the orders.
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I keep my boat on a lift in my backyard, so I'm planning on going out this weekend (it's the only way I can keep any semblance of sanity) unless they put a chain up across Shem Creek. And I briefly pulled over to talk to a buddy near the beach area on DI - this was on Sunday around noon I guess - no other boats when I was over there, but then again I wasn't there long.

No anchoring anywhere this weekend, so I'll probably take the woman and do some fishing finally.
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Wow, there are some real jerks here. I don’t think some of you see how dire this will be to millions of businesses. Seems about half the people are taking this seriously and half could care less. I went out in the boat last weekend with just my family and saw the huge crowds on the bars. We found our little private spot and watched the party from a far. I am trying to do my best but everyone must remember that sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. This virus is scary but what scares me more is the unknown impact on our economy. We have been walking a thin line for years, decades, with our huge debt and artificially low rates. This first 2 trillion will work for a month, what if it takes 2-6 months? How long will it take to turn the economy back on? The question is do we risk a depression unlike anything in our history by shutting down the economy or do we quarantine the people who are at “most” risk and keep things going? I don’t know the answer but I think we are buying time until the “smart” people can find some answers.

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