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CyDeziel 06-25-2010 02:23 PM

no wake signage
 
I live on the Okeechobee waterway, Stuart, Fl...Last year the speed regulation signage changed from No Wake Manatee Zone to 25mph in marked channel. We rent dockage to local boaters and are usually pretty full, our neighbors do the same, and in all there is a concentration of about 30-35boats in a 500ft stretch of the waterway. The large sport fishing, and Motoryachts, slow down, but the 25' to 40' boats seem to slow down to 12-15knots and send rollers into the docks.

Any Ideas??????

sailingdog 06-25-2010 02:59 PM

String 30' sections of grey polypropylene line across the channel when 25-40' boats are approaching... :D

Insails 06-25-2010 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 616876)
String 30' sections of grey polypropylene line across the channel when 25-40' boats are approaching... :D

You AINT right!..but I like it:))

sailingdog 06-25-2010 05:32 PM

Yeah, but wrapping a line around the prop once or twice would probably cause them to slow WAY, WAY down....don'tcha think? :D
Quote:

Originally Posted by Insails (Post 616889)
You AINT right!..but I like it:))


oceanscapt 06-25-2010 07:15 PM

Buy an inflatable manatee and float it just below the surface. Folks'll slow down. ;)

sailor50 06-25-2010 09:29 PM

I'd approach the elected officials at City Hall and take lots of video and ask them what were they thinking of when they changed the designation.

FSMike 06-25-2010 09:31 PM

We have a similar problem. Talked to one of the local waterborne police about the idea of putting up our own "Manatee Zone - No Wake - 5mph" signs. The sympathetic gendarme said that while he couldn't give out any tickets, he wouldn't make us take down the signs.


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