Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

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Is dry loading, given proper conditions, "reckless" ?

Poll ended at Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:19 am

1. Yes
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4%
2. No
165
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby cntry141iq » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:42 pm

just print this out and take it in with you ... heck all of us can't be wrong .. obviously we do have a couple of liberals on here because they voted .. it was reckless .. democrats .. LOL
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby Rich Andrews » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:16 pm

just for the benefit of the people who use the same ramp I do,and are not familiar with things...dry loading is perfectly acceptable in certain places.The boat ramp in Moore Haven on the W side of the caloosahatchee is NOT a dry load ramp.

We have a good relationship there with the owners and he loves airboating....but traditional launching is the norm there...xcept for guys running in with holes in their bottom :lol:
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby Blownaway540 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:22 pm

It ALL depends on where you are. I have seen some boats have to labor so hard just to get up the bank and on the trailer, that they should not dry load, if there is anything around (trucks, people, etc.) If a prop came apart and exploded, as any of us has seen that has been around for while, and damaged or hurt someone, you would be in court for a lot more that reckless. We all need to use the good sense MOST of us were born with. I always dry load where possible, guess I am just old and lazy.
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby SwampyBritches » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:32 am

I only do it when the warden IS around. I call it an "ice breaker". :blackeye:

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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby IGETBENT » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:33 am

Game warden - no show... assistant D. A. called him to get his side. Game warden said I was being reckless because I don't have any control over my boat out of the water. Seriously?

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Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:39 am

So what was the outcome?

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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby IGETBENT » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:04 pm

We'll find out on 12 Sept. (Continuance)
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Postby goldhunter_2 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:04 pm

if warden did show the judge show have thrown it out right off
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:07 pm

IGETBENT wrote:We'll find out on 12 Sept. (Continuance) I've got a cute little assistant D. A. talked into an airboat ride and dinner. That was worth the trip to the courthouse.

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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby IGETBENT » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:39 pm

Anytime you guys might find yourselves up this way, look me up and we'll knock out a river run. I really appreciate all of the input, BS included. I want to come spend some time ridin' down South...maybe next summer I'll take a few weeks off.

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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby cntry141iq » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:04 pm

goldhunter_2 wrote:if warden did show the judge show have thrown it out right off

That was in the old days ... now a days everybody shows up by phone or video ... has happened to me and I have done it that way as well ...
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby goldhunter_2 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:23 pm

I guess things really have changed ...........I just can't believe it ............ your trying to tell me Alabama has telephones now ..lol
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Postby cntry141iq » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:52 pm

yepper shocked me as well .. damn rabbit troopers even got raddidios too .. the world is changing
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby IGETBENT » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:28 pm

Well...we went to court yesterday. The game warden failed to show that what I did was reckless, and I had witnesses. The DA nor the judge had a clue as to how an airboat functions under various conditions. Nonetheless, I was found guilty. The only decent thing the judge did was knock off all but $25.00 for a fine. Go figure.

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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby terrible ted » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:53 pm

Rich Andrews wrote:just for the benefit of the people who use the same ramp I do,and are not familiar with things...dry loading is perfectly acceptable in certain places.The boat ramp in Moore Haven on the W side of the caloosahatchee is NOT a dry load ramp.

We have a good relationship there with the owners and he loves airboating....but traditional launching is the norm there...xcept for guys running in with holes in their bottom :lol:


Traditional launches around here are dry. There's no ramp into the water at the public landing. So the use of traditional launch is misgiven. Because traditional to me is dry.
At some they even provide skid (uhmw type) ramps witch you dont want to back a vehicle down.

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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby akblackdawg » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:52 pm

IGETBENT wrote:Well...we went to court yesterday. The game warden failed to show that what I did was reckless, and I had witnesses. The DA nor the judge had a clue as to how an airboat functions under various conditions. Nonetheless, I was found guilty. The only decent thing the judge did was knock off all but $25.00 for a fine. Go figure.


If you go down to the cleark of the courts office/window and file a appeal, most likely they will just drop it rather then go to court over a $25 fine. They can not increase penality, can only stay the same at $25 or decrease so if you have the time, its a win-win situation for you. If they don't drop the case, you can always just call in and withdraw your appeal and save a trip if not worth the time and drive to court. Bud
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby billybob » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:48 pm

I bet the 4% that voted yes are obama supporter! Bwaaaaaahahahahaha!
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Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Postby BANANA BOAT » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:06 pm

If the officer does not show up.You have to motion for Dismisal.On the grounds of "Lack of prosecution"


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