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#12031924 - 01/10/17 12:32 PM Re: No wake zones [Re: YAKaddict]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4061
Loc: Temple, Texas USA


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TITLE 31 NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2 TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 55 LAW ENFORCEMENT
SUBCHAPTER G BOAT SPEED LIMIT AND BUOY STANDARDS
RULE §55.302 Definitions




The following words and terms, when used in this undesignated head, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
(1) Department--Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
(2) Governing board--The governing board of an incorporated city or town, a commissioners court of a county, or the governing board of a political subdivision of the state created pursuant to the Texas Constitution, Article XVI, §59, as identified in the Parks and Wildlife Code, §31.092(c).
(3) Headway speed--Slow, idle speed, or speed only fast enough to maintain steerage on course.
(4) Regulated area--Any area on public water designated and posted "Slow, No Wake" area by the governing board.
(5) Slow, no wake--Headway speed without creating a swell or wake.
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#12037631 - 01/13/17 11:31 AM Re: No wake zones [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1492
Loc: The Great State of Texas
We have a no wake bouy at our cove which has a creek that flows on the side of it , bass boats , jet skies just total ignore it , I tell my wife they just do not what that means .

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#12040302 - 01/15/17 12:55 AM Re: No wake zones [Re: YAKaddict]
AKMike Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 17
Loc: Montgomery/The Woodlands
As someone who lives on a boat I can say half or more of boaters have no idea what no wake means. I've almost been hit by a ski boat behind my houseboat that was on plane and passed within 10ft of the dock(100 yards inside the marina, and jetskis are the worst. When a jet ski makes a 50' 10,000lb boat with pontoon style flotation that drafts 8-10'' rock so the roof almost hits the roof uprights 3-4' away you're going way too fast.

Funny part is you tell them to slow down and they cuss you out, they never expect to be met at the gas pump and clam up though.


Edited by AKMike (01/15/17 12:58 AM)
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#12040319 - 01/15/17 04:45 AM Re: No wake zones [Re: YAKaddict]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2145
Loc: Yantis, TX
No wake means exactly that...no wake. A properly tuned engine should idle any boat without causing a wake...a ripple, yes, but not a wake.
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#12044034 - Yesterday at 07:38 PM Re: No wake zones [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 07/23/15
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Idle only and I typically just keep one in gear at a time around the marina.

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#12044467 - Today at 05:49 AM Re: No wake zones [Re: 9094]
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 20882
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: 9094
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
I don't think it applies to jet skis and bass boats..


Jet skis and wake boats. They will stop a bass boat everytime and the people at marinas almost hurt themselves running to phone to call in a bass boats numbers.


There is always a few old dudes who just sit all day on their boat in the marina, and wait to yell at someone making a wake, They seem to live for it.

I used to fish a private lake in Mineola, Average age was about 80 years old of residence, nobody even fished the lake. It was a good lake to fish and had some nice bass in it. It was about 500 acres, we would sometimes maybe make a wake. It was my buddies parents house, when we got done there would be numerous phones calls made to tattle tale.
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#12044500 - Today at 06:31 AM Re: No wake zones [Re: RedRanger]
jippedgenes Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 350
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
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There is always a few old dudes who just sit all day on their boat in the marina, and wait to yell at someone making a wake, They seem to live for it.



and sometimes they yell at you when you are using the trolling motor I guess because they are so used to yelling at everyone who goes by.

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#12044609 - Today at 07:58 AM Re: No wake zones [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 11/04/13
Posts: 250
Loc: cedarcreek tx.
My main complaint touramets they line up to to fish the banks and docks.they idle in on stealth mode.When they
decide to make a move it is bools to the wall.
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