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post #194 of Old 02-21-2014
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Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Originally Posted by joethecobbler View Post
I hung on a claw and chain and a Danforth and chain each #40-45 for three days in Chesapeake basin during Sandy.
I'm pleased with my ground takle.
was I "squatting "? We were there for 5-6 days total.
I don't think anyone here is saying anything about anchoring during a storm, there are still area's that you can do that. Now are you squatting after 5 days, no certainly not, 30 days perhaps. I think as long as you are actively on the boat it is not an issue, but if you are just using it as a free place to permanently moor your boat, yes it is squatting. Anchoring areas are for everyone and if someone comes in and leaves there boat permanently then it they are making it essentially there private mooring area, so as to prevent others from using it.
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