This is a topic that no one wants to touch, because if you talk about high-performance powerboating safety you’re calling attention to it. You’re saying that it could be better, and that it needs to be better. And for a lot people in the go-fast boat industry and community, saying such things, at least publicly, seems like a really bad idea.
Until someone dies. Then we all want to talk about it—we need to talk about it to process our grief—until we get tired of talking about it and go back to business as usual. Nothing changes, and the cycle repeats itself with the next tragedy.
So why not at least try to break the cycle? Why not keep the discussion going?
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