Watch what you post :-(

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by noeettica, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    This guy is on FS ! Probably here too! There have already been 8 Convictions baised on peoples Internet posts ...

    So think twice when showing Illegal Fish , Overpowered Boats etc ... We ARE being watched !!!

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  2. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

    You should be watching what you post even if he's not watching. ;)

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  3. Batt34786

    Batt34786 I Love!

    Holy cow! Could I go to jail for hanging a 15 hp outboard on my Gheenoe that's rated for 9.9 (which, for the record, I have not yet done)? 28 years in construction and development and I'd get 10-20 for overpowering - which is still worth the risk if I can get 8 mph more.
  4. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

    the guilty flee were none pursue ;D
  5. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    It's quite simple, don't do stupid things then brag about it on the internet. You wouldn't commit a crime, document it with pictures and a narrative them go to the police station and say with a smile on your face... "look at what I did!" Well doing this kind of thing on the internet is just as stupid. I know for a fact that LEO's follow this site...

  6. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    If I can save one person ...

  7. wjpitts

    wjpitts I Love!

    The prevailing attitude seems to be "don't do stupid stuff, illegal stuff, poach, etc and post it on the internet".

    How about just don't do it. I don't care if you have a jet engine on your 10 foot boat, but poaching (this includes fishing violations) is stealing and it pisses me off!

    It's not OK whether you are stupid enough to post it or not. Do it and you deserve to get caught and punished.
  8. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    This is why I do not fish period !

    too F'in Complicated !!!
  9. alain_vallejo

    alain_vallejo Screw work!!! I'm going fishing!!!

    Poaching is one thing, but if i want to go 100mph on my gheenoe, who is anyone from stopping me?
  10. wjpitts

    wjpitts I Love!


    Amen to that. Is it actually illegal to exceed the HP rating on a boat? I have never heard that before. Seems a little nitpicky to me.
  11. SilentHunter

    SilentHunter Resin Slinger

    i hung a 300xs on my 10ft jon boat flat bottom lowe thats rated for 2 hp.... is that legal?
  12. JimCameron

    JimCameron I Love!

    If you are operating a mono hull under 20' in the State of Florida and you exceed the hp on the boats plate, I believe you are in violation of Florida Statutes 327.52 look it up.

    I also believe that this is a non-criminal infraction for which you may be cited. Kind of like a Speeding ticket. I also believe that the fine increases dramatically if you are a repeat "offender".

    My guess would be if you are stopped for another offense, and mouth off, you'd get this citation as well. And....maybe every time you see that officer afterwards.
  13. Les_Lammers

    Les_Lammers Well-Known Member

    You want to hurt yourself...fine...but you may end up doing it to someone else. BTW, the hull design will limit top speed and you lose a lot of control overpowering. There are valid reasons for max ratings. ;)
  14. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    I do "Low power" experiments  and slow cruse videos ... very enjoyable ...

  15. Monoman

    Monoman Night snookin' preferred

    do, not what you post. Anyone dumb enough to break the law and brag about it brings it upon themselves. There is always the chance that they broke the law unknowingly and they say ignorance is no excuse but I don't always agree with that. Heck some of the LEOs don't understand all of the laws or can properly ID some species.

    Just my .02
  16. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

    I respectfully request that I'm not paraphrased and then taken out of context.  If that's what I meant, I would have posted it.

    The original post takes a guy, post info from another site and hangs him out for scrutiny when he is simply trying to help people and/or doing the job we pay him to do.

    I stand by "what you post".

    You make a valid point but I didn't take the poster to raise. ;)

  17. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

    NOE>>> " There have already been 8 Convictions baised on peoples internet posts"

    Please tells us what/where you got this info. because NMFS usually deals w/  commercial violations...and not joe fisherman unless it has been referred by fwc like in billfish incidents or ,again , commercial violations.

    I would hazard to guess that if cases were made it was because of continual violations which were ,ultimately, observed by officers.

    The "man" is being paid to enforce the laws by you and everybody else or is this is a case of do it to the other guy and not me............?

    How many times have we bi---- because of what we saw happen and the lack of law enforcement around to catch the crooks-----

  18. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Top I pm'ed you the source ;-)
  19. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

    I am soooooooory I asked [smiley=1-doh.gif].... pages and pages of rants [smiley=1-crazy-eyes.gif]
    I will go thru it all in segments.
  20. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

    O.K.----one man w/ an agenda makes a claim of the FS site. The rant goes on from there> from hating the feds and all things connected>w/o any documentation or what the alleged arrests were for.

    I stand by my previous post.

    Lets relax and set the example for the kids of how to live ones life w/in the law----they have enough examples of how not to do it.
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