No Wake Ticket.

makairaa

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 1, 2005
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well what makes him right and me not? his badge? honestly, i'm tired of hearing that shit, those pieces of tin are overrated. I'm still allowed to speak my mind no matter whom i am addressing.
Everybody has the right to free speach. What you do not have is freedom from consequence of said speech. Unfortunately enforcement is always selective. I am sure there were other boats traveling at the same speed all day. You were just unlucky to catch the officers eye for whatever reason. Then compounded it by questioning him.
 

wils

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May 31, 2003
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Everybody has the right to free speach. What you do not have is freedom from consequence of said speech. Unfortunately enforcement is always selective. I am sure there were other boats traveling at the same speed all day. You were just unlucky to catch the officers eye for whatever reason. Then compounded it by questioning him.
many tickets start out as warnings. attitude is the tipping factor.
 

mholtel

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Dec 7, 2004
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I got a ticket once for obstruction of navigatable water way with one of my lobster traps in SD bay. I think a sea lion drug it in there. I thanked the officer for finding it for me Ha Ha Ha and than went to court to find out the DA never put it on the daily chit. Case drooped.
JUST MAYBE !
 

peshooter

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The speed at which a boat makes a wake is primarily a function of its length at the waterline. The shorter the length the slower the speed. At 6+ my wake is as flat as a pancake. But towing my jet skis at even 5 knots is nasty.
Displacement Hulls have hardly any wake at slow speed and planing hulls have bigger wakes at low speed no matter the length.
just saying
 

basilone

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out of curiosity..how much is the fine?
 

lynndeva

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I'm not saying they are always wrong or always right...and I go slower than I probably need to when leaving and coming into the harbor, however, I can tell you that one time coming into the docks at Dana Point and as I was tying up to the docks I had harbor patrol pull up behind my boat with the megaphone or whatever the particular loud speaker that they use and started scolding me for dumping bait in the harbor and at the docks and I'm looking around me like he's talking to someone else and he says "you! yeah you!" I told him we didn't even have any live OR dead bait on the boat whatsoever, not even a fish that day..and he said he saw the birds following my boat and saw me dumping bait and I shook my head and said "nope, not us" (my kids were asleep in the cabin) and I was the only other person in the boat steering it in) and he got all pissy with me, shaking his head up and down.....how could he say he saw us dumping bait when we had absolutely no bait or fish on our boat and was not dumping anything??? like I said, not saying they are always wrong/right, but with me that day, they were wrong..kind of pissed me off a bit. :confused: so I can see someone giving a little attitude when they don't think they were in the wrong..and my dad was a cop (chief of police for many years) so nothing against them at all but I don't like getting shit for something I didn't do.
 
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Trayscool

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Sep 26, 2008
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You know what it has noting to do if a person has a badge or not really it depends on if they are a dick or not. Some cops are good and some are bad, dont generalize. I go back and forth on weather I like cops or not and I feel like most of them have good intentions.

I was driving a little too fast thru Huntington a couple weeks ago and the sheriff just waved his hand like "slow down" so that was cool.
 

2strokepoke

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dammit danny! 26' skipjack flybridge
You know what it has noting to do if a person has a badge or not really it depends on if they are a dick or not. Some cops are good and some are bad, dont generalize. I go back and forth on weather I like cops or not and I feel like most of them have good intentions.

I was driving a little too fast thru Huntington a couple weeks ago and the sheriff just waved his hand like "slow down" so that was cool.

ive had that same thing happen a couple times leaving huntington and yes, they are pretty cool about it. if i were with my friends and we were going fishing, then i'd be more understanding. but i had my kids and wife on the boat, and like i said when the lil ones are aboard, i have a totally different protocol as to how i operate the boat
 

ShadBurke

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 28, 2005
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The Dana Point Harbor Patrol roll into the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol Headquarters. If you feel the need, perhaps go up to the Newport Harbor Patrol Headquarters and see if this can be fixed.........
 

2strokepoke

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dammit danny! 26' skipjack flybridge
i appreciate all the input and advice everyone has thrown my way. i'm just pissed and trying to figure this mess out. :cheers:
 

titos334

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You just got to follow the process. I'm assuming you signed the ticket, as the guy says it's really not an admission of guilt. I don't know what you said so hopefully you didn't say much. It should just be a little moving violation so no arraignment, show up in court and take your lumps if given to you and hope the judge fishes.