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Old 07-26-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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No wake zones

Spent a few days in Fish Creek Ponds area at a friends camp. Did a bit of kayaking around the area. Either I am going crazy or most motorboat operators refused to observe and heed the "no wake" zones...more than once I was nearly swamped because of these cowboys. Not to mention shoreline erosion (I can imagine)or wildlife disturbance. My friend and his wife told me it is a common occurrence there. Many of the hot dogs just don't care. No wake means "NO WAKE" .... not just slow up a bit. I understand DEC was there last summer but would like to see them again.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:29 PM   #2
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come to Lake George....always a thrill....
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:12 PM   #3
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I was nearly swamped one time by some yahoo in an F150!!



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Old 07-26-2018, 10:16 PM   #4
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:06 AM   #5
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This will likely sound way more snarky than I intend it too, but going to Fish Creek and complaining about the powerboats is like going to NYC and complaining about the tourists.

I mean, yes, they absolutely should respect the no wake zone, and people are incredibly inconsiderate towards paddlers (some rugby-weekend moron nearly swamped my nephew and I today between flower and Oseetah)... but there are easily a hundred other places to paddle nearby where you wouldn’t have to deal with it. Heck just paddle through to follensby clear, problem solved.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:27 AM   #6
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This will likely sound way more snarky than I intend it too, but going to Fish Creek and complaining about the powerboats is like going to NYC and complaining about the tourists.

I mean, yes, they absolutely should respect the no wake zone, and people are incredibly inconsiderate towards paddlers (some rugby-weekend moron nearly swamped my nephew and I today between flower and Oseetah)... but there are easily a hundred other places to paddle nearby where you wouldn’t have to deal with it. Heck just paddle through to follensby clear, problem solved.
And that is exactly what I did !
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:18 AM   #7
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I spoke to a motorboater on foloumsby clear who was going aufull fast considering the HP limit. he said He replaced his motor decals to meet the limit!
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:35 AM   #8
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Power boaters who neither know or obey navigation rules. Who'd have thought?

Get the little numbers off the side of the boat, and make a call to the local police.
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:04 PM   #9
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I am not familiar with the location where you are; was the F 150 on a road or driving through a pond/stream?
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:05 PM   #10
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