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Old 05-28-2002, 09:47 PM
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Now that everyone has experienced the new no wake zone, what do you think of it? I saw no new improvements. Actually, it may have been worse. IT was hard to tell will the increase in boats out for the holiday, but it seemed like boats were everywhere when coming up on plane going to pc.
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can you tell me if the no wake zone is in effect on sunday morning, before 10 am? I can never tell from the descriptions I read on the changes.
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nope, 10 am to official sunset on weekends and holidays only. I wonder what official sunset is though.
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Mpally that changes every day

I thought that the no wake zone there made a lot of sence and was not bad at all. That is of course coming from an outsider.

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I am an outsider that has only experienced the lake one time without the no wake zone. It didn't bother me any. I found some of the bouys on the PC end of the zone VERY hard to see at night. Other then that it didn't bother me any.

Sunday morning around 11:30am we were going from Lazy Days to the marina by the bridge and a large Sea Ray (about 40') came up on me running about 25mph. He was really close too. Couldn't believe it! There were at least 150 boats in that no wake zone idling around. Not like he couldn't figure it out. He got about 2/3 through the zone and lake patrol ran him down. It was a short stop, so I'm sure he just got a warning.

The back of the boat said "Overland Park" so he shouldn't be ignorant to the new zone.

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It didn't bother me either. More time to warm up in the sunshine.

I'm sure it would get old if you had to idle through it often though.
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I saw no new improvements. Actually, it may have been worse. IT was hard to tell will the increase in boats out for the holiday, but it seemed like boats were everywhere when coming up on plane going to pc.
I agree with ya Mpally....
It is total B.S., while I was at the gym Saturday morning several local boys were talking about it and they said it was the stupidest thing they had ever heard of... They said that they are going to make it so tourists don't frequent the lake anymore...
AND THEY LIVE THERE YEAR ROUND!!!! That tells ya one thing; somebody has some serious pull if they are gettin' stupid azz laws like that passed!!!!!!!!
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the stretch from the bridge to the Moorings corner is OK, only 5 or 10 minutes longer.

The stretch from the Moorings corner to the Lazy Days corner is rediculous. What good is it to constrict the traffic into 2/3 of the lake width here. 500 ft of no wake along the north shore will have little impact on the wave action there, the waves are going to progress till they find a shore.

Then the Lazy Days corner is really screwed up because all of the traffic is compressed to the one side of the lake, and everyone has just seen a long line of bouys that say no wake to the right and now they see a new line of bouys that say keep right. Well, there arent but 1 of 10 boats that knew they were to keep right going around that hairpin turn. At first I thought is was just that everyone was an idiot, then I decided to cut some slack because of the potential confusion.

KEEP RIGHT around that corner, please. Maybe everyone will get it figured out eventually, but those keep right bouys are not new, they were there last year.
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I'm sure it helps the property owners that are just past the bridge, but now everyone has to - power up, get a line on the water established, navagate the turn and "Stay right", then come down off plane. With the biggest waves being made while planeing and then slowing down, I think the waves are larger now in a smaller and confined area.

The waves I saw as I made the turn were bigger than any I had ever seen at the Ozarks! Someone said that there was a small runabout overturned at the mouth of Party Cove but I never saw it and have not seen a report on the Missouri Water Patrol web site.
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Here is what I think
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