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Old 03-22-2007, 02:44 PM
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Call me crazy, but if they are complaining about going back and forth from Bear to Shep Browns.......... Isn't that already a no wake zone? Is there even enough room to get a boat up to speed no matter 60 mph? Wouldn't boats cruising at 20mph cause more havok with large wakes?

Their argument does not hold water.. No pun intended.
Your 100% correct.. NONE of there arguments hold water..no facts.. no statistics.. not even a good reason .. just that they are afraid of speedy boats and want the taxpayers to pay for a speed limit. and the kicker ! most of them arnt even NH residents !!!!What will be next floating stop signs ?
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Dont get me wrong, nothing against out of staters.. I just couldnt imagine visiting another state and trying to pass a law in that state.
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Call me crazy, but if they are complaining about going back and forth from Bear to Shep Browns.......... Isn't that already a no wake zone? Is there even enough room to get a boat up to speed no matter 60 mph? Wouldn't boats cruising at 20mph cause more havok with large wakes?

Their argument does not hold water.. No pun intended.
One of their more stupid claims is that every time they want to go or come from the island, a high performance boat will come barreling out of nowhere and head right for them with no regard for their safety..... Yah, we are just sitting there waiting to terrorize you. They make it sound like the water version of Mad Max.
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One of their more stupid claims is that every time they want to go or come from the island, a high performance boat will come barreling out of nowhere and head right for them with no regard for their safety..... Yah, we are just sitting there waiting to terrorize you. They make it sound like the water version of Mad Max.
They are outright LIARS when it comes to the stories about what goes on out there. Ive heard over and over again about the huge wakes that are made by speeding boats ... HELLO ..physics say they are wrong !
But they keep spewing the same lies and rhetoric over and over until the reps side with them.
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CONCORD, N.H. -- Proposed statewide boat speed limits appear to be sidetracked for this year, but two popular sections of Lake Winnipesaukee probably will get temporary limits this summer.

Those limits -- in waters around Bear and Rattlesnake islands -- are expected to be 45 mph during the day and 25 mph at night.

The House Transportation Committee cleared the way for the pilot program Tuesday by deciding to hold onto a bill to impose speed limits on lakes around the state. Legislators and Safety Department officials said Wednesday that the move opened the door for the test program.

"That's the indication we need from the Legislature that we have the green light to put on the pilot program," said Earl Sweeney, assistant safety commissioner.

He said the experiment would let officials test radar on the water, see how expensive it would be to enforce speed limits and see how district courts would handle boating speeding tickets. At the end of the season, the department would tell legislators how the experiment worked out.

Winnipesaukee is the state's largest lake, and the areas around Bear and Rattlesnake islands are two of its most popular areas. Supporters of speed limits said a relatively small number of extremely fast boats is spoiling the lake for other users.

Rep. James Pilliod, sponsor of the statewide speed limit bill, decried the proposal to sidetrack it for more study and called the pilot program a joke.

Calling for more study is an old legislative trick for killing bills, he said, and, in this case, represents "a careful design, right from the first, of the sellers of large boats."

The House could ignore the recommendation for more study and pass the bill, said Pilliod, R-Belmont.

Last year, a similar bill Pilliod sponsored passed the House but failed in the Senate.

Angry speed-limit supporters petitioned for a hearing, which produced impassioned arguments on both sides last September.

Sweeney said waters around the two islands are good places to test speed limits because reasonable boaters "wouldn't think of going that fast in those areas."

Courts would determine fines for violators.
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...What will be next floating stop signs ?


LOL! Or floating traffic lights!? Hehe - don't know why but that just struck me as very funny!
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Rep. James Pilliod, sponsor of the statewide speed limit bill, decried the proposal to sidetrack it for more study and called the pilot program a joke.

Calling for more study is an old legislative trick for killing bills, he said, and, in this case, represents "a careful design, right from the first, of the sellers of large boats."

The House could ignore the recommendation for more study and pass the bill, said Pilliod, R-Belmont.

Is this guy for real ?? Ya just ignore the recomendations from the DOT and the will of the people and pass the damn thing !
What a snake !
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And of course, Rep P-Rod is unhappy with the speed limit test calling it a "joke". The only joke is you, you elected representative of deceit.

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Again... do you think that Rep. Pilliod even IS a boater - and if he is, wanna bet he is a blow-boater!?!?! lol! Or better yet owns one of those 12' dingys that he fishes a drop line from at 6am on Sundays in some pond So. NH!?
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Does anyone have Rep. Pilliod's contact info. Being a resident of NH, I feel that he should explain his intentions. I have no problem respectfully asking.
James P Pilliod
603-524-3047
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