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Re: Florida is at it again
The idea that land can be divided, but water can not, is culturally biased. There are plenty of cultures that do not support the concept of land ownership either. Primitive as they may be. There are in fact, seabed ownership rights in some circumstances as well, albeit not typically ocean front.
Navigable waters are clearly regulated now. The world's citizens do not have unfettered access to the world's waters. In fact, the moment you drop your anchor inside a sovereign nation's waters, you are considered to have made landfall and must be properly authorized to be within that country.
While it sounds like this law is being funded by some rich self-entitled idiots, the concept is quite understandable. If you were talking about a reasonable setback, I see no problem with it. Generally, I don't ever want to be within 100 ft of anything I could drag into. I'm not okay with banning anchoring altogether.
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