My Trolling pontoon set-up (pics and short vid)

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A_J-Llama
and to you lizardman, if on a toon with a motor in plain sight and has no numbers visible, it could or would warrant being stopped and questioned. I have read the regulations and have been inspected ,and have been checked for lic. and tags several times, while "minding my own biz" and fishing within the law. Some officials stop everyone they come upon, maybe out of boredom, but I don't leave anything to chance, it's not worth it:confused:
 
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lizardman
A_J-Llama said:
and to you lizardman, if on a toon with a motor in plain sight and no numbers visible, would warrant being stopped and questioned. I have read the regulations and have been inspected ,and have been checked for lic. and tags several times, while "minding my own biz" and fishing within the law. Some officials stop everyone they come upon, maybe out of boredom, but I don't leave anything to chance, it's not worth it:confused:


But isn't it up to the owner/operator the one who would be responsible for licensing? and isn't it between the owner/operator and the marine board if the pontoon isn't licensed? Aren't we as adults supposed to be accountable for our actions?

that said, why get into a peeing contest over where the registration numbers are since it would be the owner/operator of the craft who would have to pay the consequences of his action or inaction of registering said craft? I mean I don't pay your mortgage or you mine so why would either of us worry about the other's mortgage?

So until people pay one anothers bills let the bread winner/bill payer make the decision on how he/she spends their hard earned dollar.

Dave
 
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INSAYN
lizardman said:
Is it really that important that they are registered? Who gets the registration money and where is it going? Does the registration money go to improve waterways? to fix boat ramps (which by the way you don't need with a toon)? To pay for more 'law' enforcement on the waterways? Who does the money from "registration" benefit?

Also it is really not possible to place registration stickers on a toon as tubes and frames can be swapped out and yet after said swap you still have the same boat (say replacing a set of tubes due to excessive wear with the same size tubes). When I called the Marine board they told me to make a plaque out of wood or metal and hang it on the pontoon somewhere; and I asked them how they would be able to tell if I were to move the plaque from one boat to another (you see I have two of these pontoons myself). You see it isn't like putting the registration stickers on the hard hull of a personal water craft or hard shelled boat.

Unless the individual who is operating the pontoon is doing something that could harm others, or interfears with others the marine patrol really has no business interfearing with the operator of the pontoon.

To me this seems like another case of the hypothetical "Papers Please!", and why should we need 'papers' to perform an act that is legal anyway and doesn't hurt anyone.

The original poster isn't saying to us "hey look I'm breaking the law"; he is rather sharing with us some ingenuity on his part of customizing his pontoons.


I rather like the pontoon modifications.

Dave

I agree the original poster was just giving us all the fishing porn we crave. I was just curious to see a motor, and no numbers to go with it as required in Oregon. It's fine that it's registered in Nevada and they may not require numbers, we just didn't "clearly" see the Nevada reg sticker.

As for the marine board, and the officers that patrol our waters, our reg and license fees pay for them to do just that. We can't just say to hell with the floating officers as there are plenty of boaters out there that can use the knuckle busting due to being dangerous, poaching, drunk, stupid, etc.... that could get one or more of us hurt out there.

Oregon is "rule" happy to keep us safe. Not that I say I agree with most of them, but they are there in the books for us to follow. In fact, I don't agree with most of the Oregon rules, but I live here and don't want to give them any more money than I already do to play.

The worst part about it is that many of the rules can be innocently interpreted one way, and still get ya a fine without just cause. Mistakes can be made by us, but as long as they can make a quick buck off you for a simple infraction, you KNOW they will.

Again, my original concern being led to believe this was an Oregon pontoon boat with a motor and no visible numbers. Gonefirefighting didn't have to show his level of professionalism like he did, he could have just as easily answered like an adult.
 
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gonefirefighting
A_J-Llama said:
good attitude, why don'tcha go back to Nevada???:clap::clap::clap:

screw that, just because I own things there doesn't mean I ever lived there. too damn hot
 
Raincatcher
Raincatcher
Now play nice

Now play nice

Whoa! Step back into your corner. Sip of water. Spit (aim for the bucket). Now,play nice or I'll hide your worms. :naughty:

Be safe.
Barb
 
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JeannaJigs
Agreed barb, lol, was gonna say the same thing.

Those pics make my 'toon insanely inferior.

A downrigger on a toon...I wouldn't have ever thought of doing it, but now...oh ho...now...I'm realizing that the sky is the limit.

Although I'm in the process of modifying it for use on the McKenzie and then the 'Slaw for the fall 'nooks and winter chrome, I wouldn't mind a nice lake set up like that.
 
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beaverfan
Ya it was kinda lame, I don't see why he or anyone else would care if or where your toons are registered. Very nice toon man! Love the downrigger that's great!
 

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