Chuggers and other inconciderate boaters!

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Posted by Kerry Grissett on March 11, 2001 at 18:39:09:

Do you know what "idle speed - NO WAKE" means? If not, then please take the time to FIND OUT!

It is a growing problem, especially on the smaller creeks and tributaries in North Alabama. I have written Capt. Huffaker for clarification of the boating laws and as soon as I get his reply, I will be either petitioning for stronger laws concerning this behavior or petitioning for more funding for marine police enforcement. It is past due here in North Alabama with the number of boats we have on the water! We have a great natural resource with our lakes, rivers, creeks and streams and it would be a shame to let the same types who have forced wildlife refuge areas to close off roads to also cause the same sort of problems for our waterways.

I know some will disagree with me, but I believe most people will agree with me and are ready for stronger and better enforcement of the current boating laws, if not more stringent laws along with better enforcement.


Kerry - (off my high horse...grin)

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