SailNet Community - View Single Post - Finding free anchorages on East Coast?
View Single Post
  #30  
Old 06-25-2012
PorFin's Avatar
PorFin PorFin is offline
Señor Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,340
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
PorFin is on a distinguished road
Re: Finding free anchorages on East Coast?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomfl View Post
I am not trying to defend this program but Florida, and other places as well, have a real problem with what by almost any definition are junk boats that are a real danger to navigation. There is also a problem with some folks who live on boats and abuse shore facilities.
True enough, but how about if the local authorities simply addressed ths problem boats and let the responsible ones continue to exercise their rights of free anchorage?

My suspicious mind thinks that the derelict vessel/irresponsible boater arguments are a smoke cover for developers and cash-strapped municipalities.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook