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Old 09-09-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
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New kayak park in Hollister

Hulland Park has opened in Hollister. Was previously a mobile home park near Turkey Creek that frequently flooded.

More info in this free article from Branson Tri-Lakes News:

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_...d4b8fe60b.html
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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I wonder if they have plans for the old stone house right on the point where Turkey Creek enters lake Taneycomo? It would make a very nice visitors center, restroom area, and just a place to sit out of the sun, or cold.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #3
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Um...to all the MANY new kayakers that are going to be arriving there...umm..there is NO good fishing in that area....nope, none at all....um..no...just float on into Taneycomo proper...PLEASE! Ha!
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:52 PM   #4
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And for all the kayakers, new and experienced, KEEP THEM ON THE SIDES OF THE LAKE, NEAR THE BANK! Not out in the channel where the powerboats run. Especially when you are in groups. Taneycomo is not some little float stream with little to no boat traffic. On weekends especially thereis a lot of boat traffic. Little rental Jon boats to large bass boats. While most boaters try their best to be courteous, when 10 or 12 kayaks are strung out across the lake in one area, blocking most of the lake, it is quite difficult to navigate through them.
For your own safety, please keep them to the sides, not the middle of the lake.
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And for all the kayakers, new and experienced, KEEP THEM ON THE SIDES OF THE LAKE, NEAR THE BANK! Not out in the channel where the powerboats run. Especially when you are in groups. Taneycomo is not some little float stream with little to no boat traffic. On weekends especially thereis a lot of boat traffic. Little rental Jon boats to large bass boats. While most boaters try their best to be courteous, when 10 or 12 kayaks are strung out across the lake in one area, blocking most of the lake, it is quite difficult to navigate through them.
For your own safety, please keep them to the sides, not the middle of the lake.
Sounds like canoes and paddle powered boats/canoes has the right away if approached by a motorized boat.

When operating a power-driven vessel, you must give way to:
A canoe or other vessel powered by paddles or oars alone.

I have witnessed a few water patrol citations being issued to power boats cruising to close to a non motorized canoes/kayaks and their dangerous wakes.

I think all can enjoy our lakes if rules are followed.
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Sounds like canoes and paddle powered boats/canoes has the right away if approached by a motorized boat.

When operating a power-driven vessel, you must give way to:
A canoe or other vessel powered by paddles or oars alone.

I have witnessed a few water patrol citations being issued to power boats cruising to close to a non motorized canoes/kayaks and their dangerous wakes.

I think all can enjoy our lakes if rules are followed.
That does not mean they should be in the middle of the lake causing a hazard to navigation. Most often they do exhibit common sense, and courtesy by staying out of the middle of the lake. But there are always those who for some reason think that they are all by themselves, and have no thought about their own safety.
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Um...to all the MANY new kayakers that are going to be arriving there...umm..there is NO good fishing in that area....nope, none at all....um..no...just float on into Taneycomo proper...PLEASE! Ha!
LOL. Well, they probably won't find room in the creek in the Spring when the water is cool enough for the trout. One Saturday back in May there were 12-15 boats from the mouth of Turkey Creek to the parking lot/kayak ramp.
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Got it, they have no right to be in the middle of the lake. If they have the right of way, powered boats should not be creating dangerous wakes near a kayak or canoe. It is the state water way law. Slow down and all can be safe. Consider it a moving no wake zone.

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Got it, they have no right to be in the middle of the lake.
Just because you have the "right" to do something stupid does not mean it's right (or safe) to do it!
Take the recent Walmart incident in Springfield for example.
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Yes people do a lot of stupid things even when legal.

http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSH...ts/SHP-272.pdf
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One big problem with "idle" speed no wake on Taneycomo is there is no such thing when they are generating at Table Rock. Trying to move up stream requires more than an idle. Thus your boat is "plowing", and creating a larger wake than if you keep on plane.
The more generating being done, the more power needed, the worse the wake. Note the first two reminders in your link.
If kayaks stay to the sides, leaving the middle of the lake open for power boats as stated in the reminders in your link everybody can be safe, and happy. Which was the point in my post in the first place.
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Last point in link also noted that potential legal liability if wake causes harm or damage. Maybe they need to have a no wake zone area for canoes/kayaks that they can safely transverse parts of taney like they have near scottys docks.
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Actually, by law, Scottie's no wake buoys are not even legal. They have to be permitted by the Highway Patrol, and have an identification number on them. Lamar just put them out there to keep large wakes from rocking his dock, and boats. They were all washed out by one of the floods a few years ago, and he noticed boats going by on plane caused little problem. The large wakes were caused by "courteous " people slowing down, but plowing huge wakes. So he put them back out.
But to your point, crossing the lake isn't the problem. It's large groups of kayaks spreading out across the entire lake moving down the lake, not crossing it.
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Boat traffic...automobile traffic...who has the "right of way"....doesn't really matter...if you are a pedestrian and you have the "right of way" to cross a street, you BETTER be looking both ways continuously as you cross...and YIELD to traffic if needed...because YOU WILL LOSE if you are struck...same as with boat traffic, power boats versus paddle/oar canoes, kayaks. etc....you should never FORCE the issue, you may not be seen, and YOU WILL LOSE if struck by a power boat. It's just that simple. Use common sense...Don't ever expect the other person to do the correct thing...
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