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Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post

But as to dropping an anchor anywhere, without limit? No, you won't be able to challenge or change the whole basis behind federal navigable waterway laws. Although a clever sailor could install a whole set of thrusters and a GPOS and actively "hover" without needing to anchor at all. They'd just LOVE that, you'd be underway and actively navigating the vessel, in full conformance with the laws. (VBG)
I would imagine this will be standard equipment on many boats in just few years.

Helicopter pilots used to joke about hitting "the hover button". Now, many helicopters actually have auto-hover.

On the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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