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hi friends, Im new in it, i am working in my personal proyect, liveaboard, now I am looking and check the used sailboats in my area, I live in miami, and i checking marinas to liveaboard, but the cheapest have large waiting list, near four years, someone talk me about anchor in the bay, and i think that it's not a good idea, I am working full time in a restaurant, and my question is where i cant put my dingy in a secure place. I left my boat at miday and i return at midnight, is a long time for my boat alone, or not?? when I enter in sailnet.com and start to read the diferent things, I feel that it's my dream, and somes is very interesting for me. Thank a lot and if someone have any idea about it, really, please let me know what can i do and which is your think about it, i'm very gratefull with these people,
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Generalacha-

First, anchoring for extended periods of time, especially as a liveaboard is being discouraged throughout most of Florida. The marine police and local jurisidictions are getting pretty nasty about it, with arrests and large fines.

If getting into a local marina isn't possible... and from what i understand there were a lot of vacanies in Florida marinas following the hurricanes and the changes in insurance rules... you might look to a local sailing school or yatch club and see if you can work out an arrangement where you can act as a "night watchman" and keep your boat on their premises. An acquaintance of mine and his wife liveaboard their boat in Boston, doing something similar.
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Check the mooring field at Dinner Key Marina. They have a secure dinghy dock there and would be cheaper than a slip. You'll need some way to generate electricity though, depending on your electrical needs.

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Check the mooring field at Dinner Key Marina. They have a secure dinghy dock there and would be cheaper than a slip. You'll need some way to generate electricity though, depending on your electrical needs.

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do they allow liveaboards there??
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From what I saw, they're mostly all liveaboards.
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This may seem like a completely newbie question (yes, actually it is, LOL) but can you just drop anchor somewhere for long term? I mean months at a time kinda long term? Set up your own concrete mooring even? I had never though about someone doing that...
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First, anchoring for extended periods of time, especially as a liveaboard is being discouraged throughout most of Florida. The marine police and local jurisidictions are getting pretty nasty about it, with arrests and large fines.
So the answer is NO, you legally can't drop anchor for an extended period of time or you face fines and possibly being arrested????

I assume that this has been discussed before, can someone point me to a specific thread that discusses it? Thanks!
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Here is a good one.
It will take you a couple of hours to read through.

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Thanks!

I'll take a look.
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