Well since that was directed at me, I'll be happy to respond. "(2) Any person operating a vessel upon the waters of this state shall operate the vessel in a reasonable and prudent manner, having regard for other waterborne traffic, posted speed and wake restrictions, and all other attendant circumstances so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. The failure to operate a vessel in a manner described in this subsection constitutes careless operation. However, vessel wake and shoreline wash resulting from the reasonable and prudent operation of a vessel shall, absent negligence, not constitute damage or endangerment to property. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection commits a noncriminal violation as defined in s. 775.08. http://law.onecle.com/florida/vessels/327.33.html" Note the "reasonable and prudent" part along with the "However" and "absent negligence" bits. It's not always black and white in every country and state. Laws can be and are open to interpretation. That was my point.