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cops doing there best to kill hotboat on Muskegon river

Old 09-16-2022, 11:54 PM
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Default cops doing there best to kill hotboat on Muskegon river

We're in 3rd year of COPS cracking down on speeding at Hot Boat, what the actual Fawk! So they charge you double to camp now and call it "HOT BOAT" but you go over 55 they are hiding in bushes on land in a camo deer blind radaring then callingahead and have chase boats hidden to write tickets. I could count the fast boats on my hands I saw at Brower this year, its pretty much down to a million pontoon boats and a couple actual hot boats here and there that are out there going 54 with cops following them around. I have countless friends, customers etc who have been banged with the speeding tickets which is clearly a money grab that no longer bother showing up or coming,really pisses me off!
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Old 09-17-2022, 05:11 AM
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Is the 55mph law actually on the books or is it completely arbitrary?
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Old 09-17-2022, 06:08 AM
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That sucks!

I see them being pricks at the local pond and on Lake Erie hiding in coves waiting on boats leaving the water front pubs.
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Old 09-17-2022, 06:10 AM
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That sucks ! Always loved the stories and pics. Seemed like such a good time. Was always jealous not having something like it nearby. :thumbs
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Do you stay at brower? I've been there every year for the last 13 years and have to say every year its less and less busy. I expected way more of a turn out this year considering the forecast but it didnt come through.
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Old 09-17-2022, 10:11 AM
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Just curious if there are signs or something posted to let one know not to exceed 55 mph? If so then....cops, as much as they suck, are in the right. If not, I don't see how any tickets could ever hold up in court. Has to be more to this story...
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Old 09-18-2022, 12:24 PM
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Definitely not Hot Boat any more. I just call it a Hardy Party. What started as a weekend after Labor Day for the go fast boats to run them without the hassle of a lot of the slow boat crowd and minimal cops to hassle has become a drunk fest and overwhelming patrol. Well aware Michigan has the 55 MPH inland lake rule, but never heard of them going to the extremes of enforcing that. I guess the only safe place to go fast is on Lake Michigan around here , No speed limit.
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:40 AM
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We got there friday evening and did some running around..heard about the first speeding ticket that night and in my mind instantly said well hot boat is over. I did some hard pulls up to 85 as this was the first time my boat had been on the water in damn near 2 years so you bet your a$$ I'm gonna push her a little. Yes the law is 55 on inland lakes but I just don't see the need to ruin a good thing. I support cops enforcing the law but at times if a guy wants to waste some gas and do a few pulls I honestly don't see the issue but I do see the other side of laws are laws. I think it's just been accepted for so long that now it seems like a kick in the face to start enforcing it. IDK had a great time but there was a grey cloud over the event I felt this year...seriously thinking about this being my last year there unfortunately.
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:47 AM
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Been a while since I been to Hot Boat.
Always had to be on the lookout for cops.
Was told that 25+years ago when I first went.
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Law have been a-holes the last few years... Know of many ticketed. My son has collected 2 so far, this year fine was significantly higher than in the past, well north of $200. I was pulled over for not being " far enough" to the right side of the river this year. Think they were pissed cause they missed me on radar coming down from 80ish...
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