On the 4th going to party cove. There were 6 people in a aluminum bass tracker 17 ft long all weighed over 300#. They had a freeboard of 10-12 inches. Way over capacity. Do you think the water patrol would stop them? Ticket them? It is against the law and a highly visible vialation. The answer is NO!!!!! Their concern was jet skis going just above idle so as not to get run over by the boats that were idling also. (I hate lake lice), I guess they figured they all wouold float. You would also think the geniuses in the boat would know better as water came over the bow a few times in the no wake zone.