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Old 25-03-2016, 08:35   #151
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Re: FL boaters get ready to fight again.....

It appears that the governor has signed these bills into law. Thanks to everyone who participated. Will be watching the implementation and enforcement.

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Re: FL boaters get ready to fight again.....

Not to be stupid but are you saying it's going to be illegal to anchor in florida? Or is it only in certain spots?
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Not to be stupid but are you saying it's going to be illegal to anchor in florida?
No, only if your boat costs less than the house whose view it is blocking.
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Old 25-03-2016, 09:48   #154
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Not to be stupid but are you saying it's going to be illegal to anchor in florida?
It will be unlawful to anchor overnight in the areas mentioned in the bill, Sunset Lake in Miami Beach and the Middle River in Ft Lauderdale and a few other places. It will be interesting to see how they are implemented and enforced.
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Old 25-03-2016, 09:57   #155
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It will be unlawful to anchor overnight in the areas mentioned in the bill, Sunset Lake in Miami Beach and the Middle River in Ft Lauderdale and a few other places. It will be interesting to see how they are implemented and enforced.
Thanks for the quick response. I was re-reading but I was worried I might have missed something.
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Re: Mummy-looking dead man found in yacht off Philippines

To add confusion to the story, the autopsy done showed that he was dead and mummified in a week but sailors in a race reported him dead and in a decomposing state almost a month before near Guam I believe. They reported it to race authorities and were told to get on with the race, nothing they could do, and they would report it to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard reports that they were never notified.


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To add confusion to the story, the autopsy done showed that he was dead and mummified in a week but sailors in a race reported him dead and in a decomposing state almost a month before near Guam I believe. They reported it to race authorities and were told to get on with the race, nothing they could do, and they would report it to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard reports that they were never notified.


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Nooooo thats NOT what was reported. They reported the boat seemed to be adrift or abandoned. And I don't believe it was a month
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On January 31 Clipper Race sailors found the boat near Guam. One of the sailors swam to the boat and found the decomposing body inside. The rest of the story is as I posted.


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Re: FL boaters get ready to fight again.....

What unadulterated bull***t.

There is a reason that nautical laws and issues have been distinguished from ALL land borne matters for the entirety of the history of man. Nautical wayfaring is an entity unto itself with no land-based equivalent. PERIOD!

If you give these wealthy land-owning narcissistic egomaniacs an inch they will eat it along with your liver, some fava beans and a nice bottle of Chianti. Get it? They will declare the dangers of 'second-hand sailing' as if you were poisoning their environment by your very presence. What a crock of CRAP! I do mean CRAP!

By the way, if you for a moment think that this will begin and end in Florida, let me add you to my list of people that should immediately qualify for the Darwin awards.

Now, would you like to know what I really think?
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Re: FL boaters get ready to fight again.....

I agree CareKnot. I would hope that someone in Florida would challenge this in federal court, on the basis that a state cannot put restrictions on navigable waters like this. But that will require someone who has "standing" (that is, who has been fined under this new law) and also who has deep enough pockets to pay the attorney's fees if they lose (which I certainly do not!).

In the meantime, I guess the good news is that the state has said that individual cities and counties cannot just pass any law that they like. These few restrictions exist within state law, but any future restrictions will also require a change to state law. Had they allowed local jurisdictions to pass anchoring laws you'd soon have a patchwork-quilt that absolutely no one would ever be able to keep track of!
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