There's half a million licenced water puppies and a quarter of a million registered boats in this state. At $50 a year for licences, that's $25 mil.... Lets call it an average drag of $200 each on the boats, (moorings, rego, etc), that's another $50 mil. OK, let's run a database for moorings. I'll do that for $1 mil a year. Let's run 20 BSO's at $250k each including costs... that's $5 mill. No licence renewals... just a training program and lifetime certification.... I'll run that for $500 per new licence (call it 25,000 a year).... say $12.5 mil. OK, I'm charging the gubbies 1 + 5 + 12.5..... $18.5 mil a year. Oh dear... there's a ripoff of about $57.5 mil a year if my numbers make sense.
You vote for em.... get em to do your bidding. Tell them to stop the ripoff.