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Old 09-13-2005, 01:47 PM
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45 MPH can be just as deadly as 75 MPH without the proper training and experience.
As for the size and HP of boats, they will have to remove or restrict all boats over the limits established, not only performance boats.
How will these new regulations effect Jet skis, bass boats, cruisers...sounds like there is more at stake than just performance boaters.
The night speed limit is probabally a good idea.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:01 PM
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Jim you need to run for gov. of va. so we have someone in there for us.You have done a great job of getting our club up and running and what we're about and that's safety first.keep up the hard work and i'll be down soon to lend a hand.if needed we can have our meetings at my new shop at SML.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:11 PM
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When you guys get organized, let me know what I can do to help.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:16 PM
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DaveP was on the forefront of their defense, so he is a better guy to ask. The key strategy is not to argue for no changes at all, but to bring something pro-active to the table, for example, how SMLPBA will strictly enforce reasonable restrictions on its members, support safe boating initiatives, work with the other boaters to create certain restricted areas in exchange for leaving open areas unrestricted, etc. Keep your people calm, make sure they dress up for the meetings, and stay away from such shenanigans as voting multiple times on polls (your opponents spotted this right here on OSO) and name-calling.

Like it or not, things are going to change there. This double fatality has let the genie out of the bottle, and you're never going to get it back in. I saw the interview that your club did on the local news the other day, and it was right on - very pro-active, well presented, and calmly stated. (Was that you?) That's the right approach - keep it up.

Oh - and if you know any other go-fast guys that drink and drive, act like idiots, or otherwise tarnish the image, confront them. They will ruin it for you all.
I tried to PM DaveP, he's not accepting PM's...so if anyone knows how to get a hold of him, have him call or email me please. Thanks!

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When you guys get organized, let me know what I can do to help.
Man...that's the type of reply I really needed to hear! Thanks!!!!
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:08 PM
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I just booked a cabin for next year in early August. Pulling my boat up from Winston-Salem, NC. What restrictions are they looking to impose. I own a wakeboard boat. Are they on the hit list and should I get my money back now.
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I just booked a cabin for next year in early August. Pulling my boat up from Winston-Salem, NC. What restrictions are they looking to impose. I own a wakeboard boat. Are they on the hit list and should I get my money back now.
You should be fine aslong as you practice safety for the driver and passengers.
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:30 PM
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As usual the few simple azzes ruin it for all of us

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Jim,

Please let me know what I can do to help. I just bought a place at SML, on Craddock Creek this year. We must maintain our right to boat responsibly without the legislation of those who do not understand "safe speed".

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Old 09-14-2005, 08:30 AM
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Is there not somebody at Mercury or Brunswick Corporation that fights this type of stuff? You would think they would have a lot to lose?
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