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post #18 of Old 04-21-2008
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Living Aboard Forums: Georgia Liveaboards Org

Georgia Liveaboards Organization thing I noted on the first link is the misconception that states cannot regulate anchoring by live-aboards and citing the Marco Island suit as an example. The feds have ceded to the states the right to regulate inland and coastal waters on such matters. The Marco Island decision was rendered because the STATE law was changed to allow the LOCAL Marco Ordinance to be defeated in court. There was nothing federal about the case...and it may be overturned in the future if the state law is changed again. The key in Florida based on FLORIDA's law is to claim that you are NOT a live-aboard..but rather a full time cruiser.
Vessels in navigation cannot be hindered in their traditional anchoring rights UNDERWAY.
The GA situation seems quite different since it seems to apply to both docked and at anchor boats.

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