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How far can a boat stick out the back of my truck?

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9/6/10 6:02 PM CST
I am thinking about getting a 14 foot Jonboat. My truck bed is 6 feet and with the gate down, just under 8 feet.

Can the boat stick out 6 feet plus legally?

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9/6/10 8:29 PM CST
A red flag during the day and a red light after dark for anything over 4' past longest part of truck. SM

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9/6/10 6:07 PM CST
If you put a red flag on the farthest point back I think your alight but maybe someone else that knows can chime in.

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