I would like to make this clear — I am not against big boats on this lake. If I had the money perhaps I would have a big boat to enjoy also. My message has always been to the operators of the big boats which create ocean-size wakes behind their boats. These waves tear up property and endanger peoples' lives.

I have submitted several articles to the Lake Sun in regard to rough and dangerous lake conditions caused by big boats.

Several of the "Mail Bag" people agreed with me that the lake is becoming out of control, and several said that I was whining. If those folks paid my repair bills to my docks and boat slips I think they would see my point in a different way.

I would like to make this clear — I am not against big boats on this lake. If I had the money perhaps I would have a big boat to enjoy also. My message has always been to the operators of the big boats which create ocean-size wakes behind their boats. These waves tear up property and endanger peoples' lives.

One other point I would like to make is that we are constantly trying to attract visitors and families to our beautiful lake in spite of getting the reputation that this lake is getting to be for big boats only, and it's like the ocean out there, especially on weekends. I am surprised the Convention and Visitors Bureau people and the economic development people don't see the need to campaign for a safer lake. The draw for this area is without a doubt the lake. We have many great restaurants and sports bars and other activities for families, but the lake is the main draw and will always be.

If people can't come and safely swim and boat, they won't come. How about everyone getting on board and helping make the lake safe for everyone.