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The no wake min wake andidle speed signs that you normally see (orange and white) dictate how fast you can go. The one that saysmin wake means you can go as fast as you want aslong as there are no white parts in your wake. The one that says no wake means you have to travel only fast enough to maintain steerage and make way. The one that says idle speed means just that. Some times establishments will install their own speed signs. This is a big problem with navigation and is the biggest reason you should use best judgment. Example... You have just built a marina right next to several personal properties that have docks. The Coast guard had previously installed no wake signs surrounding the private properties. Now you have noticed that people are creating too much wake around your marina so you install a no wake sign on your marina. Now when people travel down that channel they see two no wake signs and then one resume speed sign. The coast guard can not keep up with all of the requests to install these signs in accordance with the navigation rules nor can they control the usage of personal property ie. the marinas new no wake sign.
 
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