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(A) No boat or vessel shall be operated upon any waterway in the city at a rate of speed which causes waves to damage or may cause damage to docks, wharves, seawalls, boats, or other personal property contained in boats moored or tied to docks or wharves along the waterways.
(B) A person is guilty of careless operation of a vessel who operates any vessel or through the operation of the vessel allows the manipulation of any water skis, aquaplane, or similar device in disregard for the safety of persons or property, or without due regard, caution, and circumspection, or at a speed or in a manner as to endanger, or which may endanger life or limb or damage the property of or injure any person.
(C) All vessels operating on the canals and waterways within the boundaries of the city shall maintain "idle speed, no wake," excluding Lake Santa Barbara, The Pompano Canal, and the Cypress Canal, which are designated as "Slow Speed, Minimum Wake" zones, and excluding the Intracoastal Waterway where required speeds shall be as posted. "Idle speed, no wake" is the minimum speed of a boat to maintain it steerage way. "Minimum wake" is a vessel fully settled in the water, proceeding with minimum or no wake. Operation of a vessel by any person upon a waterway in the city at a speed greater than permitted above shall constitute a violation.
(‘58 Code, § 6A.13) (Ord. 69-69, passed 6-24-69; Am. Ord. 76-86, passed 8-3-76; Am. Ord. 2004-69, passed 9-28-04) Penalty, see § 10.99