We don't know what, if any, training was provided. However, I know for a fact that the rentals around here don't have anchors. Given that it was a very windy day, they should have at least been advised not to jump into the water. Of course, this then brings up the risk of swimmers in the water with someone at the wheel and the engine running.
With all of the novice boaters this year, I have been watching the various follies. Most notable was a guy last weekend who could not get his anchor to hold and kept drifting into other boats. He would pick up his anchor and move his boat (i.e. prop turning) and drag swimmers along that were hanging onto the swim platform. Scared the bejesus out of me to watch.
Last edited by Dock Holiday; 07/29/20 03:37 PM.