Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Mexico, USA (Heron, Elephant Butte lakes); Arizona (Lake Pleasant)
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Re: Is there a speed limit on the Great lakes
Some power boaters are smart, and know that they have no chance of breaking the open-water speed limit:
It's not just a good idea, it's the law.
Seriously, excess speed, even when no speed limit is posted, could be a violation of the rules of the road if it is unsafe for conditions, does not allow for control and stopping, does not allow a boat to meet its obligations, causes damage to the environment, facilities, or other craft, etc. But, too often, these determinations might not be made until there is an accident.