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Yep, just looked outside and that tall powerboat isn't where he was last night. Any closer and he could just reach over and get a cup of coffee from that green trawler - especially when he swings with the tidal shift.

It's days like this that I like being a little boat in an oversize slip with stout pilings!
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This morning:
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Lovely. He's about ten feet from the piling. 5 blasts of the horn. He looks at me and shrugs. Shrugs! Then he says, well, I've been monitoring it all night, I didn't drag (?!) I was going to move later. Later when? After he trashes the boat behind him? GRRRR!
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We're pretty well unscathed. Water is back to more or less normal levels. The tide line on the grass is quite high!

A good bit of re-anchoring on Back Creek this morning. Morning entertainment with coffee.

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Yes, well, you and nickmerc had them earlier this week, now that the wind has shifted its our side's turn ...
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Love the Harbormaster

I want to see anchoring preserved despite some of the idiots. Some of us have common sense but end up looking like idiots anyway.
Most sailors have their act together, some will listen to locals, some won't.. and they'll all bow to the harbormaster.

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We're specifically talking about a sailor who dropped anchor far too close to a marina fairway, violating the local laws... and had an attitude about his "right" to anchor any way and anywhere he wanted to.

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Maybe I'm being a bit naive, but for special events like the show, shouldn't we expect the harbormaster to patrol his area of responsibility and tend to the offenders before waiting for someone to notify him of a potential problem?

If the harbormaster's time is stretched too thin to accomplish this, then maybe the local flotilla of the USCGA can assist with the patrol. We used to assist with special events such as off shore powerboat races to effect crowd control and keep private vessels off the course, so maybe they can help out in the situation in Annapolis.

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Harbormasters

I'm new to Annapolis, but like most places when there are big events, everyone including the Harbormasters are working overtime and covering a lot of territory.
First, if you're so inclined, speak to the offending boat, if they don't listen, then call the Harbormaster. They can't be everywhere, though I hear they do a pretty thorough job of patrolling here. But most Harbormaster appreciate and respond to being alerted of potentially dangerous situations. Then, be alert and ready to respond to loose boats.
In my view, it's just part of the territory.

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Preserve Anchoring !
I don't think anyone here is taking the position that anchoring should be banned in general.

OTOH, it is every boater's duty to anchor responsibly and assure that their actions don't harm the environment or cause property damage.

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You think it is bad in Back Creek, try Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua or Simpson Lagoon in Sint Maarten. You can almost walk from boat to boat in the anchorages.
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