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If Lake Wivenhoe was open to 4 stroke outboard motors, would you?

go buy a 4 stroke motor to use there
Stop going there
do nothing different
Would take my current boat with 4 stroke there
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If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« on: July 31, 2013, 02:31:51 PM »
What would you do if Lake Wivenhoe was opened to 4 stroke only outboard motors?

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 02:51:09 PM »
I would happy if outboards were allowed only if they were allowed on the same conditions as those allowed at Lenthalls.
 Speed limit 6knots.
 Max of 60hp 4 stroke only or compliant di 2 strokes.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 02:54:30 PM »
I would happy if outboards were allowed only if they were allowed on the same conditions as those allowed at Lenthalls.
 Speed limit 6knots.
 Max of 60hp 4 stroke only or compliant di 2 strokes.

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G'day Ray

What about no maximum motor size, 4 stroke (no DI), and 8 knots?

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 04:17:09 PM »
Most boats at 8 knots creates wash even at 6 knots my tinney is borderline.
 Most speed restriction areas have signs 6 knots no wash.
I have no problems with di 2 strokes similar to etech.
 I am fortunate as I already have a tinney with a 30hp 4 stroke as well as a 4 hp four stroke.
 I do not for see seq water allowing old technology 2 strokes even with the vastly improved 2 stroke oils available so anyone with this type of motor is going to miss out.
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If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 04:37:12 PM »
What's the point of letting in outboards then restricting speed? Is it to keep out skiers and hooning? And let it be fishers only?

FYI: I have 60 yam 4st and love bass fishing, my main haunt is hinze with electric. But want to get around more.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 04:54:10 PM »
What's the point of letting in outboards then restricting speed? Is it to keep out skiers and hooning? And let it be fishers only?

FYI: I have 60 yam 4st and love bass fishing, my main haunt is hinze with electric. But want to get around more.
Main reason for allowing outboards is a safety issue.
 A low speed limit will  help preserve the peace and solitude of the dam and also pacify the leaseholders about possible erosion problems.
 I dare say that there will be a lot of different perspectives on this issue.
My main fishing is also leccy at NPD and Hinze and I doubt that that will change no matter what will happen at Wivenhoe but things possibly may change at the dams I fish so I am having 2 bob both ways.
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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 05:46:13 PM »
Technically I don't see the need to limit the outboards at all.  The pollution issue is a furphy as there are no restrictions in Somerset and all that water ends up in Wivenhoe.  There are also no restrictions in the river below Wivenhoe so anything goes from Atkinsons Crossing to Kholo.  The water outlet for Brisbane is below Kholo.  The horsepower limit is not necessary.  A 10 footer with a 30 is quicker than a 20 footer with a 90.  You don't see roads with a 60 kph limit that is also restricted to 4 cylinder cars.  The erosion issue also doesn't stack up.  There is a lot of erosion damage around Wivenhoe now, comparable with Somerset, so I would suggest windborn waves are the culprit there.  My suggestion is, and was at the meeting, to mirror Lake Cressbrook, not Lenthalls.  Cressbrook works.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 11:35:12 PM »
Well I guess I would be still on the electric and unable to start the e tec while someone with an old carburated 4 stroke( and some new ones) that meets no emission standard whatsoever is ok.
Seems sensible to me.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 06:35:57 AM »
Yes I would have my doubts about some of the el cheepo chinese 4 stroke imports. Do not know if they have to meet any standards?
The honda and merc carby 4 strokers met the standards on the day .
Re speed limit as long as it is realistically low and strictly enforced ( Especially near any public areas)
Remember there are a lot of people in small tinneys,canoes and yaks on the water there and whilst the more experienced can cope the newbies could get into trouble.
Anyone got a definition of measuring wash?
 At what point is it measured?
Who will be responsible for enforcing any restrictions on the water.?
 SEQ rangers?( Do they have any powers as all I have seen is that they ask people to leave)
 Fisheries or water police or all ?
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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 06:44:38 AM »
Yes I would have my doubts about some of the el cheepo chinese 4 stroke imports. Do not know if they have to meet any standards?
The honda and merc carby 4 strokers met the standards on the day .
Re speed limit as long as it is realistically low and strictly enforced ( Especially near any public areas)
Remember there are a lot of people in small tinneys,canoes and yaks on the water there and whilst the more experienced can cope the newbies could get into trouble.
Anyone got a definition of measuring wash?
 At what point is it measured?
Who will be responsible for enforcing any restrictions on the water.?
 SEQ rangers?( Do they have any powers as all I have seen is that they ask people to leave)
 Fisheries or water police or all ?
Cheers
Ray

You'll have to wait until November when the decision is made Ray.  This is just a Poll to ask people what they would do.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2013, 06:46:35 AM »
Well I guess I would be still on the electric and unable to start the e tec while someone with an old carburated 4 stroke( and some new ones) that meets no emission standard whatsoever is ok.
Seems sensible to me.
SEQWater were talking about 4 Stroke and Hi Tech 2 Stroke Steve so your Etech should be OK.  That is only if the Leaseholders campaign in not successful.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2013, 05:59:08 AM »
I'd get out my popcorn, sit back, and enjoy listening to all the Etec owners whinge..............

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Re: Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2013, 01:43:44 PM »
I'd get out my popcorn, sit back, and enjoy listening to all the Etec owners whinge..............
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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 05:50:57 PM »
E-tech will be OK.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2014, 10:14:43 PM »
Bump. And there we have it. Wivenhoe is now open with restrictions.

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