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    i don't normally boat there, but i live nearby, so it could be useful to me for testing after maintenance.

    first, i know they have a quagga mussel control program. last time i was there was two years ago, when i showed up with my boat, i made sure the bilge was empty and dry, and the motor was empty and dry. they made me tilt it up and down to make sure no water came out, then they blasted it and the hull with hot pressure washer water and let me out on the lake. has that procedure changed to where i have to be sealed and quarantined anyway, no matter what?

    second, how do they enforce the 40mph speed limit? if i made a couple of runs that were a wee bit faster, like closer to 60, but only a couple, would i be guaranteed to be busted, or would someone actually have to see it and radar gun it? i would probably only go there midweek when it's less crowded, and nearly empty.

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    Dont think anything has changed, still have the quarintine issue. I've never seen any performance boats on Cachuma, maybe a jet boat. Probably have to check with the patrol.

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    when I took my boat out there two years ago, they didn't quarantine me because i could prove that my bilge was dry and my motor was dry, thereofore no mussels could have been alive. so they let me out on the water on the spot, without making me wait three weeks.

    I was just wondering what my chances are for getting the same treatment?

    -peter
    "all things in moderation... including moderation"
    the wet:
    15' Hydrostream Viper, 140hp evinrude
    16' sportline/tahiti clone, 135hp evinrude
    17' Boston Whaler Montauk, law enforcement version, 90hp Merc 4-stroke
    13' boston whaler, 40hp yamaha

    the dry:
    2003 bmw ///M5
    1993 mustang/griggs racing road race car
    and a handful of clunkers

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    I had a twin-turbo eliminator jet boat that I took up to cachuma once. About 2 years ago.
    They just checked for water in the bildge area and that was it.
    The speed limit, well I happened to be there during a fishing tournament so I dont think they were clocking anybody.
    I made a few long passes heading south from the dam and nobody said anything to me.

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    thanks, nate. that's exactly the info i was looking for.

    -peter
    "all things in moderation... including moderation"
    the wet:
    15' Hydrostream Viper, 140hp evinrude
    16' sportline/tahiti clone, 135hp evinrude
    17' Boston Whaler Montauk, law enforcement version, 90hp Merc 4-stroke
    13' boston whaler, 40hp yamaha

    the dry:
    2003 bmw ///M5
    1993 mustang/griggs racing road race car
    and a handful of clunkers

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcrussell50 View Post
    thanks, nate. that's exactly the info i was looking for.

    -peter
    Just use your best judgment on the speed thing. If your there mid week nobody's gonna mess with you. My dad and I used to take our ski boat up there and test & tune during the week. Never got hassled.
    Pull your drain plug, make sure no water anywhere and you should be A-OK!

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    If your boat is longer than 24', registered out of state, registered in any county in California that contain infected waters (or several other criteria) it will be subject to a 14 day quarantine.

    You can check out the full details here -

    http://www.countyofsb.org/uploadedFi...2009August.pdf

    Let us know how it goes....

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