You Know, that link to the synopsis of 7175 is amazing and in my opinion, totally misleading. I've posted most of this post in another thread but I will repeat some of it here.
If I just read that link, I'd say that the bill is a good one. However, if you actually read the bill, it's primary function was to throw all of us boaters out of marinas
when there is an approaching hurricane
, and parts
of it were written by insurance
companies, not ours... the marinas'. It was determined that our boats were detrimental to a marina during a hurricane
. At this point, the state of Florida
has made it illegal to protect your boat in a hurricane. To illustrate this point, the day after this bill was passed, the Port Canaveral port authority informed all properties within the port area that all vessels would be evicted at the sign of an approaching hurricane.
rleslie, What you wrote, is certainly true, unfortunately the rest of the bill hoses us. I've had many, many discussions with state legislators trying to modify this bill early this year. Boat US had a major lobbying effort and were just as effective as they were when they lobbied the City of Miami
last year when Miami
put a limit on anchoring.
It used to be "any port in a storm". In Florida
it's "Not in my marina"
Nice job Jeb Bush
Rick in Florida