"Leave no Wake" for boaters

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Queen K
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"Leave no Wake" for boaters

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So we have a lake that is full pool and every single year, like clockwork, boaters have to be told, "slow down, do not create a wake."

I am beginning to wonder why. Why does it take every single year to tell people who are actually out in boats in this weather to "slow down, leave no wake, you damage shore lines and beaches and waterfowl nests."

Like they forgot about last year? The year before that? And so on?

Or is everyone just new to boating, flooding and the damages wakes do to city and private property?

Here we go again,

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... -slow-down
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Re: "Leave no Wake" for boaters

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You still have to remind people to slow down their cars in construction zones.

Its simply because each year people don't listen.
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Re: "Leave no Wake" for boaters

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No pun intended but isn't there a small pool of boaters in the population than drivers? A lot smaller but ok, they need reminded every year.
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Re: "Leave no Wake" for boaters

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Queen K wrote: Jun 14th, 2022, 8:30 am So we have a lake that is full pool and every single year, like clockwork, boaters have to be told, "slow down, do not create a wake."

I am beginning to wonder why. Why does it take every single year to tell people who are actually out in boats in this weather to "slow down, leave no wake, you damage shore lines and beaches and waterfowl nests."

Like they forgot about last year? The year before that? And so on?

Or is everyone just new to boating, flooding and the damages wakes do to city and private property?

Here we go again,

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... -slow-down
Agreed..
We can set our clocks and calendars to annual castanet stories, that's for sure. It's kind of a public service ad, the city has an obligation to remind people.
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Re: "Leave no Wake" for boaters

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Queen K wrote: Jun 14th, 2022, 8:30 am So we have a lake that is full pool and every single year, like clockwork, boaters have to be told, "slow down, do not create a wake.
Speed is only one part of the equation.
In a slow moving boat there is more hull in the water there by displacing more of that water actually creating a larger wake than the very same boat going fast does.
A boat doing 50mph in the middle of the lake will create an almost imperceptible wake by the time that wake reaches shore but that very same boat plowing at 10mph close to the shore will create a large, possibly damaging wake when it contacts the shore.
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