The T/T issue caught my attention. We were stopped for "creating a wake" while "speeding" at about 3-5mph in our RIB
in Ft Lauderdale a couple of years back. Incidentally we were not really the culprit. That was the boat that passed us at twice our speed going in the opposite direction and caused a wave that nearly swamped our boat!! But that is besides the point -- we got the ticket regardless, and were threatened with worse treatment for protesting the point. But in the course of the "discussion" these FLP finest decided that we should not have had our RIB
registered (in RI) because it was a tender
to our larger vessel (where our RIB docs were located at that time). They said in FL the RIB should not be registered separately. On the other hand, before traveling through Florida
, I read several stories about water
cops being decidedly nasty to unregistered dinghies. Go figure!!!!!