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Old 02-26-2020, 12:31 PM   #1
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Lawsuit against Wake Boats in Oregon

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Old 02-26-2020, 01:05 PM   #2
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This is the go-to tactic for radical "environmental" organizations...lawsuits.

Here's one from 2018: https://mynorthwest.com/1082676/cons...t-orca-whales/

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According to the “Center for Biological Diversity's” web site, their version of "protecting the habitat" is this.

1. No powered vessel traffic allowed between April and October during the year.

2. November through March, all vessels in an "orca habitat" must proceed at no faster than a "no wake" speed.

The proposed habitat for the southern resident orca — included in the lawsuit — would extend the protected area from the current Puget Sound / Strait of Juan de Fuca area, down the West Coast to San Francisco.
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This is where boating groups need to jump in and mitigate total insanity with a workable plan seen elsewhere like some of Floridas Manatee zones.

I dont see the vessels outlawed, just the way they are used.
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Nothing wrong with wake boats, just like there are no bad dogs. It's always the owners who are the problem. And of course all those annoying people who do not own a wake boat and feel like they should be able to enjoy a quiet day out on the water. Killjoys, those folks.
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Nothing wrong with wake boats
Until you see what a couple of wakeboats can do in a cove or small lake as the wakes start to reverberate off the shore. The entire place becomes a washing machine. kayaks, canoes, small fishing boats all become very unpleasant.
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It one thing to make a wake in your boat, it’s another to have a boat with ballast tanks and a hull shape designed to make the biggest wake possible. And then to add a mega-watt sound system so the entire river or lake can hear you in their bathroom with the door closed a half mile inland. I’m sorry, but I have nothing good to say about wakeboard boats and would not shed a tear if I never saw (or heard) another one again.

Remember when people used ski boats that made as little wake as possible?
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Like its not the gun, rather the human that pulls the trigger?

Couldn't resist.
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Nothing wrong with wake boats, just like there are no bad dogs. It's always the owners who are the problem. And of course all those annoying people who do not own a wake boat and feel like they should be able to enjoy a quiet day out on the water. Killjoys, those folks.
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Like its not the gun, rather the human that pulls the trigger?

Couldn't resist.

I left England in 1986. I spent some 21 years of my life in Oregon, then moved to Canada. Americans have never understood the British sense of humour. Quite often that's a blessing, because it means we can get away with a lot.


Please re-read my post and see if you can come to a different conclusion. I doubt it, but try.


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I live on a boat. This conservation is why I don't live in a marina or a neighborhood.
And it's not the gun unless it has AI.
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I live on a boat. This conservation is why I don't live in a marina or a neighborhood.
And it's not the gun unless it has AI.

I missed that. What is being conserved?
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We live above a popular ski/wake lake in the PNW. We use to ski almost every day after work and early on the weekends. The old Moomba ski boat was quite, no radio, and had about a 4" wake at 35mph. We sold it three years ago after the wake boats got popular, we could no longer use the little ski boat as it would get bounced around too much with the big wakes. Like I said we live above the lake, the raido's now days shake my windows and were a 1/8 mile away. I know the younger kids do their thing just like we did in our day. So we sold the Moomba, gave up on skiing, and just watch the cops bust the kids for excessive noise, drinking, rekless driving. I would love to see the wake boats get banned, they cause so much damage to the docks/beach. I would also like to see the jet ski's have a time limit or a noise limit, Im tired of bees buzzing from 5am to 10pm in the summer. I might just be old and cranky and need to move.
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And boards should be banned on ski slopes.
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I left England in 1986. I spent some 21 years of my life in Oregon, then moved to Canada. Americans have never understood the British sense of humour. Quite often that's a blessing, because it means we can get away with a lot.


Please re-read my post and see if you can come to a different conclusion. I doubt it, but try.


I'll add a clue. Five letters, starts with an i and ends in a y.
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No insult intended.

British humor? What that? LOL When I lived in England my favorite show was Benny Hill!!!
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And boards should be banned on ski slopes.

Like as in snowboards?



Because all skiers are polite and boarders are thugs?


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Like as in snowboards?



Because all skiers are polite and boarders are thugs?


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Hell - There seems to be nothing wrong with any of that in this 21st Century!!

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And boards should be banned on ski slopes.
Yep, as I find myself falling into the old man yelling at people to keep off my lawn I realized it was time to sell the ski boat and move on. Let the kids have their fun just as I did. As I am sure back in the day people were upset that we were skinning at dawn every day, the fishermen sure did hate us!

Far as boards vs Skies I dislike the snow so it was never a problem.
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President that thinks it's a King.
Obama's been out of office for 3+ years.
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One more reason to love wakeboard boats: invasive species. How do you inspect or dry out ballast tanks and bags? No wonder Quagga Mussels have spread so quickly across our lakes and rivers.

I find it ironic that the one aspect of boating that is most regulated: wakes, has an entire sub-set of the industry committed to making the biggest ones possible. Ain’t life crazy?
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Obama's been out of office for 3+ years.
But... He knew what he was doing... as compared to... him!
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Let`s not make it a political issue. It`s about the safety and comfort of all water users. Those who operate vessels to the serious detriment of others should change behavior and if it takes legislation or regulation so be it. Jetskis are banned from Sydney Harbour due to generalized misconduct, and rightly so imo.
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