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Lady of the Lake owner talks about watercraft safety

Scott Monson says weather plays a big role in whether he decides the boat should hit the water with tourists on board.

Posted: Fri Jul 20 16:10:37 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri Jul 20 16:10:38 PDT 2018

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and with yesterday's tragedy... this brings questions as to how safe tourist watercraft are in our area. tourist attractions wx safety-vo-1 lowerthird2line:when to set sail clear lake, ia scott monson is the owner and operator of the lady of the lake in clear lake... which operates during the summer months and is a large draw for tourists. monson notes that wind and the weather are huge factors in deciding when to set sail.xxx tourist attractions wx safety-sot-1 lowerthird2line:scott monson owner/operator, lady of the lake "we do not cruise if the winds are over 18 mph, just for public safety. it's hard to control the boat when you've got that high of a wind. and wind direction, sometimes it might be 15 mph, but it's blowing straight out of the south. it makes it real hard to come in and do our landing." monson adds that people must be aware of their surroundings while out on the water... as they have experienced close calls before. he also recommends having your boat serviced so you don't find yourself stranded if the weather takes a sudden turn for the worst. /
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