I just thought of something I forgot about. Last summer I was running down the Fort Lauderdale coastline about 1/4 to 1/2 mile off the beach cruising about 90 mph. Far enough that the people blended on the beach were a colored blur. I went south 10 miles then turned around and went back north. When I got almost to where I started I had a Coast guard helicopter was 10 feet above me pointing something like an AK47 at me and screaming on the PA. I immediately stopped. A minute later a small rubber coast guard boat with 4 guys pulled up pointing pistols and assault rifles. I asked what I did. After getting screamed at an belittled for 5 minutes with my hands behind my head they said I went by a diver with within I think they said 100 feet. I said never saw him. Apparently he had one of those little tiny flags with no boat, inner tube, raft or brains 1/4 mile off the beach. With the 1 to 2 foot chop, I couldn't see the flag (they usually have a little piece of foam around the base and they lay over in the water). Apparently, you can swim out in the ocean from the beach as far as you want, with nothing but a 12" flag and if a boater dosen't see you the boater gets fined. (That make sense!!???) They said they tried to pull me over on the way south and a ran from them. I told them I never saw them and if I did see them and ran, why would I come back the same way (DUH!) They searched my boat for over an hour, removing screwed on panels looking for the kilos I was smuggling from North Fort Lauderdale to South Fort Lauderdale. After they didn't find anything, they gave me a $250 ticket for reckless operation and this is the best, they gave me a ticket for NOT HAVING A BELL!! Can you imagine having a bell on a performance boat. You would go nuts from the dinging. It's good to know the coastline of Fort Lauderdale is a safer place!!!