Join Date: Oct 2010
Thanked 79 Times in 77 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor
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.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico