How to be a Freakin’ Douchebag (A Rant)

You might wonder if I ever miss Sailnet, the sailing forum I graced for 10 years prior to getting the Ban Stick. Well, in a couple of ways, sure.  I mean, you get comfortable after a while, especially when you realize how much people adore you and depend on your invaluable insight. Heh.

But, when a friend of mine pointed me to the post below, I was immediately reminded of why I don’t miss that place at all. I would have spent WAY too many hours smacking down this particular douchebaggery of slamming people who lost their boats not even 24 hours prior in Hurricane Florence. Let this one soak in a bit…

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Beware Garmin’s ActiveCaptain!

Are you a member of Garmin’s ActiveCaptain? Or are you considering becoming one? If so, have you actually read the new Terms of Use you must to agree to?

The bottom line is that you should be extremely careful what information (“User Submissions”) you share on that platform. Why?

Because you are taking on a virtually unprecedented amount of liability in doing so.

For example, if you were the one that placed one of these anchorage markers on the north side of Vieques several years ago…

That picture above of the exploding boat above could very well happen.

And YOU’LL be legally liable for it…not Garmin.

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