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Old 04-18-2012   #9
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Re: Wow! Them's expensive slips!!

It occurred to me when I bought my generator that the cost would be completely offset after only 8 nights at anchor or on a mooring as opposed to in a marina. Pretty crazy, but the transient fees in FL certainly make anchoring a lot more attractive.

Having said that, cities like ST Petersburg are now restricting rights to free anchoring and instead charging $15 a night for a ball in their mooring fields. I don't really have a huge problem coughing up the $15, but I'm not thrilled that they are eliminating or at the very least restricting what has, for all intents and purposes, been free since the inception of yachting.

Florida is such great boating territory, I guess the government figures it's time to capitalize on it. Oh well, pay to play I guess.
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