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-   -   Washington State law - distance from shore? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=228534)

kainishida 05-13-2005 12:25 AM

Anybody know the distance that a boat must be from the shore/dock while pulling a skier? I've tried to find it on the net but am having no success. I thought that it was 100ft as of last year but haven't found the proof. The reason I ask is because my parents neighbor is saying that I'm washing away his shoreline, already 3ft less. This is the type of guy that complains about anything, so I wanna stay legal and cover my ase when I ride.

evil_e 05-13-2005 8:29 AM

I believe it varies, some shorelines are only 100 feet, but off the public dock in Juanita Bay in Lake Washington it's 300 feet. But most shorelines should be marked with a sign or buoy, as long as you're outside the buoys, you should be fine...your profile says Moses Lake and I don't know anything about the boating regulations there, hopefully someone else on here does...

seattle 05-13-2005 9:14 AM

300 feet.

timmy 05-13-2005 9:26 PM

most places, regardless of how far you are from shore, you are liable from any damage caused by your wake. <BR> <BR>a good example is if you tear up docks when the water in the lake is a bit high. erosion is a little more difficult to prove.

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