Friday, August 28, 2009

Flathead Lake Boaters Assistance

Here's a handy tip for boaters on Flathead Lake. No matter how well prepared you are for a day on the lake, anything can go wrong with your boat. If you're not prepared or don't know who to call to get help, a day on the Flathead can turn into a fiasco.

If your battery is going to die, the gas guage lies or the engine decides to go on strike, it will only happen when you're three miles from shore. What to do?

There is a service called Flathead Lake Boaters Assist that will come to your rescue 24 hours of the day. If you float your boat on Flathead Lake, write down these numbers...
Phone: 250-1413
CH16VHF

If you need a jumpstart, gas or a tow to shore, Flathead Lake Boaters Assist is close by and ready to help.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tourist Warning - MT Speed Limit

As you drive through on the thousands of miles of Montana's scenic roads, be aware of your speed. After living in the Treasure State for all these years, I just learned that Montana has a 'default' speed limit of 25 mph.

A friend of mine received a speeding ticket traveling down the road from Big Mountain Ski Resort to Whitefish, MT. He was only traveling 35 mph, and was ticketed for 10 miles over. When he complained that there were no posted speed limit signs, he was informed that any road in Montana that doesn't have a posted speed limit is a 25 mph zone.

This may be common knowledge to many people, but it was the first time I (or my friend) have heard of this 'default speed limit' law. So... be careful out tthere and watch for posted speed limits.