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Old 02-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Nothing makes me happier than talking to an inspector and hearing they sent someone home because they couldn't pass!

I have never been turned away, mainly because the boat only hits one lake during the season and knowing all the inspectors by name. Getting pre tagged on the way out is worth the few extra minutes
I do that after every single trip... Thing is that your seal is not transferable to most places. Aurora it's not transferable to Stanley, Stanley it's not transferable to Arvada, Arvada it's not transferable to a state park.

I don't give 2 shits who controls what water, but come on man, some of the rules are just flat out ridiculous.
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Nothing makes me happier than talking to an inspector and hearing they sent someone home because they couldn't pass!

I have never been turned away, mainly because the boat only hits one lake during the season and knowing all the inspectors by name. Getting pre tagged on the way out is worth the few extra minutes
I do that after every single trip... Thing is that your seal is not transferable to most places. Aurora it's not transferable to Stanley, Stanley it's not transferable to Arvada, Arvada it's not transferable to a state park.

I don't give 2 shits who controls what water, but come on man, some of the rules are just flat out ridiculous.
TRUE DAT !! Because I only hit one lake 99% of the time the pre tag works fine, I am even able to launch at any hour of the day. In the summer sometimes we will jump from one lake to another and when we do, I make someone call ahead and give them a heads up that we are pulling out of one lake and driving to the other. Funny, one time the guy who inspected us in the AM was at the other lake in the PM
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I asked the city of Westminster for a list of revenue sources for Standley lake management over the past 3 years. I'm going to go after their private backers.
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Heres what I don't understand. Pueblo has boat inspections but there are no inspections at either DeWeese or Brush Hollow-water from both those lakes enters the Arkansas river and flows into Puelo res. All they have at those lakes is an informational sign talking about zebra mussels.

If you don't inspect upstream lakes then how much good does it do?

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I asked the city of Westminster for a list of revenue sources for Standley lake management over the past 3 years. I'm going to go after their private backers.

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I asked the city of Westminster for a list of revenue sources for Standley lake management over the past 3 years. I'm going to go after their private backers.
Don't [email protected] with Standley bro, it's perfect the way it is now...
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I don't mind em if they are quick and consistent. Then you know what they want, you can show em and be on your way.

Make sure your rig is dry,live wells, clean anchors, dry motor. It's pretty easy, I never had a problem with an inspection when I was prepared properly . It's pretty easy.

The biggest problem with inspections is the guys who argue with the inspectors that their rig is passable when it isn't, but those are the same dcikwads who can't figure out how to load and unload their boats on the dock without it taking 30 minutes. Like some old dude said " you can't fix stupid".
That's the thing though. Making sure the boat is dry and anchors ect... is not always what they are looking for. Depending on what lake your going to the inspections are very differant. Take Aurora and Chatfield for example. If you have ever taken a boat to both there is a huge differance. Aurora sometimes takes forever and a little rain water can keep you off the water. Chatty they walk around the boat, glance in your live well and your on your way. Had one inspector at Boyd worried cause I had some axle grease behind my wheels on the trailer. Well that's what happens when you have bearing buddies. Some of it is just rediculous. Make a checklist for all the inspectors to use and stick by it. It would save everyone time and you could prep your boat for it the way they want it.
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I don't mind em if they are quick and consistent. Then you know what they want, you can show em and be on your way.

Make sure your rig is dry,live wells, clean anchors, dry motor. It's pretty easy, I never had a problem with an inspection when I was prepared properly . It's pretty easy.

The biggest problem with inspections is the guys who argue with the inspectors that their rig is passable when it isn't, but those are the same dcikwads who can't figure out how to load and unload their boats on the dock without it taking 30 minutes. Like some old dude said " you can't fix stupid".
That's the thing though. Making sure the boat is dry and anchors ect... is not always what they are looking for. Depending on what lake your going to the inspections are very differant. Take Aurora and Chatfield for example. If you have ever taken a boat to both there is a huge differance. Aurora sometimes takes forever and a little rain water can keep you off the water. Chatty they walk around the boat, glance in your live well and your on your way. Had one inspector at Boyd worried cause I had some axle grease behind my wheels on the trailer. Well that's what happens when you have bearing buddies. Some of it is just rediculous. Make a checklist for all the inspectors to use and stick by it. It would save everyone time and you could prep your boat for it the way they want it.

Like I said , when you're prepared it goes easy. When everything is dry and in order there is no reason to worry and the inspections goes smooth like butter. All the inspections I have had they have always checked my live well, anchor, bilge and boat hull for any water/signs that is has been launched recently and not dried properly. They always look for those things, some places don't do as thorough as a job as others but I am prepared for everything because when I go to the lake there isn't much that is going to stop me . The rain is an iffy subject though, most guys will check everything they can and will usually let you launch if everything else is in order. Still, pretty is process when you are PREPARED. I'm sure you'll keep arguing how it isn't, sorry life is so hard on you chum.
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I almost failed an inpsection because of damsel nymphs in my livewell. took a couple minutes to convince the lady they came from the lake I was trying to get into, and they were not an ANS.

I agree with Sinner, they really are not that bad, it is the loss of access that kills me.
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Boyd inspectors have you pull your plug and turn you bilge pump on, finally I told them my bilge pump doesn't work after 20 times of turning it on, I didn't want it to go bad. The key I found to inspections is to lie. Last lake "this one", out of state "no", anchor "no" did you catch anything "no" ok have a nice day.
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