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Old     (Melissa)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-06-2010, 12:00 PM Reply   
This isn't technically about wakeboarding, but I didn't know where else to put it.

Pretty much the only time to wakeboard (or waterski, barefoot, or kneeboard) on our lake is early in the morning or at dusk, but the laws don't allow speeds over headway until 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

IV Speed Regulations
A. Power propelled speed is limited to 10 MPH until 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
C. Power propelled boats speed is limited to headway speed or 5 mph, whichever is greater,
1/2 hour after sunset until hour before sunrise.


By 11:05, everyone is out on their boats and the water has gone to crap.

I'm thinking of petitioning to allow skiers and boarders to use the lake 1 hour earlier, at 10am, to take advantage of the conditions that are ideal for those particular sports. (Like adult swim at the local pool.) Considering there's a lot of people who ski or ride, I'm sure I could get backers. Also, the Ski Team was able to get permission to practice as early as 8am, so its not an issue of noise. But I can't help but wonder if this is too extreme?
Old    Dave (davenk)      Join Date: Feb 2008       07-08-2010, 5:00 PM Reply   
I have never tried to change the law. Maybe start with getting a petition together.

Why not just surf till 11

Last edited by davenk; 07-08-2010 at 5:02 PM. Reason: add more
Old     (Melissa)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-09-2010, 3:38 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by davenk View Post
I have never tried to change the law. Maybe start with getting a petition together.

Why not just surf till 11
Yeah, I'm going to work on a petition, and talk to the ski team to see what they had to do to get the regulation changed for them. Perhaps if they sign, it might give this more weight as well...

We can't do anything till 11am, except fish, canoe or kayak. Blegh. I want to ride!
Old    Chris G. (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       07-09-2010, 5:39 AM Reply   
whats the reason behind the law? Is this a small lake? Public water?
Old     (Melissa)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-09-2010, 6:49 AM Reply   
I'm not sure of the reason...I'll have to research. But it seems to be common here in MA.

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