Baller swbca Posted April 3, 2022 Baller Share Posted April 3, 2022 Wake Boat Loud Speaker policy Your development should be a success in a region without an abundance of natural lakes. Our second home is on a fully populated lake with several wake boats. We don't mind the wake boats but the use of the audio systems on the wake boats is a killer. In our area the culture of Wake Surfing includes playing music at rock concert level amplitude. Its encouraged by the high powered speakers installed on the bridge. Banning their use in the rules would be the first thing I would need to know as a prospective buyer. The average distance from shore to boat is 500 feet on our lake, but that doesn't mitigate the loud music problem. I saw your comments about restricting music in early and late hours. That's a start but loud music at any time is a fatal detraction to the lake side living experience for home owners. Especially when the boat path is so close to the home owner's back yard. On our lake we have been at neighbor's homes for an outdoor happy hour or meal where everyone went indoors and the owner closed the windows to escape the Wake Boat music. Its as much fun as rain at a picnic. I think most people enjoy all the other sounds of people having fun on the lake. Boat motors and kids playing are the good sounds of a vital lake community. IMO it would be best to deal with this preemptively in your lake usage program. There would be no downside in controlling it before it causes discontent in the neighborhood . . . . and an impediment to sales. In our suburban communities a 30-50% premium is paid for homes on a small pond just for the ambience and line of site privacy. From my experience of living on a lake with wake boats, your ambience $value$ would be inverted if the big speakers were playing on your lake. If you are providing the boats you could make it simple by not having the speakers installed, but still have the policy so something doesn't change easily at a later date. And to prevent high powered portables from being brought on board by individual users. I just setup a Poll on this question . . Just asking the question makes it a loaded question, but it may still provide some insight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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