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2 hours ago, tapout said:

Bright lights at night DO disrupt navigation. It makes it impossible to see the required navigation lights, which makes it impossible to see which direction the other boat with bright lights is actually going. In addition it hampers other boaters night vision. The water is not the road. Bright lights do reflect off the surface, there are no lanes, and there are no signs. Using a spotlight or docking lights momentarily is fine. Running with them on continuous is not, and it’s illegal. High beams help motorist see on the Hwy, but it’s illegal to just leave them on all the time. “Common sense” would be I can see better with high beams so “I” will just leave them on. Heck, why not install a couple KC flood lights on your truck and just leave those on driving down the Hwy, think of how good you could see. “Common sense, right?” Neither is boating with anything other then prescribed navigation lights. 

Yessir, that also applies to this 20 slip dock on the main Lake channel/shoreline near us that the owner(s) have 2 of the ultra-bright dusk-to-dawn lights burning on.  They are mounted on the lake-end of the dock out from under the roof.  Trying to see other boat's Nav. and Anchor lights coming around the gradual shoreline bend this dock is moored to beyond the overly-bright, unnecessary lights is impossible due to the direct glare from those lights and their reflection off the water. 

I know two guys around here that often night-fish that have complained to the Corps about this dock-lighting as a safety issue without results and they said the Corps employees ask for the street address that is supposed to be posted on the end of the dock but there is none.  The one fella' said he was over by this overly-lit dock with his Nav. and Anchor lights on and was almost run-over by another boat that swerved and then stopped and actually apologized. 😲 The other boater said he couldn't see the Angler's boat lights because of the overpowering glare from the two dock lights.  When the Kimberling City Fireburst is held on the same night as the Shell Knob display and the boaters are returning in different directions from the two, it's not IF it's gonna' happen, it's WHEN. 

 

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7 hours ago, MoCarp said:

The standards held by the patrol are extremely high, it isn’t easy to get in and they are tasked with all the crimes a state (fbi) would do, not just writing traffic or boating tickets.. for the life of me I don’t understand the hate of law enforcement when if something happens those same people come crying...you have been perfectly clear on you doing what you want laws be darn “common sense “ I think you said...

You do not understand it because you do not live here and see it. I watched 3 patrol boats set up a safety check here on the Gravois earlier this year. # boats 3 patrolmen. all they stopped was one pontoon boat in 2 hours. Then all went up too the restaurant bar in the cove for longer than they did the bogus safety check. 

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46 minutes ago, Old plug said:

You do not understand it because you do not live here and see it. I watched 3 patrol boats set up a safety check here on the Gravois earlier this year. # boats 3 patrolmen. all they stopped was one pontoon boat in 2 hours. Then all went up too the restaurant bar in the cove for longer than they did the bogus safety check. 

Post pics I’ll make sure they get to the right people, if not the old pics or it didn’t happen applies here

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9 hours ago, Blazerman said:

Buchanan said investigators can’t definitively pinpoint the cause for this year’s drastic increase

Why do they always ignore the fact that the problem is OVERPOPULATION ? 

There are just too darn many boats on the water at once.....But they are so freakin' greedy that they purposely omit that as a possibility and refuse to report it.     Everything is political and about the dollar.

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