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.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.