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Old 10-13-2020, 02:40 PM   #1
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Part of a association on lake

We are debating on putting swim platform inside our swim-line

Would anyone know if there are any state rules to follow.

Would it have to be insured?

Anyone out there have one at your association?
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:59 PM   #2
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I believe you need a permit from Marine Patrol.
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Old 10-13-2020, 05:04 PM   #3
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Part of a association on lake

We are debating on putting swim platform inside our swim-line

Would anyone know if there are any state rules to follow.

Would it have to be insured?

Anyone out there have one at your association?
Reach out the Marine Patrol, to find out about an differences between a personal swim raft and one for an association... they can likely help or steer you in the right direction. As a personal property owner, I can put one out with out a permit, I just need to tag it as mine, and located where it doesn't cause an issue for neighbors or general navigation in the area...

As for insurance, as a personal property owner, it gets declared on my insurance I believe... so I would think that the Association would have to have coverage to protect the association for liability.
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Bird 33 - using LIforrelaxin as a guide, have your Association president call the Marine Patrol and ask about permitting, and then ask your Association insurance carrier for advice.
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Great advise

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Old 10-13-2020, 07:14 PM   #6
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Seems to me that in another thread on the forum, you are supposed to have a reflective on each side of the raft and it must have your name and telephone number on it.

Or did I just wake from a dream?

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Old 10-13-2020, 07:33 PM   #7
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For personal home rafts nothing is required I believe. The raft must remain between your boundary lines as they extend in the water, cannot be more than 150 from high water mark and cannot be a navigation hazard such as placed in a narrow channel. I do not believe it is required to have your name on it but is highly recommended...

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Dan is correct. They did away with raft permits several years ago. We have a swim line permit which I file for each year. The raft must stay within the swim lines. If no swim lines I think Dans distances are correct
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For personal home rafts nothing is required I believe. The raft must remain between your boundary lines as they extend in the water, cannot be more than 150 from high water mark and cannot be a navigation hazard such as placed in a narrow channel. I do not believe it is required to have your name on it but is highly recommended...

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I think the only requirement is that it has reflectors on each side.

Even if not a requirement, you should. Any commercially made one does.

We never put our name on it, vaguely recall you are supposed to as well. But it was never a problem. Anything that broke lose on that portion of the lake ended up on our beach any way.
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Seems to me that in another thread on the forum, you are supposed to have a reflective on each side of the raft and it must have your name and telephone number on it.

Or did I just wake from a dream?

Dave
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You are right -not a dream. I haven't heard that it has changed but I guess it's possible. You don't need a permit.
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