Does anyone know the current law for a boat that is 8' 6" wide and has Deep Creek guideons that are 9' to the extreme outside? I trucked for 25 years and that was legal. 8'6" load with up to 3" of safety gear on each side, making the widest point 9'. A friend just got popped last weekend and had to buy a $50.00 permit for his boat and trailer. The permit doesn't require him to hang flags, have a beacon, or Oversize signs. Just pay up and now the public is SAFE !!! This is BS. Either it's LEGAL for all, or not LEGAL for all.