Thanks to all for getting into this discussion no matter what side you are on.
Re: Turner Creek.. Yes it is "navigable waters" up to the bridge at Johnny Mercer Blvd. However, in my research, fed regs only trump state in the case of anchoring (eg: Marcus Island Desc) questions.
Re: Further discussion of circumstances: There is a thread posted at
giving the facts as we know them. Sorry to point to another forum, but as the galiveaboards.org board is now up, we are trying to get the discussions going there and don't have time to post to every question on all the liveaboard boards. (Sorry the above is not a clickable link, but we don't have enough posts)
However, we will continue to monitor these threads as we started them, and thank you for your interest.