- Apr 5, 2009
Oak Harbor WA marina is closed to the general public but accessible with the gate cards. They have limited staff and little or no access to fuel. They are closed to transient boats.
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You have almost 35,000 cases in your state alone, more then 10 times the amount of any other, do you not get that? or is going to your boat more important?The guidelines we have here in NY are to limit contact, no large groups a large group being defined as 3 people, and keep 6 feet away. Once at the marina, I'm the only one on the boat. Along the way, I bought gas at a self-serve gas station and a sandwich at the grocery market. At the market, I and most if not all people entering used hand sanitizer. At the check out the belt was sanitized before I put the sandwich container on it and the CC reader was sanitized before I used it. The Cashier asked that I stay 6 feet away until I paid and picked up the sandwich and left. I was never less than 3 feet from anyone and then only for a few seconds.
The probability that I transmitted the virus was exposed to the virus is exceedingly low under those conditions. So, yes I was willing to take the chance. At 68 I am in one of the higher risk groups.
This can be debated either way for infinity. The reality is, it depends on your situation. My situation is that i could have taken a 5 minute drive and been at the boat with no personal contact whatsoever. Others may have to walk a thin dock for 200' and pass 20 people to get to their boat. Once you are on the water, i cant imagine a better place to be right now.. so this is completely situational.You have almost 35,000 cases in your state alone, more then 10 times the amount of any other, do you not get that? or is going to your boat more important?
There are about 460,000 people who live in my county (Onondaga). Of that 460,000 people, only 111 (as of yesterday) have been diagnosed with Covid--19. The probablity of me coming in contact with any one of the is 111/460,000 or .02413%. It is extremely unlikely that I came in contact with anyone who was infected.You have almost 35,000 cases in your state alone, more then 10 times the amount of any other, do you not get that? or is going to your boat more important?
And this measure shows that New York is in a class of its own, with the average resident living in a census tract with more than 31,000 people per square mile. (My own neighborhood has about 60,000 people per square mile.) That’s two-and-a-half times the density in San Francisco or L.A., four times the density of Chicago.
Jabins will, with social distancing restrictions, launch and un-launch boats. They sent out a revised notice.Hhmmm... Just saw a neighbor tonight who was told by Bert Jabinns Yard they could not launch his boat, even though it was sceduled. May need a closer look at that one?
As far as getting out on the water I find that I’m conflicted about what the “right” thing to do is.
I’m in a position that once I have the sailboat in the water at the boat ramp I won’t have to be in contact with anyone, UNLESS I have an emergency and require assistance. Something I can try to prevent by safe practices but can’t completely eliminate. Is it fair that I potentially burden the “rescue system” when there is “essential” shipping/fishing etc. happening Hmmmm.
There is also the appearance of being callous as people on shore who may be abiding by a “stay at home” policy seeing me out on the water having fun. Am I going to feel good or guilty Hmmmm.
Somewhat conflicting messages that seem to morph as time passes.That was kinda my thinking so far, but we're still locked in by ice in Georgian Bay so is a mute point. But, yes, if you need assistance you end up putting stress on an overly stressed out system. Hard to say. Although, of course if you do cross the "line" you'll have been deemed to have travelled outside the country and mandatory 14 day isolation.....