INDEX: 1: Safe Boating 2: Controlling your Wake 3: Washing your Boat
SAFE BOATING :
CLICK ON THOSE BLUE LINKS:
4) From our friends from the Association of Lac St Pierre: Safe boating
5) Concerning buoys on a lake: cottage_buoys
CONTROLLING YOUR WAKE :
YOUR WAKE :
Not really simple to understand if you are not a expert in boating. It’s a matter of weight vs speed with your boat! What factors cause waves? 1) Wind speed 2) Lake’s depth 3) Water displacement 4) Weight of the boat 5) Form of the boat touching the water 6) Boat speed . Also we must know that small waves become big ones from the effect on many boats at the same time.
– Boating responsibly when on the water (report irresponsible behaviour to the SQ if need be (no reports, no action)
– WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF OTHERS AND OF WAVES. WE SHARE THE SAME LAKE AND AREN’T ALONE ON THE WATER – ASK GUESTS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND RENTERS TO RESPECT OTHERS AND THE LAKE AS WELL. WE NEED TO FIND A HAPPY MEDIUM AND USE OUR BETTER JUDGEMENT:
Slower = bigger waves (more damage to the shoreline, docks, boats)
Faster = smaller waves (more danger to ppl and wildlife)
– SLOW DOWN WHEN NEAR PROPERTIES OR IN NARROW SPOTS (WAVES BOUNCE BACK TOWARD THE OTHER SIDE).
PLEASE RESPECT THIS SIGN NEAR A PROPERTY! It tells you that the owner was a shoreline erosion problem :
WASHING YOUR BOAT:
Control of Aquatic Invasive Species with Boat Washing Stations
This study in French entitled « Contrôle des espèces aquatiques envahissantes par des stations de lavage de bateau en Abitibi-Témiscamingue » (2.4 MB) is a comprehensive examination of the challenges and approaches to consider in establishing a boat rinsing program as a means of preventing the introduction of exotic invasive species in the lakes of the region. It is well written and deals with a problem that concerns us in the Association.
WANT TO SEE THIS ON OUR LAKES???
Presently the municipality of Bowman, Denholm and Lac-Sainte-Marie don’t have any municipal boat washing facilities
PLEASE AVOID AREAS WHERE YOU SEE THIS SIGN:
Eurasian milfoil is an invasive aquatic plant that has spread to lakes throughout the province. Milfoil normally grows along the shoreline at a depth of 1-5 metres, prefers phosphorous-rich waters, and reproduces through fragmentation – which occurs when it is disturbed/chopped by boat propellers and turbines.
1. Learn to recognize it.
2. Avoid infested areas.
3. Raise your motor and paddle/row your way through infested areas.
If you do come across this aquatic plant on our lake, Please immediately advise the association!
Here how to recognize it, click on: pamphletmyriophylle_part2
or read this: eurasianwatermilfoil