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1.) grandpawrichard - 04/22/2013
OKAY, Please Explain to me why the State of Washington and the City of Anacortes has banned Internal Combustion Motors on a Lake and then they had the Brilliant Idea to put a 5 m.p.h. Speed Limit on the lake! Do they really think I can Row my boat over 5 M.P.H.? Or Swim Faster Than 5 M.P.H.?


2.) Alex - 04/22/2013
I have seen this too. It's because (believe it or not), some canoe mounted trolling motors can buzz right along. Usually you see these right near a designated swimming area.

Still stoopid, but not unique.
3.) bluecat - 04/22/2013
If you ever see motors that are 9.9 horsepower it is because of lakes that have a 10 mph limit. This was the manufacturs way of being "street" legal.

Look for 4.9 horsepower motors now GP.
4.) grandpawrichard - 04/22/2013
Blue, a 4.9 hp outboard motor is still an Internal Combustion motor. :( I guess I'm going to have to buy a 70 pound thrust electric motor! :(

According to the Regulations, I Can Not Even Launch my 14 foot river boat in the lake as long as I have the Gas Motor mounted on the boat! It looks like I won't be fishing that lake this year because my 25 H.P. Outboard is Too Big and Heavy to keep taking off and then putting back on just to go fishing for a few 10 inch long trout!

5.) bluecat - 04/22/2013
Oops, yeah I missed that GP. :co:
6.) grandpawrichard - 04/22/2013
Looks like I'll just hold off on the trout fishing until the river by my house opens up! :) It's only a mile to the boat launch, so I can get there quick, catch my limit of BIG Trout (Steelhead up to 12 pounds, Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout to 7 pounds). And I won't have to remove the outboard motor!

7.) DParker - 04/22/2013
[QUOTE=grandpawrichard;5302]Do they really think I can Row my boat over 5 M.P.H.?[/QUOTE]

Well, you never know when some olympian is going to come along, drop his scull in the water and start hauling derrier across the lake.

8.) Alex - 04/22/2013
My 110lb troll used to push our 23ft pontoon carp boat all day long. We rarely would go to the big engine expect to get across the river to a new location.