On Lake Oroville, drunken boaters may get a BUI

On Lake Oroville on Sunday, State Parks Ranger Travis Gee cautions personal watercraft riders Catherin and Jeff Reith and Laura Henderson and Jessica Callella about the dangers of riding too close together. Full Story
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juanita

Chico, CA

#1 Jun 28, 2010
The lazy cops are hanging out at the lake watching the bikini's instead of working !
J Doe

Sacramento, CA

#2 Jun 28, 2010
Juanita, if you were out there they could get a double whammy. They would give you a ticket for wearing a bikini. LOL!!!
Disorderly Event

Paradise, CA

#3 Jun 28, 2010
Heh Operation Dry Water. More like Operation cruise around the beach and have a good time instead of pursuing violent and dangerous criminals. It is not that they are lazy. It is the fact that our own police are too scared to police our town.

Since: Apr 08

Chico

#4 Jun 28, 2010
More like "Operation Raise Revenue". What a joke.
Boater

Chico, CA

#5 Jun 28, 2010
Ya great, they are out there making sure people are safe THIS weekend. They are never around when people are speeding by the houseboats in a no wake zone. It takes some idiots 10 minutes alone to launch their boat and 15 to get it out of the water, but once they get on the water, they are in a hurry. It should take the average boater 2 minutes to back in and launch and 5 minutes to back in and load. Too much screwing around on the ramps, that is where they need to patrol.
dick

Stirling City, CA

#6 Jun 28, 2010
gotta to get me one of those goverment jobs...100,000/yr. to ticket those durn ole republicans trying to get miss democrat drunk and get off the bikini
Linus

Oroville, CA

#7 Jun 28, 2010
I don't have time to read the article right now, but after seeing the headline, no kidding, a drunk boater could easily hit a BUI and then the shore or other obstacle.

Get all drunk boaters off of the waterways!

I'll read the article when I return home from work.

dick from Meadow Valley.... Sure you aren't Rick from Meadow Valley who was too busy looking out the windows to see the sights at Bridge Bay instead of listening to the speakers at the meetings??
Lime Saddle

Chico, CA

#8 Jun 28, 2010
Here are some more helpful knowlege for some of you boaters that do not have a clue.
1. Prepare your boat for launching up top where the sign says, not on the ramp. All persons getting in to the boat should also do it here. Otherwise, walk down the left side of the ramp to the marina, DO NOT LOAD PEOPLE IN TO THE BOAT ON THE RAMP.
2. Keep your kids and dogs off the ramp, other boaters can't see them.
3. When backing down, stay within the lines of your lane, do not jack knive trailor in the water. If you can't back up a trailor, you should not be doing it.
4. If you are one of those people that has to pull your boat over to the dock with a rope, wait for the far left hand lane to come open, so you are not blocking off the whole ramp, because you can't drive your boat off a trailor.
5. Don't park on the ramp, espeacally where people turn around to launch.
6. Once you back down in to the water, get to it and get out of there, way too much visiting which can be done on the water.
7. When parking in the lot, stay within the lines of your lane and make sure you pull up far enough so you are not blocking the through lanes.
8. Try to be considerate of others, YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE.
9. Fisherman, keep your voices down at 5 am when you are going past the houseboats. People are sleeping, and know one cares what you did to your wife last night in your brag fest.
10. The entire marina is a NO WAKE ZONE!!! That means if you can see waves coming from the back of your boat, you are going too fast.
Boater

Chico, CA

#9 Jun 28, 2010
Linus wrote:
I don't have time to read the article right now, but after seeing the headline, no kidding, a drunk boater could easily hit a BUI and then the shore or other obstacle.
Get all drunk boaters off of the waterways!
I'll read the article when I return home from work.
dick from Meadow Valley.... Sure you aren't Rick from Meadow Valley who was too busy looking out the windows to see the sights at Bridge Bay instead of listening to the speakers at the meetings??
You don't belong on the lake. BUI = boating under the influence
BUI is not a bouy
That is intelligent
No wakes

Long Beach, CA

#10 Jun 28, 2010
Well put Lime Saddle. And let's remind all those wake makers to be considerate of those fishing. We don't want those hugs wakes so close to us. It's a big lake. There's plenty of room to have fun without imposing on others' space.
Boater

Chico, CA

#11 Jun 28, 2010
Lime Saddle wrote:
Here are some more helpful knowlege for some of you boaters that do not have a clue.
1. Prepare your boat for launching up top where the sign says, not on the ramp. All persons getting in to the boat should also do it here. Otherwise, walk down the left side of the ramp to the marina, DO NOT LOAD PEOPLE IN TO THE BOAT ON THE RAMP.
2. Keep your kids and dogs off the ramp, other boaters can't see them.
3. When backing down, stay within the lines of your lane, do not jack knive trailor in the water. If you can't back up a trailor, you should not be doing it.
4. If you are one of those people that has to pull your boat over to the dock with a rope, wait for the far left hand lane to come open, so you are not blocking off the whole ramp, because you can't drive your boat off a trailor.
5. Don't park on the ramp, espeacally where people turn around to launch.
6. Once you back down in to the water, get to it and get out of there, way too much visiting which can be done on the water.
7. When parking in the lot, stay within the lines of your lane and make sure you pull up far enough so you are not blocking the through lanes.
8. Try to be considerate of others, YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE.
9. Fisherman, keep your voices down at 5 am when you are going past the houseboats. People are sleeping, and know one cares what you did to your wife last night in your brag fest.
10. The entire marina is a NO WAKE ZONE!!! That means if you can see waves coming from the back of your boat, you are going too fast.
Yep, things would flow so much smoother on the ramps if everyone followed the above guidelines, too bad there are more people that don't know what they are doing, than people that do. OR maybe it is just common CONSIDERATION for other people that is not followed. Like the guy said "you are not the only one out there".
Good Lord

Chico, CA

#12 Jun 28, 2010
ChicoLibertarian wrote:
More like "Operation Raise Revenue". What a joke.
Right!!! Get shithouse drunk and go operate a big ol' boat around a bunch of innocent people, KIDS INCLUDED!!! Teabaggin' idiot...
dickarick

Stirling City, CA

#13 Jun 28, 2010
Linus wrote:
I don't have time to read the article right now, but after seeing the headline, no kidding, a drunk boater could easily hit a BUI and then the shore or other obstacle.
Get all drunk boaters off of the waterways!
I'll read the article when I return home from work.
dick from Meadow Valley.... Sure you aren't Rick from Meadow Valley who was too busy looking out the windows to see the sights at Bridge Bay instead of listening to the speakers at the meetings??
Guilty as charged..i be he
Mom of Three

United States

#14 Jun 28, 2010
Gee, you think? In 1996, my 19-year-old sister-in-law was drowned when John Beaver, owner of Liberty Cab, took her out on Black Butte Lake. She often complained of his excess drinking, and the next day, a cooler full of hard alcohol washed ashore.

The penalties aren't strong enough. I have three children who have never known their murdered aunt. Drunken boaters are no better than drunken drivers.
joey95926

United States

#15 Jun 28, 2010
ChicoLibertarian wrote:
More like "Operation Raise Revenue". What a joke.
Please change your handle. Libertarians already have a bad enough stigma due to the fact that no one knows what we believe. We don't need poor ambassadors as well.
Good Lord

Chico, CA

#16 Jun 28, 2010
joey95926 wrote:
<quoted text>
Please change your handle. Libertarians already have a bad enough stigma due to the fact that no one knows what we believe. We don't need poor ambassadors as well.
Well put. Now if only Sarah Palin read these forums...
Downtown

Chico, CA

#17 Jun 28, 2010
Lime Saddle wrote:
Here are some more helpful knowlege for some of you boaters that do not have a clue.
1. Prepare your boat for launching up top where the sign says, not on the ramp. All persons getting in to the boat should also do it here. Otherwise, walk down the left side of the ramp to the marina, DO NOT LOAD PEOPLE IN TO THE BOAT ON THE RAMP.
2. Keep your kids and dogs off the ramp, other boaters can't see them.
3. When backing down, stay within the lines of your lane, do not jack knive trailor in the water. If you can't back up a trailor, you should not be doing it.
4. If you are one of those people that has to pull your boat over to the dock with a rope, wait for the far left hand lane to come open, so you are not blocking off the whole ramp, because you can't drive your boat off a trailor.
5. Don't park on the ramp, espeacally where people turn around to launch.
6. Once you back down in to the water, get to it and get out of there, way too much visiting which can be done on the water.
7. When parking in the lot, stay within the lines of your lane and make sure you pull up far enough so you are not blocking the through lanes.
8. Try to be considerate of others, YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE OUT THERE.
9. Fisherman, keep your voices down at 5 am when you are going past the houseboats. People are sleeping, and know one cares what you did to your wife last night in your brag fest.
10. The entire marina is a NO WAKE ZONE!!! That means if you can see waves coming from the back of your boat, you are going too fast.
This is a good post!
Mom of Three

United States

#18 Jun 28, 2010
Good Lord wrote:
<quoted text>
Well put. Now if only Sarah Palin read these forums...
Sarah Palin can read????
Boater

Chico, CA

#19 Jun 28, 2010
What the hell does Sara Palin have to do with this thread???

“CSUC c/o 09 ”

Since: Sep 08

Knights Landing, CA

#20 Jun 28, 2010
Shasta has likely already been on board with this for a while now, i was out there for memorial day weekend and pulled over twice to check for life jackets, then given a warning for not carrying my paper registration with me despite the tags and CF# being clearly visibile on both sides, im still amazed i even have to register a 9' raft.

My favorite of the weekend is some other kid got a ticket for not having a fire extinguisher on his jet ski, i dont know about you guys but if im riding a jet ski and it catches on fire in a lake of all places im jumping off and waiting till the water puts it out.

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