The state thinks it has the authority to pass all these rules and then, because of financial reasons, does not make courses available easily or at the times and places people need them.
I have held a Coast Guard 100-ton Ocean Operator's License that may or may not still be valid because I no longer operate tour boats. I have a couple of personal watercraft that I can no longer use because the course is only offered on Oahu.
If the state is going to mandate any rules, then it must make the required course available to the people who need them. It could make these webinars available 24/7.
I feel all rules that the state wants to make that are for the good and safety of the people need to be made painless to comply with.
I think the personal watercraft rule is a great example of good intentions gone bad. Can I sell the state my watercraft? Because my kids, their friends and I can't afford to fly to Oahu to take the course.
I'm getting real tried of all these rules. Once in place, the rules are almost impossible to relook at - closing parks when it's still light out, telling us we can't have a beer grilling at the beach.
As soon as the thrillcraft course could not be offered on all islands, that rule should have been voided. I should not be punished because of the state's inability to make required courses available.