We sometimes find ourselves in a channel or cove without a speed or no-wake sign posted. There are reasons to slow to a crawl which might not be obvious. Reasons like: boaters working on their boat, small boats you can’t see, vessels resting in their slip, or erosion of the shoreline.
It is imperative we slow down when close to shore or near other boats. Which of the following is the best true statement?
A. Slowing down always reduces the size of your wake.
B. If you don’t see anyone around, it’s ok to proceed at speed.
C. Assess the proximity of other vessels, make assumptions and choose your speed accordingly.
D. Assume a speed of no more than 6knots because it is generally the speed you make the smallest wake with.
Remember, you are responsible for any damage to property or person you cause because of your wake.
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