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    Manatee zones enforcement in sw fl area....

    Sat and Sun the 12th and 13th of nov the fwc and other leo will be stepping up idle speed zone enforcement. Manatee zones will be checked with radar speed detection. This is all bs to protect the manatees, but just be aware that they are going to be there. Prob. the Caloosahatchee river will be the center of the activity. JUST BE ALERT, this is revenue producing season for the local and state enforcement. Fines start at 125.00...... Obviously they will be checking for BWI also, but that's a good thing....

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    Good thing my boat is too small to be seen by radar.
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    when do they slow down ? their out in force EVERY weekend...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by euro scott View Post
    when do they slow down ? their out in force EVERY weekend...........
    Never,............the government always needs your money.


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    Last time they had an enforcement party, they were pulling over so many boats that they were handing out yellow crime scene tape to put on your boat to show you had already been pulled and safety checked. It was unbelievable......

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    Hell I get a ticket once a year , this year I was on the waverunner at 30mph at sun set wanting to get home because it don't have lights , FOOLS . By the time they got done writing the ticket it was REAL dark so I drove 65mph the rest of the way .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
    Good thing my boat is too small to be seen by radar.
    Don't think they won't use a "guesstimate".

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    How do the poor manatees got the money for the fines?
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    The crazy thing is, the law states that feeding or touching the manatees is a felony. The save the manatee bunch does feed and i'm sure have contact with the animals. In other words they break the very laws they had put into place. What a bunch of bs artists. They have just began a new area of no motor zones to provide more area for the manatees/kayakers to have for their own use. Power boats are def. on the s... end of the stick around here.... Law enforcement has a new fleet of ever faster and more heavily armed patrol craft every year. This, is where the money goes. We need law enforcement, but it's gotten to be a money factory to make new idle zones and shake down the boaters for any violations that can result in fines. Fines for idle zones can range from 125. to 25000. bucks........

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    they dont but the stae does and that makes it better,do like the indians did eat em.
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    Thank god we don`t have those D$&MN sea cows up here!No speed limits or no wake zones to speak of,4 rivers plus winyah bay to boat in,and you can haul a$$ everywhere.The funny thing is we only have a handful of guys that have speed boats around here,most are slow center console fishing boats or cabin cruisers.

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    Don't forget FPL customers will be paying to keep Manatee cozy in football field size hot tubs this winter. I got a $93 ticket in '08 trying to beat a thunderstorm from Snake Island to the South Venice ramp. Mind you this is a private ramp that I pay for the priviledge of having a key. FWC guy was waiting at the dock. He didn't even have a boat ...

    Naturally about the time he got finished doin' his thing the sky opened up & the boat was still in the water. Gee thanks occifer!

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    Teach a coon ass how to clean, cook and eat them, and they will mysteriously disappear!

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    You must have indian blood. Lol.
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