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Old 07-29-2003, 12:15 AM
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Sounds like fun to me...except for the new noise patrol.
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Old 07-29-2003, 04:06 AM
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I'll be coming down from port washington friday, saturday, and sunday!!
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Old 07-29-2003, 08:12 AM
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Launched at Winthrop a couple weeks ago and I believe it was IL DNR stopping every performance boat as they left the launch. He stopped us, asked if we had ever been noise tested (no), and then said "well you probably would pass, but there is one at the launch right now that isn't going to be so happy". He waved us on and we considered ourselves lucky (no mufflers, 502, supercharger).

Jack, If you can do anything or know anyone I hope you can pull some strings. I imagine the noise police on the IL side may be in full force that weekend.

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Old 07-29-2003, 08:38 AM
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Jack,
If you have any connections to get them to back off please do so. I believe it was the sheriff's not the conservation police.

I was at Northpoint both Saturday and Sunday and they were stopping almost every performance boat. 3 people in our shed alone got ticketed and not very many of us were out. One had silent choice on and was at 92db and was written up.

I talked with one of the guys that got nailed that he got out of the sheriff that people with big cruisers (big $ people) where complaining to the head of the police down state. The big boss asked what he was doing about it. Now you can see he is!

It does seem like they are picking on us. If they aren't why did he pull a guy over that is only 2db over the limit. I would think it would be hard to tell the difference with your ear as a boat goes by 100 feet away if he is over the limit. Then when you test him it is only 2db. Maybe he has real good ears!

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Old 07-29-2003, 10:32 AM
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We will be there Sat. Will tow up in the morning. How many slips does cops have? Should be 4 people.

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Old 07-29-2003, 10:37 AM
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Well, It looks like the situation has changed over the last few weeks. It appears to be the Lake County Sheriff. I spoke with the general Manager of Skipper Buds and he is aware of the problem and fighting for us. It is bad for his business. He encouraged all of us to make as many phone calls as possible.

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Old 07-29-2003, 11:10 AM
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Well, It looks like the situation has changed over the last few weeks. It appears to be the Lake County Sheriff. I spoke with the general Manager of Skipper Buds and he is aware of the problem and fighting for us. It is bad for his business. He encouraged all of us to make as many phone calls as possible.

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Is there a number for us to call and if so to whom do we speak?
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:12 PM
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Please see below. Also, I have never had anything but praise for the Lake County Sheriff.
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Elliot,
Was there any response from them on this?

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Rick, the DNR opened up a formal investigation on my "complaint".
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