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Old 02-03-2011, 08:03 AM
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There is one on Bayou Lacome by my parents house. I saw it posted on the dock at th launch about 2 years ago.
I have never heard of any in the state...have you? and dean, no apology necessary
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I live in Ga so excuse my ignorance, but why is everyone so up in arms about this issue? Does it restrict alot of the waterways in fl? Really I'm not being a smart azz, I just don't understand.
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When we moved to Brevard Co. Fl. in 1990, the $TM club was just coming onto the Manatee scene in a big way. They came to Brevard co. and said that the power plants warm water discharges were BAD for the manatee,(DUH!) because it disrupts their natural migration pattern, (South to the Caribbean for the winter). Fast forward 10 years, and the $TM are the ones who SUED the state of Fl./FPL and WON to have the heaters installed, what a flip/flop.
It's the $TM Club that's the major problem, bunch of POS's and liars!
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jimmy a a-hole,hah,just a pos.i feel sorry for you guys and grils in FLA USA
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I live in Ga so excuse my ignorance, but why is everyone so up in arms about this issue? Does it restrict alot of the waterways in fl? Really I'm not being a smart azz, I just don't understand.
Go to www.cffw.org and that should help answer your questions.
Bottom line, there are thousands of miles of Manatee zones in Fl's waterways now, thanks to $MC and Jimmy Stuff-it!
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So they are in waterways used frequently by boaters? I guess living here we think of boating in fl as being in the ocean. In these waterways is it all idle speed? That would be the pits. Is it getting worse for boaters or is it something that has been in place for a long time?
The waterways you are speaking of, are they the way to reach open water?
Thanks for educating me.
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So they are in waterways used frequently by boaters? I guess living here we think of boating in fl as being in the ocean. In these waterways is it all idle speed? That would be the pits. Is it getting worse for boaters or is it something that has been in place for a long time?
The waterways you are speaking of, are they the way to reach open water?
Thanks for educating me.
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Yes to all your q's, except some of the channels in the rivers are 25 MPH Max speed.
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The biggest one being the intercoastal waterway, originally designed as a water freeway from Miami to the north is now a water crawlway due to the misplaced efforts of a few people..
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And Miata was also ordered to forfeit to the government the boat he was operating when he killed the manatee.


Anyone else find this very alarming!!!!!!
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And Miata was also ordered to forfeit to the government the boat he was operating when he killed the manatee.


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you gotta be kidding me!!! WTF!!!
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And Miata was also ordered to forfeit to the government the boat he was operating when he killed the manatee.


Anyone else find this very alarming!!!!!!
Yeah,
That was the biggest freaking thing for me also..... I wonder what law was used for that?!
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