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Old     (jdancho)      Join Date: Apr 2009       06-27-2009, 8:23 PM Reply   
I was stopped by the marine patrol today for having our music going. I told the gentlemen that I don't believe there is no sound ordinance on the lake and then handed me a piece of paper stating:

NOISE ORDINANCE
The below information is state law regulating boat noise on Michigan waters:
• A vessel’s engine must have a factory-installed muffler or exhaust system for noise reduction, or another effective muffling system. Vessel operators may not hear sound signals or voices if the engine is not adequately muffled.
• Michigan law states that a vessel’s muffler or exhaust system must prevent noise in excess of:
• 90 decibels at idle from three feet away and...
• 75 decibels measured from on shore.
Regulating excessive watercraft noise is important for everyone’s enjoyment of our waters and will be strictly enforced.

My question to you guys do you think this relates to stereo systems as well.
Old     (RonBurgundy)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-08-2013, 9:14 PM Reply   
They do not have to have a dB reading in order to give you that citation. I have received them before and every court I've been to holds to it. As mentioned above the intent of he law is to allow for a reasonable noise level so that you could safely hear your passengers as needed.....a stereo, engine, blow horn, etc. all prevent this; and thus it's unsafe.
Old     (RonBurgundy)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-08-2013, 9:49 PM Reply   
****....I forgot I was browsing archived stuff. Hahahahhaha
Old     (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       04-09-2013, 6:50 AM Reply   
Wet Sounds are great, but they can be exceptionally loud. I live on a river and the sound can really travel. I personally don't mind, but I could imagine that depending on the lyrics, it could be offensive. There is a boat that jams Too Short and every time I am out with the kiddo I cringe a little.

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