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post #15 of Old 03-03-2011
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Originally Posted by norsearayder View Post
capt force up here in maine we also have bum boats, derilects, abandoned boats etc,the water cops are out there doing the work, and not insulting voyagers no mater what there boat looks like .there only concern is safety of the vessel, seaworthynness& illegal discharge of waste.
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The anchoring regulations are a way for cities to get out of their JOB of enforcing regulations. If there is a blanket ban, then its easy to simply say YOU CANT ANCHOR HERE with a sign vs having to have safe, courteous waterways personnel patrolling at night looking for anchor lights and during the day conducting MSD checks.

The flip side is what is going on in Volusia where they're using raiding party tactics to board cruisers for MSD enforcement.

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