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Nice video
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Maybe you don't leave much of a wake when on plane but I always slow to a crawl when passing a kayak or canoe (0:18s)
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maintenanceguy wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 17:08
Maybe you don't leave much of a wake when on plane but I always slow to a crawl when passing a kayak or canoe (0:18s)
I know those people fishing. That guy waving is on the river almost every Saturday. I would have created a larger wake had I slowed down. They understand that. Plus that shoal was ankle deep. If you listen, you can hear me tap the gravel.
On plane equals small wake. Every time I see someone slow down, they end up at ass drag speed and leave a large wake.
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Whitaker201 wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 15:14
Nice video

Thanks.
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maintenanceguy wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 17:08
Maybe you don't leave much of a wake when on plane but I always slow to a crawl when passing a kayak or canoe (0:18s)
In NH that would get you a $270 performance award if caught. Headway speed within 150' of a person, vessel or land.
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jethro wrote:
28 Feb 2020, 15:50
maintenanceguy wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 17:08
Maybe you don't leave much of a wake when on plane but I always slow to a crawl when passing a kayak or canoe (0:18s)
In NH that would get you a $270 performance award if caught. Headway speed within 150' of a person, vessel or land.
The river is not even 150' wide. Not sure what that has to do with the river.
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It is wise to be nice to the kayakers. Could be a DNR guy, he might wait for you at the boar ramp under the wrong conditions . . .

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CedarRiverScooter wrote:
29 Feb 2020, 20:23
It is wise to be nice to the kayakers. Could be a DNR guy, he might wait for you at the boar ramp under the wrong conditions . . .
I did the nicest thing I could have done. I know most everybody on that river. At :09 that's David waiving at me. He kayaks that river nearly year around.
If I had shut it down immediately after going over that shoal, I would have created a massive wake and maybe have flipped his other kayaker buddy.
Some people think they're doing a favor by going ass dragging speed. Only to create a larger wake.

This is life on my stretch of river. I also kayak it. When I do, I prefer someone on plane with a small wake instead of slowing down and disturbing the water even more.
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Sorry I didn't mean to criticize, just making a joke.

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No problem. Just surprised I'm getting grief for a situation I thought I handled well.
Here is the actual spot on the river. You can't see around the first sand bar. I ALWAYS keep one hand on the steering knob and one on the throttle.
The first shoal is ankle deep then a short section of 2-3 foot water and then another ankle deep section. If you immediately slow and then slam the throttle again (so you can clear the next shoal), you just ruined the fishing.

I make friends with as many kayakers as possible. Since I'm going up and they're coming down, they are a good source of information on the fishing and any changed river conditions.
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To show how nice I am to kayakers when possible, you can check me out at 3:25 in this video.

AND because I love posting videos. :wink:

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Riverdog wrote:
28 Feb 2020, 20:45
jethro wrote:
28 Feb 2020, 15:50
maintenanceguy wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 17:08
Maybe you don't leave much of a wake when on plane but I always slow to a crawl when passing a kayak or canoe (0:18s)
In NH that would get you a $270 performance award if caught. Headway speed within 150' of a person, vessel or land.
The river is not even 150' wide. Not sure what that has to do with the river.
Right. In NH that means headway speed only because you are within 150' of land. Even without other boats or people present. That's what I am saying.
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Your dogs look soooo happy. I'm looking forwards to doing this when I get my boat in the water. Thanks for the inspiration.

If I were to get a ticket, I would state that I am going minimum speed to stay on plane, which is required for boat control, and to keep debris from damaging the jet drive. Also, didn't see a sign that says no boats :o

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Wearing your PFD & not driving like a jerk goes along way towards getting a pass on minor infractions. Also, leave the beer at home.