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Old    kai nishida (kainishida)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-12-2005, 11:25 PM Reply   
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.
Old    David P (evil_e)      Join Date: May 2004       05-13-2005, 7:29 AM Reply   
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...
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-13-2005, 8:14 AM Reply   
300 feet.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-13-2005, 8:26 PM Reply   
most places, regardless of how far you are from shore, you are liable from any damage caused by your wake.

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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