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**EDIT: just realized I screwed up the title of this thread**

Has anyone ever been cited or warned about operating a boat from the bow?

I'm thinking since operation would usually be at slow speed, it might not have ever presented an issue. But I know, at least here in Alabama, operating a vessel with passengers on the bow or above the gunnels is prohibited. For our purposes, fishing with a kicker isn't THAT much different than bass fishing with a troller, but again, just wondering if anyone has been ticketed or warned about fishing like this.

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I am pretty sure that as long as the kicker motor or fan motor is your auxiliary motor and not primary engine then you are legal. Also I think that that law is referring to operating at or above planning speed. No one has ever said anything to me about it in NC, TN, SC, or VA
 

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Never had any complaints in 15 states I've fished but then again only have run into COs in two states and one of those was at the launch.
 
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