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Creating a Mooring in Plam Beach/Lake Worth Inlet

Does anyone know the rules and regulations of placing a Mooring in the Lake Worth Lagoon Mooring fields in Plam Beach County? Doe you need a permit? Do you know any vendors?

Im thinking of upgrading to larger boat but cant afford a loan and slip fees... Im currently have a 26 foot Hunter in Lake Park Marina..
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Re: Creating a Mooring in Plam Beach/Lake Worth Inlet

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No need to place anymore junk on the bottom....just tie up to one of the old cars, boats, motors or concrete creations that are already there!

Honestly, I have posed that exact question to the County and Riviera Beach Marina (now owned by Loggerhead) and no one seems to have a legitimate answer. A boat buddy of mine recently created his own "biodegradable" mooring (on the South side of Blue Heron bridge) out of several old anchors and no one has said boo yet after 6 months. Just don't place it too close to the channel or the swim zone at the park. Also, if you choose the South side of the bridge, please do not place it too close to the marinas as traffic gets pretty tight on the weekends and maneuvering can get a bit dicey with too many boats at anchor just outside the marinas.

Please note, there are several open (free) moorings just North of the Park also.

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No need to place anymore junk on the bottom....just tie up to one of the old cars, boats, motors or concrete creations that are already there!

Honestly, I have posed that exact question to the County and Riviera Beach Marina (now owned by Loggerhead) and no one seems to have a legitimate answer. A boat buddy of mine recently created his own "biodegradable" mooring (on the South side of Blue Heron bridge) out of several old anchors and no one has said boo yet after 6 months. Just don't place it too close to the channel or the swim zone at the park. Also, if you choose the South side of the bridge, please do not place it too close to the marinas as traffic gets pretty tight on the weekends and maneuvering can get a bit dicey with too many boats at anchor just outside the marinas.

Please note, there are several open (free) moorings just North of the Park also.

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Interesting reply regarding moorings in Lake Worth. Im interested in putting one in. Were from NE and thus use to and prefer moorings. Do you know any contacts regarding installation? Chuck
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Re: Creating a Mooring in Plam Beach/Lake Worth Inlet

Chuck, if it was legal for anyone to just drop in a mooring, the place would be full of them. Check with the local USCG, who might know if there are any applicable regulations, and then check with the county Attorney General and a Florida State agency, whoever governs marine resources.

Odds are there's no way to legally do it unless you are putting it into privately owned bottom land, or there is a local official mooring field where you are allowed to put one down subject to size and weight and subject to fees and regulation.
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Re: Creating a Mooring in Plam Beach/Lake Worth Inlet

You might want to try these guys, they are just a little South of Peanut Island. They have their own mooring field and dinghy dock.

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