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Old 09-07-2012, 11:24 AM
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Found this in Oregon, any truth to this?

http://cms.oregon.gov/osmb/pages/safety/wakeboat.aspx

http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/boatin...uide/part5.pdf

From SC Boating law handbook:

Speed Regulations
Failure to regulate speed is defined as operating a boat or PWC at speeds that may cause danger, injury, damage, or unnecessary inconvenience.




From Mass:

· Make sure that your wake doesn’t rock other boats, docks, etc. Your wake is considered a part of your
boat, and you are responsible for any damage or injury caused by your wake.


Starting to google boat wake regulations this was just the first find, will continue to look and post more. Not saying I agree or disagree, just curios whats out there. Interesting.

The list goes on and on. How about everyone from each state look at there regulations and post them. It seems as though wake is considered in either speed regulations or wake regulations. However each has a specific manner into which is applied.

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OPERATION OF YOUR BOAT
It is UNLAWFUL for any person to:
1. Operate at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and prudent or greater than
will permit him to bring such boat to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead.
2. Operate so as to cause a hazardous wake or wash.
3. Operate in a circular course around another vessel, PWC, or individual engaged
in water activities unless retrieving a downed or fallen water skier or a person
engaged in similar activity.
5. Anchor in the traveled portion of a river or channel so as to prevent, impede, or
interfere with safe passage of any other boat through the same area.
6. Operate within an area designated as bathing, fishing, swimming, or otherwise
restricted.
7. Operate within a designated “no wake” area except at headway speed without
creating a swell or wake.
10. Operate any vessel or manipulate any water skis, aquaplane or similar device,
in a willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others and at a speed or
in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.
(Violation of this provision shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not less
than $200 nor more than $2,000 or by confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days
or both.)
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here we gooooooooooooooooo
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I had a friend get yanked one time, USCG Told him he was responsible for his wake (they had someone else pulled over) wanted to know why he did not slow down, he told the officer if he slowed down they would have got rocked more, guy seemed speechless, then anothe officer agreed, proceeded with a safety check and carried on with our day
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Your wake does belong to you... I have a friend with a 65ish displacement hull boat that damaged a couple docks bringing the boat up the river near Nashville and he received a letter stating he would fix them or face criminal and civil penalties from TWRA.
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