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Re: Florida is at it again
......If the 200' set-back gets adopted, it will eliminate anchoring in Sunset Lake. That is all those residents want.......
Understood and that's not acceptable. However, I find the argument that one should be able to anchor anywhere, for however long they like, because the ocean is the last bastion of freedom, to be equally manipulative.
A reasonable setback makes sense. A reasonable number of nights for a transient makes sense. The debate should be over what they should be.
Here's a scenario. You drop anchor off a waterfront home and notice a bunch of tents and chairs in the lawn, but no activity. After shutting down, the owner says that his daughter is getting married the next morning on their lawn and politely asks if you wouldn't mind moving, as you're currently 50 ft from his yard (ie closer than most guests will be). Yes, a regular voice conversation could be had at that distance.
I would move in a heartbeat. If you wouldn't, we see this very differently.
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