Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor - Page 15 - SailNet Community
View Poll Results: Who agrees, City maintained mooring fields are better than no oversight?
Agree City forced and maintained 6 14.63%
Disagree Open to freely anchor at will. 13 31.71%
State should address the real problem. Abandoned boats 19 46.34%
City owned mooring field and privately run by contract 3 7.32%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

 58Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #141 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Senior Member
 
Group9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,810
Thanks: 24
Thanked 72 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Quote:
Originally Posted by ltgoshen View Post
Here is the news after last nights work session.

Beaufort officials consider increasing initial phase of mooring field | Business | The Island Packet

The Contract held by Rick Griffin and the fact that he is willing to put his own money in to sweeten the pot, looks to be the issue pushing this threw.
LT
It's always about money, no matter what the public relations people say.
christian.hess likes this.

On the northern Gulf of Mexico.


"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico

Last edited by Group9; 02-19-2014 at 09:20 AM.
Group9 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #142 of 204 Old 02-19-2014 Thread Starter
First String
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South carolina
Posts: 859
Thanks: 45
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Got that right.
ltgoshen is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #143 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,700
Thanks: 1
Thanked 193 Times in 161 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Quote:

Long-term leases -- which would only be allowed on the moorings Griffin and the city purchase -- would be as low as $200 a month with a yearlong lease. The terms of the federal grant requires that the first 16 moorings be for transient boats.

...

On the idea of a reduced rate specifically for residents, Griffin said that isn't being considered.

"We have not historically offered a reduced rate for Beaufort residents, and there's not a plan for that at this time," he said.

Read more here: Beaufort officials consider increasing initial phase of mooring field | Business | The Island Packet
And this idiot wants an increase to 30 moorings ???

Without any concession to local residents, looks like he'll be presiding over an empty mooring field for about 40 weeks per year...

Are we supposed to believe that local boaters who keep their boats at the Downtown Marina, are paying the daily transient rate X 365 on an annual basis?

His approach makes no sense whatsoever...
JonEisberg is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #144 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Senior Member
 
Group9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,810
Thanks: 24
Thanked 72 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
And this idiot wants an increase to 30 moorings ???

Without any concession to local residents, looks like he'll be presiding over an empty mooring field for about 40 weeks per year...

Are we supposed to believe that local boaters who keep their boats at the Downtown Marina, are paying the daily transient rate on an annual basis?

His approach makes no sense whatsoever...
There is a plan, I have no doubt. Boaters up there just haven't seen the other shoe drop, yet.

On the northern Gulf of Mexico.


"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico

Last edited by Group9; 02-19-2014 at 03:32 PM.
Group9 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #145 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Call me Ishmael
 
blowinstink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 578
Thanks: 5
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Quote:
Originally Posted by ltgoshen View Post
Here is the news after last nights work session.

Beaufort officials consider increasing initial phase of mooring field | Business | The Island Packet

The Contract held by Rick Griffin and the fact that he is willing to put his own money in to sweeten the pot, looks to be the issue pushing this threw.
LT
"Work will take 90-120 days and must be completed by June 30th" Or, in other words, "work must start within 10 days".

Nicely done. Nothing like local politics.

Come not here if you have already spent the best of yourself
blowinstink is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #146 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Call me Ishmael
 
blowinstink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 578
Thanks: 5
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
And this idiot wants an increase to 30 moorings ???

Without any concession to local residents, looks like he'll be presiding over an empty mooring field for about 40 weeks per year...

Are we supposed to believe that local boaters who keep their boats at the Downtown Marina, are paying the daily transient rate X 365 on an annual basis?

His approach makes no sense whatsoever...
His plan makes plenty of sense if 30 is the "perfect" number of moorings needed to fill the entire anchorage with moorings and thereby preclude anchoring. 15 probably would have left a nice anchorage for 5-10 boats passing through.

I think Hellosailor had the right approach. If anyone is local, showing up at meetings, asking questions (refusing to be shouted down or intimidated) and ensuring that all of the necessary processes have been followed can go a long way. Local political types almost always have something more important to do that follow procedures . . ..
christian.hess likes this.

Come not here if you have already spent the best of yourself
blowinstink is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #147 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
cruising all I can
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 914
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

So,I've been checking the charts and inlets. as it looks like I'll be going coastal, who needs the icw? once you've done, it's pretty boring. looking forward to the offshore thing.
After doing NJ inside and out we just go by it now, same for Georgia.
I guess pretty soon I'll just go non-stop,gotta be quicker and less expensive too.
joethecobbler is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #148 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 844
Thanks: 2
Thanked 21 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

In 10 years you'll be the lobster in the trap everytime you come to port.
benesailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #149 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,486
Thanks: 5
Thanked 132 Times in 129 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Joe-
"you may not recognize Florida state authority on the water"
You misread what I said. I don't dispute the particulars of any state here, I'm just saying that what ANY government, ANY watercop, has so say about anchoring rights versus navigation on the ICW or other federal waterways, is not always correct, not always legal, and absolutely never the final word until and unless the Feds say it is.
There is quite a long history of "fed versus state" and vice versa in the US. Mr. Lincoln's War was just the loudest part of it. Many laws are passed, and enforced, and then overthrown in the courts. Sometimes in a month, sometimes not for fifty years or more.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #150 of 204 Old 02-19-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 844
Thanks: 2
Thanked 21 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Quote:
And this idiot wants an increase to 30 moorings ???

Without any concession to local residents, looks like he'll be presiding over an empty mooring field for about 40 weeks per year...

Are we supposed to believe that local boaters who keep their boats at the Downtown Marina, are paying the daily transient rate X 365 on an annual basis?

His approach makes no sense whatsoever...
Rick Griffin has a hard enough time running the Marina let alone moorings too. Who's running who thru the wringer here?
Why is the city/village so hot on jumping into this? Most be that "Free" government money that comes from the never ending pit.
Take away that grant "i gave" them and i'd like to see what they propose then.
benesailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
South from Beaufort NC to Fla Admiral Tigre Seamanship & Navigation 6 12-01-2013 11:13 AM
Anyone from South Carolina? LarryandSusanMacDonald General Discussion (sailing related) 16 11-11-2011 06:56 AM
Hello from upstate South Carolina ben2go Introduce Yourself 1 12-12-2008 03:11 PM
South Carolina Changes Law zackc Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 08-01-2008 01:58 PM
Bareboat in South Carolina? lee_1999 Chartering 0 02-18-2002 10:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome