Once again we find tax payers subsidizing a lawyers income. It was probably a lawyer who wrote the code and another lawyer who used it to fill his pockets with cash.
The real issue here, that was probably the main reason the code was created to begin with, is the severe problem of derelict vessels we have in Florida. Someone tried to create a code that would address the problem and still protect the rights of everyone. Unfortunately everyone looses when you try to write compromise legislation (based on protecting your ability to get reelected by not offending some nitch of voters).
In my opinion any vessel anchored in these types of areas not expressly designated for long term anchorage for more than a couple of weeks should be considered derelict and be subject to impounding, retitling and sold to fund the clean up of derelict vessels through out the state. It has become a real navigation hazard and eye sore for everyone. We do not allow people to park their motor homes in the emergency lane on I-95 or even at the rest areas for any extended period. It's simple common sense, something that appears to be a lost trait in today's world.
1976 Chrysler 22 "CinJam"