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Old 05-17-2021, 06:42 PM
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Totally illegal to run docking lights while running as you blind anyone coming your way. If you have them on coming in my direction plan on having my spotlight in your eyes until you turn them off.
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Old 05-18-2021, 06:42 AM
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REW correctly stated the law above. High mounted stern light on while at anchor and then while underway add the bow navigation lights. The biggest offenders on our lake seems to be the plethora of new pontoon owners who seem to think that their docking lights are to be used in same fashion as auto headlights. They turn on their side LED pimp lights, their docking lights and just to put the frosting on the cake they crank up their (usually awful) music.


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Old 05-20-2021, 12:12 PM
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An uncle of mine on the Hudson River said the saw something "bobbing" on the surface coming downstream...when it went by it was a 4' or 5' diameter log.
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A 5 foot diameter log, just bobbing down the river? ...... HOLY SMOKES ..... Where'd that come from?
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Old 05-20-2021, 12:27 PM
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A 5 foot diameter log, just bobbing down the river? ...... HOLY SMOKES ..... Where'd that come from?
Not that unusual on the Mississippi, nor on any stream during high water.

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Old 05-20-2021, 12:28 PM
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I hit a TREE in Lake Erie while up on plane one year. Took the fins on my prop down to about 1". Scared the crap out of us. We immediately open the motor box to see if we were taking on water. We could let the motor idle and get just enough thrust for forward momentum to get back to the dock.

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Old 05-20-2021, 12:39 PM
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Not that unusual on the Mississippi, nor on any stream during high water.

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Not sure exactly where trees with a FIVE FOOT DIAMETER grow on the shores of the Mississippi, or any other river for that matter. That would be just a tic under the world's largest ever recorded White Pine.
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Old 05-20-2021, 12:40 PM
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Not that unusual on the Mississippi, nor on any stream during high water.

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A log 5 foot in diameter, is huge. Most of the trees that diameter, have long since been cut down and milled into lumber.

A log 5 foot long, would be much more common.
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:45 AM
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After lots of rain and high water, logs float off of the shore and populate the top foot of water on larger lakes. We see this all the time on Ontario lakes and rivers everywhere. Not uncommon to "thump" a barely submerged log when traveling. When water levels are high I slow down and really watch for any change in the surface appearance. The logs I can see don't worry me, it's those water logged ones just at or barely under the surface that are gonna get you.

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Old 05-23-2021, 11:33 PM
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I have an led pod mounted on the front of my boat, dont use it much for travel, but comes in handy when running limblines at night
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