Last Saturday we passed a Parks service boat that had an orange cataraft pulled over just down from the Kenai Lake boat launch. After he finished up with them, he headed straight for us. He asked my buddies boat to pull over. To keep our group together I pulled over too (big mistake I know).
TWO hours later...we left with four tickets. He got my buddy for no registration and carrying a 2-stroke kicker in July. He got me for expired registration and no class IV throwing devise as required for all 16' and greater boats (even though I had two throw bags that were not class IV..how stupid is that?). He tried to get my buddy for not having a class IV devise on his boat but we argued that it was only 15'-6" (aire 156r). Ranger Rick even went so far as whipping out his measuring tape and after two attempts to make it 16', the greatest distance he could get was only 15'-9" so he was cleared of that offense.
He also warned that we needed to have a qualified noises maker on board. He said that my buddies gun was not a sufficient noise maker but that my cottontail predator call was, so we didnt wet ticketed for that.
Just be prepared, he said they were gonna be there all summer. Its the 1st time in 15 years that I've ever seen the Parks service giving tickets on the Upper Kenai.