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Old 06-28-2003, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Mark and ZT,
Mark, that is a good idea to call his supervisor. I will plan on that first thing on Monday.
ZT, I will email you with the information as soon as it is available.
It would be fantastic to have as many of us at the meeting as possible. Thanks,

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Old 07-01-2003, 10:39 PM
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We to had the pleasure of a noise citation 2 years ago in Egg Harbor WI. After being tracked for 2 hours, Mr. DNR and friends approached my boat and forced us to pull up anchor from the beach to run a sound check. Many boats were at the beach that day but they wanted to talk to us. After 3 passes we failed the noise test and we were issued a lovely citation. I guess the bright blue bikini didn't help. When we got back to the launch in Sturgeon Bay Mr. Coastguard was conveniently waiting and boarded us, not the other 15 boats there. No problems were found as we all know powerboaters are one of the safest groups out there.

Let's band together and send as many emails as we can to Gov. Doyle. Hit the WI state website and there is a link to contact. Maybe this will get the message out in addition to your efforts.

Thanks for your help, have a safe holiday weekend.
 
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Old 07-01-2003, 10:52 PM
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Seems they only want to target the "go fast boats". It will only get worse. How much over the decible readings were you???

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Mr. Demeanor-

Do you often think of things in terms of phallic symbols??? Are you the cop from the Village People?????

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We were at 89. I received an email back from Gov. Doyle's office. Skip that idea, the email I got back appears to be a "form" email. It states the gov. likes to respond to each and every letter/phone call but can't to emails.

So...here's the address:
Governor Jim Doyle
115 East
State Capitol
Madison WI 53702
His office; 608-266-1212

Let's flood the office/phone lines. I'm hoping especially those of you that were issued a citation as you had direct contact with these guys.

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Thanks Sheri,
I have already been in touch with him and have e-mailed also. Everyone, please do the same thing so maybe we can get some action here.

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I got stopped over the weekend on the Milwaukee river. "Luckly" he didn't have his meter with him. They were no more than pulled up next to me than when one had jumped into my boat and was looking for a muffler. They didn't believe me when I told them that I did have mufflers. I wasn't about to turn them off to proove my point. Ultimatly they told me that unless I was running a through prop exhaust that I was going to be illegal. Boy, that sure would be interesting WITH AN EXTENSION BOX!
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Holey cripes have you guys got the turds flying up there over the border!!!! Cord- where did you run into the cop that said you were illegal unless you were thru- prop? I want that guy to meet my KAAMA powered F402 Formula. Maybe he can show me where the exhaust comes out of my surface drives, cause I'll hook that thru-prop right up........Yeahhh!
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I was on the Milwaukee river just up from the harbor in Milwaukee. I knew that if I went up river that I'd get stopped. The ramp was all backed up so we figured we'd stop at a bar with some slips. Almost made it too. Only had a couple of hundred feet to go.

For the record he didn't mean to say that only through prop exhaust was legal. He was telling me that he had tested a "stock" boat with through hulls and that it had failed. The only boats that had passed were through prop boats.
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Here is the reply I got from the DNR.

Thank you for your comments. I can assure you that the Department is not
harassing any group of boaters. We are however responsible for enforcing
the state boating laws and take that responsibility seriously and will
continue to enforce the laws adopted by the state legislature.

The motorboat noise regulations are not new and have been enforced in the
state for a number of years. Wisconsin's law are also similar to the
national standards adopted by most of the other states in the country.

We have experienced a large increase in the number of citizen complaints
concerning loud boats the last few years and some of the increased
enforcement you mention is a direct result of citizen groups purchasing the
expensive sound testing equipment and donating it to the Department to use.

If you contact your boat dealer I'm sure that he can recommend a muffler
that can be installed on your boat to bring it into compliance with the
state laws. The engine manufactures have assured us that mufflers are
available for all engines that will quiet them to the state and national
standards without causing damage to their engines or affecting their
performance.

John Lacenski
Boating Law Administrator
Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53707
(608)264-8970
[email protected]
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