2.5-3' of water is about as shallow as you want to boat in. Some spots where I boat get pretty shallow (2-3') and as long as I trim it up I havent had many issues. One prop ding is all my ESP package has suffered in shallow water
I saw that one on RDP. The sighting officer seems like he was being a jerk!
Either way it wont stop me from letting people ride back there.
My wife has never done water patrol out of Needles but her sister in law has many times. They wont site you for sitting back there unless your hanging...
One year in and I've had no issues.
I had mine installed directly to the kicker head unit for power and sound as opposed to tapping into a rear speaker wire. Wonder if that is causing some of the issues?