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Re: Florida is at it again

Florida isnt the only place where shoreside people try to get rid of liveaboards. Oslo, Norway has their share of dirtdwellers who dont like it too and cant do a thing about it...fortunetly.
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At this point I know so little about sailing that I'm not sure where to even start asking questions, but I won't deal with that or my plans here. What I would like to know is what are we talking about with these anchoring laws? Part of what I have seen makes sense, namely proving that a long term anchored boat is truly seaworthy and able to sail. However, what about things like boats passing through looking for anchorage for a day, or two?
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how long one can occupy a certain portion of a sidewalk?
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Regardless of any laws, for or against, it's always been problematic to try and live in, or visit, a place where the people in that place, don't want you, or people like you, around.

Examples abound.
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Latest discussion topics as presented by the FWC at the recent 'meeting' at Vero Beach: http://myfwc.com/media/2847550/ancho...ic-meeting.pdf


Personally, when traveling to the Bahamas and 'south', Im pretty much now committed to leave FL from Ft Pierce .... and simply bypass all of SE Florida and the Keys. Its been too much hassle by 'homeowners', local water cops, the over-aggressive potty-gestapo of Volusia Country, the FWC (especially in Marathon/Boot Key etc.) that I really dont need. I say: to hell with visiting and spending any time (and money) in Florida, ... only 'touching' the state as absolutely as minimally as possible.
Id also include the signing any petition for the FORMAL reduction of any US Govt. funding/spending for any maintenance/dredging of tidal / navigable US waters in Florida. Why should our federal tax money be used to 'improve' the navigable waters for specific local (only) enhancement, and where long distance travelers of such navigable waterways are obviously impeded, restrained and prevented free access/use?

I just wonder when all the rest of the 49 states and their local municipal entities 'reciprocate' and begin to aggressively 'single out', specifically target, and to treat visitors/transients from Florida to their states as 'the extremely unwanted' ... as they seemingly are now to be proposing in Florida?
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Personally, when traveling to the Bahamas and 'south', Im pretty much now committed to leave FL from Ft Pierce
Why not Norfolk VA or Beaufort NC?
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Simply because I really appreciate and thoroughly enjoy the neighborliness/friendliness of the 'low country' & ICW of the Carolinas, Georgia and North Florida ... and the 'Old Time' and Bluegrass parking lot 'music jams' there. When our 'instruments' are out, the only thing in the low country that causes us to move along is cold weather. One misses that 'culture' entirely when offshore and in an infernal hurry. ;-)
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Latest discussion topics as presented by the FWC at the recent 'meeting' at Vero Beach: http://myfwc.com/media/2847550/ancho...ic-meeting.pdf
To be honest, the only thing I take issue with is the 300ft part of the proposal. Too far. 100ft might be more reasonable.

My neighbours house is 20ft from mine. Does this mean I can have it moved?
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Simply because I really appreciate and thoroughly enjoy the neighborliness/friendliness of the 'low country' & ICW of the Carolinas, Georgia and North Florida ... and the 'Old Time' and Bluegrass parking lot 'music jams' there. When our 'instruments' are out, the only thing in the low country that causes us to move along is cold weather. One misses that 'culture' entirely when offshore and in an infernal hurry. ;-)
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