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Old 03-08-2006, 08:58 PM
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Planing on renting a house in the Tahoe keys for a week in AUG. We've got a couple Nordic 28's without mufflers (HP500's). Can anyone tell me what the noise laws are and if they are enforced or not. BTW our tips are underwater and quiet at idle but load once on plane. Thanks
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From our experiences you will have to be very careful in the Keys (awesome neighborhood). Be very considerate as there are many uptight activist that live in this tight community.
I believe under 1992 built boat you will have to be around 90db and 1993 and newer 86db. or less. on the California Side.
If you stay off plane close to shore you may stay out of trouble.

You will need to be very carefull on the Nevada side, they are very strict and you will get cited with your set up if you meet up on the lake on plane.

my .02, get some mufflers so you can enjoy the awesome lake and not always looking over your shoulder just asking for attention from the law.

Have fun as it is a Beautiful Alpine lake. Don't forget to check out GarWoods for lunch up north and Emerald Bay in the South.

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You will need to be very carefull on the Nevada side, they are very strict and you will get cited with your set up if you meet up on the lake on plane.

my .02, get some mufflers so you can enjoy the awesome lake and not always looking over your shoulder just asking for attention from the law.
I'm thinking of moving back to Incline Village and have asked some friends who still live in the area. They said there is a small activist group against power boats being on the lake at all!!!
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I'm thinking of moving back to Incline Village and have asked some friends who still live in the area. They said there is a small activist group against power boats being on the lake at all!!!
There are a few super high-rollers that live on the lakefront that you don't want to piss off. These high-rollers can and will make life difficult for U during your stay- they have THE EAR with local law enforcement and can be very responsive to their wishes.
My experience is be considerate around the keys, close to the shore where there are the monster mansions and also away from Nevada side and you may stay out of trouble.

Or just get some low restrictive mufflers and the law will have better things to do than hassle you.

Lotta tree huggers up in the Tahoe basin.
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Planing on renting a house in the Tahoe keys for a week in AUG. We've got a couple Nordic 28's without mufflers (HP500's). Can anyone tell me what the noise laws are and if they are enforced or not. BTW our tips are underwater and quiet at idle but load once on plane. Thanks
If you don't mind me asking what size place are you renting, and how much is it?

We own a percentage of two cabins that are lake front with a private sand cove with a mooring buoy on the California side. We have only been there once in the ten years or so that we have owned it, and we are talking with the other owners about trying to rent them out. The property has been in my wifes family since the early 20's and some of the owners don't want to rent, but I think they might be suprised at how much $$$ you could get.
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FYI, Tahoe Keys, Our family is renting a 1 br(sleeps 4) w/deep water dock, early in the season late May, for 2 days $507 incl tax.
Last early Aug (primetime) same area next to club house and launch but a studio cabin no deep water slip same price.
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Havasu cig most places we looked at want a 7 day min in Aug and ranged from 3-350 per night + taxes and cleaning fees.
the house we are goint to rent was in that range and had a 3 boat dock. Check out VRBO.com for lots of examples
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Tahoe is a great place to boat with a gofast. You have the Hyatts bar down on the dock, Garwood in North Shore, Sunnyside and Chambers on the West Shore the keys and all the other little stops around Southlake. I've seen water get as big as the SF Bay on Tahoe. It realy kicks up in the afternoons and can make for an exciting ride home.

The lake has some REAL hi rollers. Lakefront homes run in the $15mil + range. They go WAY higher if they have a dock since no amount of money will get one built with the new greenie laws.

Luckily there are guys like Rick Bollens (Gone Again) who have mansions on the water and like seeing (and hearing) offshores out.

If you run the lake without mufflers they will escort you to the nearest marina where you will have to haul your boat. So don't ruin your vacation by running without mufflers of any kind. They are very strict about noise! The sound will carry from one end of the lake to the other (50mi) so people get pissed when they hear you running the length of the lake for 20 minutes.
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Remember, the lake is at 5200ft so you'll need to prop and jet down. And be carefull! The water is so clear you can't tell how deep it is and in close to shore the big boulders come up quick and snatch props.

You'll get sick of seeing Cobalts too. It's by far the most common boat on the lake. The local marina operators will tell you that Cobalt is an acronym for Can't Operate Boat At Lake Tahoe.
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Lofty - thanks for the great info - I may hit you up for more when the trip gets closer. We'll have mufflers on so should be good ... if we can stay away from the north end nazi I'm hearing a lot about. Altitude is no big deal for us, we go from Havasu (600') to Powell (3400') to Flaming Gorge 6000+') an know how to set the boats up for each.

So do local activists go nuts during/after the poker run? How bout helicopters for skiing - they are much louder?
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