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Old 04-03-2020, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by flywatt View Post
Meanwhile, the rich and comfortable who live on the water exploit the temporary regulation and charge the less fortunate to use their private boat ramps. This is BS.
Who have you seen do that?

Having a private ramp is far from rich. My neighborhood has a private community ramp and dock, nearly all residents are middle class excluding a few or the larger waterfront homes.
Old 04-03-2020, 04:47 AM
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Masonboro Island to close Friday night as COVID-19 cases rise

State coastal reserve closes popular boating retreat; New Hanover and Brunswick counties both see additional positive coronavirus cases


Old 04-03-2020, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
Who have you seen do that?

Having a private ramp is far from rich. My neighborhood has a private community ramp and dock, nearly all residents are middle class excluding a few or the larger waterfront homes.
Agree completely. Lake neighborhood is similar. Typically only paid HOA members have access. HOA has temporarily unlocked the gate to the ramp and left it open so that nobody has to touch it. Needless to say that communication went out making sure that nobody is charging friends/family to use it, and same goes for the handful of ramps at houses in the neighborhood. Houses in the neighborhood range from 150K - 300K (off water, deeded ramp access) to some up around 600K on the water. Definitely a bit of a wealth swing there, but no insanely rich folks.
Old 04-04-2020, 05:35 AM
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I didn’t read this thread entirely so shame on me. Did Governor McMaster restrict the use of boaters on the ICW in South Carolina?
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Originally Posted by Lostsoul58 View Post
I didn’t read this thread entirely so shame on me. Did Governor McMaster restrict the use of boaters on the ICW in South Carolina?
no, just public ramps to access them. Private ramps still open, but in some cases privately operated ramps sit in leased government property and are caught in the fray as well.
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Did some research. DNR was “handing out tickets like parade candy last weekend, and couldn’t keep up.” So they recommended shutting down the ramps.

Turns out that was quite the exaggeration. Less than 10 violations on the entirety of the lake last weekend. Many of them run of the mill fishing license type stuff. Could only find 4 that were obscure charges, which I assume had to do with social distancing violations. Hardly a busy weekend writing tickets for the number of patrol boats I saw out.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
My question is what are all those DNR guys doing? Interrupting turkey hunters? It's not like there is a massive traffic situation like a hurricane evacuation they need to assist with. They can maintain regular patrols while simultaneously being a phone call away if the SHTF.
And what should an officer do if he sees a sandbar full of people? Pull up in the middle of them and expose himself to write summonses?
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Says the fool spewing statics implying somehow that the non high risk groups are equally at risk. I've had my fill of the fearmongering theories and 'I have a friend that said,,,,' he said she said stuff.
That is not what he said. And your emphasis on "friend" rather than that he is an MD dealing with coronavirus patients in a hospital is not very honest.
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Originally Posted by 1995cat View Post
As a primary care physician, my opinion is any statistics being thrown around right now are SWAGs at best. There isn’t enough reliable data to make assumptions. We may know what number of deaths but we have no idea of the true disease burden in our society.
We don't know the number of coronavirus deaths either, since it does not have to be listed as the primary or immediate cause of death.
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As I continue to read this thread I'm reminded of the saying by Thomas Jefferson. "Be wary of giving advice, wise men don't need it and fools don't heed it."
I'm certain Jefferson never heard of Covid-19. I'm just as certain he knew a fool when he encountered one.
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Originally Posted by pavlov View Post
And what should an officer do if he sees a sandbar full of people? Pull up in the middle of them and expose himself to write summonses?
yes. Given that that are willing to pull over “overcrowded” boats this weekend and hammer folks with fines, they should be willing to do so at all times. Wear appropriate PPE and do their jobs.
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Originally Posted by pavlov View Post
And what should an officer do if he sees a sandbar full of people? Pull up in the middle of them and expose himself to write summonses?
Maybe they could wear the proper masks and gloves and possibly use one of those microphone things lol.
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Just to be clear the fact that you are family has no impact on whether you infect each other or not. As far as going out fishing with your family members I think you should do what you think is safe and enjoy yourselves and making sure to stay away from any other people. This crap is making this country and states within look more and more like communist Russia during the Cold War. I’m not a fan of government telling what I can and cannot do, or where I can and cannot travel to! Not to mention I believe whole heartedly that this is not what they are trying to scare everybody about. The numbers don’t add up and they are putting every death that happens in the COVID category whether they died from it or not which is just pumping the numbers up beyond belief. Our own Governor here in CT. lied last weekend about a 7 week old infant dying of the virus. The truth came out within 12 hours that the poor baby died of suffocation and not COVID-19. But he and the mayor where the baby succumbed both got on TV all emotional telling everyone and stoking the flames of fear even more.
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I live on Lake Hartwell. The way I understand this, I can't beach at a small island? Even if it just myself & the dog? My dog is not happy about it.
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Originally Posted by Bobcs71 View Post
I live on Lake Hartwell. The way I understand this, I can't beach at a small island? Even if it just myself & the dog? My dog is not happy about it.
that is correct. Stupidity at its finest.
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Sacrifice is hard.

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Beaufort SC Sheriff's department had the chopper flying over the water looking for beached offenders last weekend.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
Seems like there is a group of people that just don't get it. I've got a friend that is a doctor on the front lines fighting this virus. I asked him if it was safe to fish with friends? He said the following: This virus is 10 times more contagious than the flu. In the majority of cases the symptoms are mild. In 10% of the cases "your numbers up. Nothing we can do."
I think the misconception is the 10% that are going to die is predominantly the old and compromised. I'm seeing people die that are 30, 40 and 50's. I now fish alone or with my wife only.
The death rate is no where near 10%
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Sacrifice is hard.
Pointless sacrifice is just that, pointless. If our elected leaders can’t use common sense, what are they expect us to follow their “orders.” Pick on the mouth breathers at Walmart and Lowes and leave those of us that are actually taking legitimate reasonable actions to stay safe the hell alone.
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What are your suggested common sense solutions? What number of deaths do you consider significant and necessary to shut down the economy? How many deaths are considered acceptable? How long will it take to naturally develop herd immunity in SC? How many people will die without any interventions? What do we do with all the non Covid-19 emergencies when all our resources are already consumed? How do you make restrictions for just the non-mouth breathers? Just asking because it seems like everyone has the answer but just not willing to share it with our leaders. No one is happy about the restrictions. But until you are tasked with ensuring the Public health of an entire state I don’t think you fully understand the thought and research that was put into these decisions. I am sure they weren’t easy calls but I doubt anyone on this board, including myself, could have made any better decisions.

And that is just my uneducated opinion.

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