This week’s boating rule of the week highlights rules for Wake Enhancing Devices. See below for the current verbiage in the CLPOA Rules and Regulations.
H. Wake Enhancing Devices: Owners of boats with wake-enhancing devices (water sacs, bladders, ballast, wedges, etc.) are strongly urged to use good judgment to minimize the negative effects of their enhanced wakes. Large wakes erode shorelines, damage docks and moored boats, and can be a hazard to fishermen, skiers and other boaters. These boats also tend to stir-up bottom sediment when running through shallower water. ‘Good judgment’ would include keeping a significant distance from shore and other boaters, skiers and fishermen, and limiting use of these devices to periods where interference with others can be kept to reasonable levels to ensure safe conditions for all. Owners are responsible for any damage or injuries caused by their wakes. ‘Surfing’ is not allowed at the south end of the lake, from the south beach jetty to Old Columbus Road.