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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Tree Huggers at it again in Ca.

    Looks like all of us that have any pull with our representatives need to let them know how we feel about this.

    Bill Would Extend Boat Noise Level Control To State’s Coastal Waters

    Wednesday, February 26, 2003

    Log News Service - Owners of noisy motorboats take note: your days may be numbered.
    Extending the prohibition on the operation of motorized recreational vessels that exceed specified noise levels to all state waters is the intent of a bill introduced in the Assembly Feb. 21 by Assembly Member George Nakano, D-Torrance. Currently, coastal waters are excluded.

    Nakano’s bill would provide for safer and improved noise-measuring techniques for motorboat noise testing by peace officers conducted in accordance with standards established by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

    Present law - Section 654.05 of the state Harbors and Navigation Code - only prohibits the operation of a motorized vessel in or upon the inland waters of the state in a manner that exceeds prescribed noise levels; it requires that noise levels be measured from a prescribed distance while a vessel is underway at full throttle. Because this is seen as an unsafe way to test for noise levels, the procedure is rarely used, officials said.

    David Johnson, a spokesman for the state Department of Boating and Waterways, said that Nakano’s bill is a technical change in the law but will not establish tougher motorboat noise-law standards.

    “It is not going to impact boats that are coming out of the factory and have not been modified after market,” Johnson said. “The department has received complaints from property owners in coastal areas about large cigarette-type boats that appear to be breaking current noise standards. Under the existing law, peace officers are not allowed to test these boats in coastal waters. If this bill becomes law, they will.”

    The noise restrictions imposed by AB 1555 would not apply to motorized recreational vessels competing under a local public entity or U.S. Coast Guard permit in a regatta, in a boat race, while on trial runs, or while on official trials for speed records.

    The bill is sponsored by the Bluewater Network, a San Francisco-based environmental group.

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    What a dumbass

    "It is not going to impact boats that are coming out of the factory "

    I bet Cig, AT, Donzi, Fountain, Velocity,BT, and many other FACTORIES would beg to differ.

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    "George Nakano, D-Torrance"

    Ahhh now I understand the"D" stands for Dumbass. Man that expains so much stuff, it's all getting clearer to me. Yahhhhhh.

    Thanks 27

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    IIRC, the Bluewater network are the same jackasses that are trying to outlaw snowmobiling in national parks, amongst other things...

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    The Bluewater Network people are well known eco-nazi's. Check out their website. I'll make you sick.

    They tried using a method of checking emissions on 1960's lawnmower engines to calculate snowmobile emissions. This completely worthless study and so called "analysis" was used as the basis for getting sleds out of Yellowstone. What a joke.

    These idiots are unfortunately very dangerous and persuasive as they own a few dummycrats in state and federal governments.

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