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Re: Replace bow rail

courtesy of NavRules Frequently Asked Questions;

10. What are the regulations concerning wake effects, wake damage, and responsibility? Regarding one's wake, vessels over 1600 Gross Tons are specifically required by Title 33 CFR 164.11 to set the vessel's speed with consideration for...the damage that might be caused by the vessel's wake. Further, there may be State or local laws which specifically address "wake" for the waters in question.

While vessels under 1600 GT are not specifically required to manage their speed in regards to wake, they are still required to operate in a prudent matter which does not endanger life, limb, or property (46 USC 2302). Nor do the Navigation Rules exonerate any vessel from the consequences of neglect (Rule 2), which, among other things, could be unsafe speeds (Rule 6), improper lookout (Rule 5), or completely ignoring your responsibilities as prescribed by the Navigation Rules.

As to whether or not a particular vessel is responsible for the damage it creates is a question of law and fact that is best left to the Courts. For more information, contact your local Marine Patrol or State Boating Law Administrator.

Which then points here:- National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Texas


TX Parks & Wildlife Dept
Law Enforcement Div
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin TX 78744


Boat Accident Report Database
April V Nino
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512.389.4850
Fax: 512.389.8400

Boat Accident Report Database
Cody Jones
4200 Smith School Rd.
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512.389.4624
Fax: 512.389.8400


Enforcement
Peter Flores
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512.389.4845
Fax: 512.389.4740


Investigations
Capt Greg Williford
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512.407.9564
Fax: 512.454.1222
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