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    so i never thought this would happen but i got pulled over on saturday about 11 am coming back down from picacho for having a roostertail on my outboard. and apparently the guy behind me was following too close to it and i got popped for it.

    it was a yuma county cop so he was chill and let me off with someone of an easy stop but still WTF a ticket for having a roostertail on and outboard you have to be shitting me.
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    So he let you off? I've never heard of such a thing. Jeesh...so what law were you BREAKING?
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    NO FUGGEN WAY
    Ya see what us jetters got to deal with. Hey dale I was warned years ago when a jet ski flea was trying to go under my roost. Same deal with wake boats. If they swamp you with there wake they are responsible...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezpanel View Post
    So he let you off? I've never heard of such a thing. Jeesh...so what law were you BREAKING?

    no he didnt let me off still go the ticket but he was being pretty cool and not being an ass like some of them can be.

    i guess the law is for a roostertail there cannot be another boat within 60ft or you because its obstructing view i knew that law was for jetboats and their jetovators but damn i didnt think it was for the outboards or at least didnt think my roost was that big but apparently it was
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    Quote Originally Posted by dp85tona View Post
    no he didnt let me off still go the ticket but he was being pretty cool and not being an ass like some of them can be.

    i guess the law is for a roostertail there cannot be another boat within 60ft or you because its obstructing view i knew that law was for jetboats and their jetovators but damn i didnt think it was for the outboards or at least didnt think my roost was that big but apparently it was
    did you get the misdemeanor section Harbor&Navigation Code?

    i got pulled over by ycso too.
    remember its 50mph on martinez road....
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    I could not believe that every cop in Arizona was working this weekend...

    On our way in from Cali I was laughing my ass of at the number of people pulled over on 8 by the CHP just past the dunes.

    I then made a left turn from a designated "thru lane" and the Arizona Highway Patrol reminded me of that as I was pulled over and the laughing stopped. I got my citation (has my social security number on it----(what do they get from the illegals?) and it is on an 8x11 sheet of paper. So we will wait to see what that costs the family...

    I then get to Pruitt City and start hearing the tale of "the flash" which boiled down to some of my buddies seeing the flash of the camera from the photo enforcement zone as they were speeeding on the 95.......Started laughing again, then the Captain/Coke took over and it was off to the races..

    Hope you all had a good time.....Back here in SD where it is 40 degrees cooler

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    what gets me is when they pulled me over the guy said your roost was on (mouth dropped open and chuckled to myself) i said sir i dont have a roostertail switch he said well jsut a second ago it wasnt on and then when your buddy pulled behind you to follow you you turned it on (mouth dropped open again and said) sir this is an outboard i dont have a jetovator , i then decided to shut my mouth and no longer argue and just take the ticket and the full on check but i will say this the cop was impressed cause i had all my chit out before he was able to even ask (obviously ive been pulled over a few times before)

    thi amazes me that the sheriffs out there dont know a whole lot about the boat they are pulling over or at least this one didnt
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    Quote Originally Posted by dp85tona View Post
    what gets me is when they pulled me over the guy said your roost was on (mouth dropped open and chuckled to myself) i said sir i dont have a roostertail switch he said well jsut a second ago it wasnt on and then when your buddy pulled behind you to follow you you turned it on (mouth dropped open again and said) sir this is an outboard i dont have a jetovator , i then decided to shut my mouth and no longer argue and just take the ticket and the full on check but i will say this the cop was impressed cause i had all my chit out before he was able to even ask (obviously ive been pulled over a few times before)

    thi amazes me that the sheriffs out there dont know a whole lot about the boat they are pulling over or at least this one didnt
    its a "overtime weekend," so you have a lot of cops that don't know chit about the water laws or boats for that matter. u could fight the ticket, but its a 50/50 shot.
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    not to many cops on the water in parker but on the AZ side on I95 they where swarming!!! a local said they where after the CA plates too. Good to know about getting swamped, happened to me all friggin weekend!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YumaJet View Post
    its a "overtime weekend," so you have a lot of cops that don't know chit about the water laws or boats for that matter. u could fight the ticket, but its a 50/50 shot.
    Get 2 videos of your boat running one, From the inside of your boat, And the other video from another boat running beside you showing you do not have a roostertail coming from your outboard. And maybe show you on the video trying to make a roostertail. That might help your 50/50 shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boat teck View Post
    Get 2 videos of your boat running one, From the inside of your boat, And the other video from another boat running beside you showing you do not have a roostertail coming from your outboard. And maybe show you on the video trying to make a roostertail. That might help your 50/50 shot.

    Pictures are worth a thousand words, or in this case, a few hundred dollars and no points on your license. Show a jet boat with a nice rooster tail and then show yours and explain how they differ. Hell, I'll even spray you for free.
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    Dale has more of a mist coming from his transom Id fight it. Shit Dale these guys are on to sumpthin. My Kachinas OT Headers through more water than your prop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    Dale has more of a mist coming from his transom Id fight it. Shit Dale these guys are on to sumpthin. My Kachinas OT Headers through more water than your prop.

    yes sir i know that that why i was amazed and he said that my buddy was having his view blocked by my roost and that he was closer then 60ft away when the cop saw all this he was heading directly towards me and was about 300 yards away from me (kinda hard to measure the distance of the boats when your in front of the felon and a long ways away

    im going to fight it and show up with my buddy that was driving the other boat to say he was alot farther away from me then the cops thought since they couldnt tell being they were in front of me and a long ways away
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    Congratulations Dale. You have now been jumped into the "Need an excuse to pull you over to get a DUI nonsense". It's getting old. We got pulled over in Yuma because my buddy had his foot over the rail of the Pontoon boat. It's hard to go to the river any more and relax without watching your back, and wondering if you are going to get pulled over because your boat splashes water, or you headers make noise, or you are too relaxed and kick your feet up one the railing. It seems too me there are alot more productive things the law could be doing.
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