I'm sure most have already been informed but thought it would be good to post something here. The bouys have been moved from in front of Harbour Inn back to the sharp turn before the Inn. Heard of some citations being written this weekend so be careful around that area.
Now Bentrod.. That's stretching it a bit. It will add a few minutes at most.
I agree... What notice is better than a cop and a no wake bouy?
That lane and area is where I spent many late nights doing weird things in very cold weather. Geeez, last year I rang the New Year in right there throwing an 8 foot cracker. I would throw that thing for 6 hours before my buddy would wake and have 3 or 4 mongos to show for it. Crackling net... Frozen hands, 2 inches of ice on the bottom of the boat, blue lights, and an insatiable appetite for learning something new and not accepting failure.
Well that's bittersweet - win for keeping all the idiots under control - but geez that's my home creek for bait - it'll take me a half hour to idle to back and out.
I'm sure all the citations went to the idiots going 65 anyways so no big deal - slow down and maybe you would see the game warden sitting there with no wake buoys.
Haha yes you are right it took us 20 minutes to idle through to the back on Friday. I'm ok with that though gives a novice like myself plenty of time to get the tank and net ready. It's also nice to be able to pull boards along the point without having to straddle the bouys and like Yam said not having to worry about being chopped in half when making a turn in the middle of the creek.
There are already laws against reckless boating but I guess enforcing them would be more work than repeatedly making sure that my throw cushion isn't stowed.
My guess is the newer home-owners in there with those newer docks pushed for it..... with those newer docks on the left going in, and the existing docks/floaters that channel was almost a no-wake buy default... at least if 2 boats where in there coming from opposite directions... 50' no wake of each dock and then safe passage between boats would put you at no-wake if you're following the rules.....
Now, if the No Wake zone goes all the way out, then I expect any of those dang red floating balls to be removed as there is no need for them now....... get them the heck out of the way of my boards
Post by striperjohn on Mar 23, 2015 9:10:40 GMT -5
I had to cut two of those balls loose last time I was out, had one of my hooks in them. ;D That point where the no wake zone used to be was at least 20 feet further out in the early 80s. Bigtime erosion due to wakes.
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