I think you are underestimating the number and size of boats that pin, but I have no factual data to back that up. To be clear, I actually don’t take issue with pinning like I do some other things done on the lake(and others would say who cares it is still illegal) - but to your point, with some of these boat sizes it becomes a safety and liability issue. (And I actually sleep at night)If the bags have to be “back pinned” for larger boats than they are not solving a problem. Actually making it worse as the back pinning uses two pins for every bag where usually they only need one pin per line.
This is not a solution in any way. It’s actually worse and now we have someone taking up spots and selling them. All in the name of saving the beaches from the “horrible” pinning. They are taking advantage of the law and fear.
Most small boats do not pin anyway so they are to really helping reduce anything.
The large beach bags are doing damage to the beach. So to say they have no impact is false.
Not to get political but this seems like most liberal programs. It sounds great and makes people feel good but actually does more harm than good. It’s like raising minimum wage, sounds great but in reality does not work to help anyone but the government with more tax dollars being paid.
This program is no different, it’s only real value is the profit it is making someone. It’s not helping the lake or the users of the lake.
Big boats have to be pinned to be safe, period. Let’s work to make a filler that works and educate on how to pin with the least amount of damage. Maybe require a license or permit. If they are allowing the beach bag company to pin then why not allow others?
Personally I have had sand anchors come undone and did a lot of damage. It created a very unsafe situation. What my boat drives and hull did the to beach was way worse than what any pin would have done. We have a 75” with 3rd level and the wind load is big.
Also if you haven’t had a chance - check out the beach bags website and the load testing they do. I still think more work needs to be done and I’ll ultimately make a decision once I have the chance to try them out, but I appreciate their transparency.I think you are underestimating the number and size of boats that pin, but I have no factual data to back that up. To be clear, I actually don’t take issue with pinning like I do some other things done on the lake(and others would say who cares it is still illegal) - but to your point, with some of these boat sizes it becomes a safety and liability issue. (And I actually sleep at night)
I guess my point is that there is always going to be a large contingent that opposes any kind of drilling - Like many issues, my hope is not that this ultimately becomes an all or nothing solution (despite what politics say on most issues) I applaud private enterprise working to solve an issue before the government tries to step in . But I also think vilifying it before the true impact is understood is more of a head in the sand/my way or the highway approach.
I realize this is a multifaceted issue- I eagerly await the results of this pilot (assuming they are shared) after the season
Yup, agree!! AND pinning is totally unacceptable. Did you folks read where they are to fill the holes with....pardon my paraphrasing: 'something that hasn't been developed yet'Leaving beach bags unattended for more than half a day is totally unacceptable.