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#10974053 - 07/13/15 01:13 PM Cedar Creek This Past Weekend
David Welcher Online   content
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We had a small little benefit tourney this weekend at Cedar Creek and I just wanted to give you guys a heads up.
My partner was driving his boat on plane and was doing about 40 MPH and was heading under the 198 bridge in Clear Creek, he finally realized the clearance was very low, and backed off too late and wiped out his front pedestal seat.

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#10974059 - 07/13/15 01:17 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
David Burton Online   confused
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Bridges are no wake zones for a reason!
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#10974075 - 07/13/15 01:22 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
B Lee Online   happy
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Registered: 02/23/11
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Loc: Tolar, Texas
Wow.. No one hurt?

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#10974094 - 07/13/15 01:32 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
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Glad you guys are OK David.
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#10974133 - 07/13/15 01:56 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
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Not all bridges are no wake zones only if they are marked .
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#10974257 - 07/13/15 02:49 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
David Burton Online   confused
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Per TPWD:

OPERATE BOAT W/IN 100’ OF BRIDGE @ GREATER THAN HEADWAY SPEED

$185

Nothing about posting/bouy. Quite a few of us are in jeopardy of a fine (myself included) running the boat lanes that parallel the bridges.
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#10974414 - 07/13/15 03:55 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Burton]
Rob Lay Offline
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Originally Posted By: David Burton
Per TPWD:

OPERATE BOAT W/IN 100’ OF BRIDGE @ GREATER THAN HEADWAY SPEED

$185

Nothing about posting/bouy. Quite a few of us are in jeopardy of a fine (myself included) running the boat lanes that parallel the bridges.


33 yards is pretty close, isn't paralleling 50-75 yards away then OK?
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#10974555 - 07/13/15 04:55 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: Rob Lay]
David Burton Online   confused
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Originally Posted By: Rob Lay

33 yards is pretty close, isn't paralleling 50-75 yards away then OK?


Yep, according to the regs... Yards/feet, water makes it hard for me to judge miles even. I'm probably legal all the time if I am running the old road beds.
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#10974604 - 07/13/15 05:19 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
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Im just thankful David and his partner were OK after the incident.
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#10974606 - 07/13/15 05:19 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
RW Fred Offline
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Registered: 01/06/15
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Loc: Rockwall, TX
I fished there this weekend and wondered why so may boats blasted through the middle of the 198 bridge. There we only buoys on the ends, not in the middle. So I guess a lot of people thought they were good.
BTW the fine is $264.32 if you pay by credit card. No fun. I learn most lessons the hard way.

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#10974643 - 07/13/15 05:33 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
David Welcher Online   content
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I had no clue that was the rule, as they were not marked in the middle.

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#10974647 - 07/13/15 05:35 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
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I'll be sure and post Karl's address on here so they can mail him the ticket!

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#10974672 - 07/13/15 05:49 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
David Burton Online   confused
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Loc: McKinney, TX
David, I am glad tall are OK too! I hope there are no hard feelings. I promise that I am not trying to be the insensitive PRICK I sound like (well, at least not this time grin). Be safe out there!
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#10974673 - 07/13/15 05:50 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
Neches Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 982
Originally Posted By: David Welcher
I'll be sure and post Karl's address on here so they can mail him the ticket!


Give him a pass on the ticket and send him the DA award. Anybody should be able to see that bridge is to low to run under safely.

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#10974762 - 07/13/15 06:26 PM Re: Cedar Creek This Past Weekend [Re: David Welcher]
Karl Dietz Offline
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Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 932
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Man, what a DA! This would never happen to me! I'm perfect!

You should fish with smarter people or ones who pay better attention!

I'm one of the most observant people you'll ever meet but it happened! Still can't explain it, but it happened!

Good lesson after driving boats for 45 years!
cheers


Edited by Karl Dietz (07/13/15 06:31 PM)
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