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Old 08-06-2002, 11:45 PM
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This was posted in another place I frequent. It's a newsgroup called rec.boats. I'm going to paste it here because it doesn't have a URL that I can link to.

I was hoping some of you would go there and post your opinions on the subject. Maybe be PC when posting, but if not that's ok IMO.

Just subscribe to the newsgroup rec.boats and go to the thread titled "Boat Noise".

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DON'T LET ME DOWN GUYS!!!!

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I have a couple questions regarding extremely noisy (cigarette type) boats.

1. How have other jurisdictions dealt with this problem? Any suggestions?
2. What is in these peoples' brain chemistry that allows them to disturb
thousands of people in a normally quiet area for no other reason than some
strange need for self-gratification.

Does anyone know if there is a more appropriate newsgroup where this message
can be posted?

Thank you,

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Old 08-06-2002, 11:50 PM
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He's probably a card carrying member of the Save The Manatee club too!!!

Self gratification my ass!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2002, 12:03 AM
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I went there and posted my opinion Buck.
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We need to police ourselves on the noise issue or someone else will do it for us. My boat has Corsa Captain's Call and I use it whenever I am near other people just out of respect to others. I like loud motors as much as anyone and when I am offshore I always open it up. However, I don't believe I have any right to blast away someone else's peace and quiet when they have as much right to enjoy the outdoors as I do. Just my .02
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My problem with this is that people always pick on the performance powerboater. How about the Harley's with straight pipes that just about blow your ear drums out as they blast by. Or the street rods cruising around on Fri or Sat nights. How about the semis that use their jake brakes every where. I agree and I also use my silent choice in the marines and other areas that people might be relaxing at. However I had someone yell at me one time when I was off Ft. Myers Beach after I got anchored. I couldn't believe it. I was offshore ahving fun. I just ignored the old lady and went on with my fun day.
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ahhh, Rec. Boats. Ain't been there for a couple of yrs. Is Harry and Skippy (Skipper) still around and going at it?
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OK, I'm a ding dong How do I get there? I want to cuss because we have had a group of people at our local lake pass a petition saying you can be 2 miles from the lake and can't hear someone next to you talking because of the performance boats. I would be damn proud if my boat made THAT much noise! There are dozens of personal watercraft accidents, drownings, and other problems every year on this lake. The lake patrol frequent our beach (where all the performance boats hang out) just too hang out. We are good citizens and have never been involved in any of the accidents on our lake, And somehow we get targeted. The lake patrol came and told us that there is being pressure applied and he needs all of us to run silencers, baffles etc. to pacify this group. Labor day weekend is coming up. 1 or 2 people will probably drown. There will be at least one pwc accident. And I, will somehow be enemy #1 as I drive around with baffles, in my should be illegal performance boat. I, who know CPR and even carry oxygen! No Sh#*!
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ahhh, Rec. Boats. Ain't been there for a couple of yrs. Is Harry and Skippy (Skipper) still around and going at it?
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I can't get in !
Would someone give them a message for me ?

That would be "BLOW ME '!
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