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Name:   Little Talisi - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/26/2016 8:27:32 PM (updated 6/26/2016 8:30:25 PM)    IP ADDRESS: 40.138.186.196

does someone have to come to your dock before it is considered unsafe. Besides the video we have a still photo of the boat registration and the address of the people in the boat who are renting this week. And who do we send this too at the Marine Police?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVxk3MUUVeg

 





Name:   Lifer - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/26/2016 9:49:22 PM   IP ADDRESS: 198.223.198.200

A future Darwin Award contender!!  That's deserves a ticket IMHO.





Name:   GoneFishin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Contact
Date:   6/26/2016 10:38:42 PM (updated 6/26/2016 10:39:28 PM)    IP ADDRESS: 173.169.31.17

Alabama Marine Police

Matt Brooks, Captain
126 Marina Rd
Alexander City, AL 35010
PHONE 1-800-432-7389
FAX (256) 329-1633

 

 





Name:   Samdog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 9:27:09 AM   IP ADDRESS: 97.78.155.125

The boat wasn't any closer than I see everyday at my dock. Now the skier was puting his own safety at risk. 





Name:   Rock1 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 1:30:54 PM   IP ADDRESS: 208.60.60.254

Honestly do not see a problem with the boat.  Did not appear to be that close.  Now.. if people would have been on the dock or people out swimming certainly would have been a hazard.   

 





Name:   Rock1 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 1:36:27 PM   IP ADDRESS: 208.60.60.254

Went back and reviewed again.  The boat was certainly not that close; the wakerboarder sprayed the pier not the boat, nobody is on the pier so no problem there.  I would let it slide.  Enjoy the lake!





Name:   Samdog - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 2:08:46 PM   IP ADDRESS: 97.78.155.125

Also after this weekend they will all be gone. Lake season for most folks is Memorial day thru 4th July. BUT, keep everything tied down TIGHT this weekend.





Name:   Aardvark - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 4:24:58 PM   IP ADDRESS: 208.54.70.230

I can see why people hate wakeboarders so much.  Not close?  Seriously?  And what happens when a boarder gets not so close that he does a faceplant into the dock?  You can bet there will be a lawsuit for maintaining an unsafe dock.  A bogus claim, but I know some shysters who will take the case.





Name:   Rock1 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 4:38:08 PM   IP ADDRESS: 208.60.60.254

No big deal nobody on the pier if he hits it thats their deal.   Like I said before just enjoy the lake.  Permit was received from the Power company for the pier.  If we are sitting on the pier boat cruises by closeby we just smile and wave.  

Got enough stuff to worry about!





Name:   btexpress - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 6:19:38 PM   IP ADDRESS: 99.125.101.242

   Boat operator is responsible for the person being towed. Great example reckless conduct.....it is a shame it was not witnessed by MP.  A max fine for reckless conduct would circulate quickly. Stay safe





Name:   Aardvark - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 6:26:18 PM   IP ADDRESS: 208.54.70.230

Boat cruises by with a wakeboarder within a ski rope length to do a trick, and it is something else, especially in an area as tight as The Narrows.  This was confrontational and unsafe, and not just for the wakeboarder.  If someone is pulling out from the next dock, or there are swimmers in the water, then people die.  That is something to worry about. You cannot just sit back and enjoy the lake when someone else won't let you enjoy the water.





Name:   wix - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Super cool Rock 1
Date:   6/27/2016 10:23:06 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.82.18.33

People with your attitude are the problem.  Believe it or not, very few share your attitude.  People die or are seriously injured by just such a lackadaisical approach to boating.  Four people died last week in the Gulf because someone was not serious.  A couple of years ago a woman died when she hit a pier with a sea doo on Lake Martin.  As you cool dudes say "chit happens"!  Take it elsewhere.





Name:   Rock1 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Super cool Rock 1
Date:   6/27/2016 10:32:40 PM   IP ADDRESS: 99.118.171.24

Lord how mercy I'm all about safety, but  the video does not reflect a big deal. 





Name:   Rock1 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Super cool Rock 1
Date:   6/27/2016 10:38:54 PM   IP ADDRESS: 99.118.171.24

Lord how mercy I'm all about safety, but  the video does not reflect a big deal. 





Name:   Aardvark - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Super cool Rock 1
Date:   6/27/2016 10:46:05 PM   IP ADDRESS: 104.137.1.11

The video reflects an escalation.  There is nothing safe about it.





Name:   10toLife - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/27/2016 10:57:53 PM   IP ADDRESS: 73.137.96.76

yes-- that is ridiculous...way too close. 





Name:   Rock1 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/28/2016 7:25:57 AM   IP ADDRESS: 208.60.60.254

Okay your right and I am wrong.  May need more Marine Police around the lake.





Name:   jwh445 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Just how close
Date:   6/28/2016 4:15:39 PM   IP ADDRESS: 70.167.130.239

Not dismissing the operators responsibilities, but it appears he/she is swinging wide to make a turn.  The boarder should certainly stay between the wakes until the turn is completed in a tight channel.  The absence of other people on the dock makes me think, let the law of Natural Selection work it's magic.   Happy 4th of July to everyone!!







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