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View Poll Results: Who agrees, City maintained mooring fields are better than no oversight?
Agree City forced and maintained 6 15.00%
Disagree Open to freely anchor at will. 13 32.50%
State should address the real problem. Abandoned boats 18 45.00%
City owned mooring field and privately run by contract 3 7.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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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.
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It's always about money, no matter what the public relations people say.
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Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Got that right.
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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.

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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...
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Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

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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.
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Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

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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.
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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 . . ..
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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.
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In 10 years you'll be the lobster in the trap everytime you come to port.
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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.
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Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

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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.
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