We have speed limits on a lot of the rivers that feed the Chesapeake. Maryland did this while a member of our Association was the head of the Boater Advisory board!!! These do-gooder pols listen to the prissy ass property owners and sailboaters and the next thing you know-35 knots days, 20 knots nights
I personally went to the meetings for "public input" where it was 60 to 10 against speed limits and we still have them. What it serves to do is bunch up the boats all traveling at the same speed and makes the rivers even more dangerous. It is difficult to justify why you need to go fast though. They want everyone to be "safe" and feel you can go out to open water to use your big old LPB. Let's be frank here-they are simply jealous and envious and can't stand to see anyone have too much fun.