Port of Everett Boat Launch Closed

The Peddler

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May 28, 2008
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*PERSONAL RANT: ON* I don't understand how going-out solo, or with the immediate family members with-whom you share a home, could possibly be a problem. (Assuming you don't have to make any fuel and/or food stops.) I keep my boat in a "ready" state at all times. I wouldn't need, to be within 6 YARDS of anyone (let-alone 6-feet) if I went for a boat ride or maybe wet a line. Cabin Fever is REAL, and we're going to need an outlet. Getting out on the water would be a good option for some people. We don't do the "Sandbar" thing around here like they do in Florida. We like to cruise, see the sights, and wave to fellow boaters from a respectable distance, so I fail to see a problem. Some folks want to go for a run, some want to go run the boat! *RANT: OFF*
 
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wdlfbio

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If I can drive to the grocery store for food, I can drive to the gas station. Even the gas station trip can be done without involving anyone else (truck and boat). Fucking stupid.
 
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G-Spot

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    But it’s ok to go get food from a restaurant that hundreds of people went in and out of to take potentially contaminated food packages home with you.... Pay with you debit/credit card, push the door open and go back out of it..... but you can’t go to a park, use a boat launch..... makes total sense!

    don’t get me wrong.... I think supporting those restaurants is great, but the weird selective reasoning lacks sense...
     
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    sgwill122

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    Feb 21, 2011
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    A lot of people are not thinking just reacting. Public bus service is still operational, Costco is a zoo, I can go for a walk or bike ride and pass within 6 feet of my neighbors. We decided last night to start buying takeout regularly to try and help the local businesses stay afloat so will be consuming the food others have prepared and interacting with a cashier. All of these things are sanctioned by our government but I can't launch a boat where I would not interact with anyone outside my family.
     
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    hawksfan75

    Wear your god damned mask!
    Sep 7, 2011
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    Everybody making any decision on this is throwing out ideas and hoping for the best. There’s no playbook for this shit. There’s no right way to manage this. There’s only moves that hopefully don’t kill millions of people and the rest just… sort of happens…
     
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    Fish_on!

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    Taking the boat out to a non pay site launch is literally the lowest impact activity I could have. Zero interaction with others. Zero. Boat is gassed, ready to go. Zero!
     
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    Hunter Dan

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    Jun 30, 2011
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    The bathroom facility is the sticky wicket. If they can't keep it clean then the facility is closed. I guess theft of public restroom TP has been an issue of late as well.
     
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    Nosecrets

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    Its gay as aids, gay as a back of dicks, seems unreasonable. Use the time wisely. As stated above 2000 died in 3 days in italy. We will see that here too. You all are smart guys, give it 5 days and watch the numbers. Italy grew from 20-724 in a week. Keep your families safe. No dinker blackmouth is worth it
     
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    The Peddler

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    Like I said, it’s a bit of a rant from me. I’ll likely abide by the order... Stay healthy friends!
     
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    ledbed6b

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    My point is not that shutting down the launches is inherently wrong, it's that we're allowing all kinds of interaction that's similar. The dog park near my house was packed, people chatting, long lines at Fred Meyer with people packed close, the fast food drive through bustling. Believe me I'm taking this shit seriously, but we have to be rational.
     
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    Team Sency

    Fish!! Or be Fished!!!
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    Its gay as aids, gay as a back of dicks, seems unreasonable. Use the time wisely. As stated above 2000 died in 3 days in italy. We will see that here too. You all are smart guys, give it 5 days and watch the numbers. Italy grew from 20-724 in a week. Keep your families safe. No dinker blackmouth is worth it

    Goodness T! Tell me how going fishing is going to endanger society annnnnnnywhere close to a Safeway visit or getting take out food prepared by who the fuck knows who????


    Gas station....popsicle stick to push buttons....if you don’t have bait you’re stuck to spoons...or jiggawhats?!!!

    Just because you retired from fishing doesn’t mean need to poo poo on us bummed not to go.

    I will be fishing tomorrow.....

    .... on foot from mi casa with my boys to trout/bass hunt.

    Stay safe all... and stay thirsty my friends!!
     
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    sgwill122

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    The buses that are still running are probably the easiest transmission between total strangers then grocery stores, then take out restaurants. I am sure everyone on here is still getting gas in their cars when they goto Costco to get another pack of toilet paper.
     
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    The Peddler

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    I am sure everyone on here is still getting gas in their cars when they goto Costco to get another pack of toilet paper.

    Maybe I’ll go to Oregon to fill up. Finally a practical application for their mandatory filling attendants.
     
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    Chasin' Tail

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    I ventured out of my cave today. Had to take a family member to the airport and I made a couple pit stops on my way home. Here are some of my observations.
    Hit McDonalds for an egg McMuffin. Was 4 people in line ahead of me. I watched as each one of them passes a card out the window, employee takes card, then swipes it. Hands card back... repeated with all 4 people ahead of me, no sanitizing or wiping off her hands between customers.. I wonder how many times that is repeated in a day. Poor girl making $12/hour having probably 200 contacts/day on her shift.
    Next stop sportco-- love those guys. Figured I better get in before they are forced to close by Enslee. Employees gloved up in Latex, standing behind counters trying to observe the 6' rule. I find the usual $150 of stuff i cant live without, so I could go do some social distancing on my boat. . Go to checkout. Lines drawn on floor to keep us 6' back until register is clear. Person ahead of me uses card, uses the stylus to sign, they pay & they walk off. Dude looked shady as fuck. Probably from Bellevue... Then i can go up. Im again paying with card, then I have to touch the same pinpad and stylus to do my payment... How many people touch that same pad every day?
    Now off to Costco to get gas, wait in line as pumps ahead of me are full, Watch as each person taps the screen for payment type, then grabs the pump handle, then presses Regular or Super or Diesel. Then next guy in line does the same... How many times a day is that transfer of germs happening?

    I guess I could have gloved up to be safe, but like Toilet paper, latex gloves are sold out too...

    And like all the other good little sheep I find myself back at home along with the other 224,986 of the 225,000 people in thurston county that dont have Covid. (14 confirmed cases & 0 deaths)..

    How many interactions are there in a Costco or a drive thru window vs at a boat launch in March/April? SMDH

    Biggest Irony so far... Let Criminals out of prison. But Lock the rest of us in our houses...
     
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    mrfish11

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    Please note a wdfw reply I saw today....
     
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