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    Skaterfest 2019 has beautiful weather and a lot of eye-candy. There must be nothing better than a get together of the boats built by the man who started the performance cat evolution from which almost all others were developed.

    A few photos from Peter's wife Maria, Chris, and Tony. Add any you may have, or text them to me and I will host and link them in.

    The man himself checking out some of the boats he built at Metro Park today.



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    Lunch in St Clair

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    View from the bridge at lunch. Thanks Bella!

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    Pano from the restaurant.

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    He's gotta be proud of what he's done so far. What's upcoming, you'll have to wait and see what is being designed and built.

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    Concern about shoreline erosion as powerboat event held

    Windsor's harbour master was keeping an eye on the Detroit River on the weekend where a powerboat event was held and residents worried about continued shoreline erosion.

    Peter Berry raised concerns on Friday about Saturday's event that saw 50 powerboats speed across the river from Belle Isle to the Ambassador Bridge.

    But the event – dubbed Skaterfest – went ahead as planned, with boats topping speeds of 150 miles per hour.

    A number of residents had called the Windsor Port Authority with concerns about the boats, and the motorized watercraft ban 30 metres from the shore.

    Berry told AM800 News the boaters endangered several fishing and recreational vessels.

    "Police officers on board said they were frightened themselves to see the number of rooster tails (wakes) coming from these boats as they came at them full speed," said Berry. "At no time did they see anybody take the opportunity to slow down."

    According to Berry, one boater was ticketed for unsafe operation after a speedboat overheated and broke down.

    The American hosts say the event wasn’t organized, and therefore they did not need a permit.

    But Berry tells CTV News their actions were “irresponsible.”

    “There was no consideration to the homeowners and the shoreline owners through the Detroit River,” says Berry. “As much as these boats would say they don't create a wake, they do cause other boats to have to get out of the way and cause them to violate the 30 meter ban.”

    Last week, the City and the Windsor Port Authority extended a ban on motorized watercraft for another month due to the record high water levels.

    Berry plans to meet with the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure they're prepared next time there are unsanctioned events on the Detroit River.


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    Interesting that they come up with a new way to make a new concern. The boats didn't violate the 30Meter rule, ( 98'), but others who were scared of them did??????

    Give me a break. And I'd really like to chat with those "frightened" policemen. I bet they'd have a totally different story.

    I thought Canadians were a bit tougher than that, especially their police.
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    No. They are not.
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    Not Our first run in with Canadian agitators....
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