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Old 25-10-2011, 19:34   #1
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St. Augustine Anchor Regs - Public Comment

The new proposed anchoring regulations for St Augustine are now up for view at the Fwc website. There is an area for public comment so please take a moment and let them know a 10 day anchoring limit is unacceptable. After 10 days you have to move on or use the mooring field which is over 300 dollars a month and requires liability insurance. What happens when the mooring field is full? Please hammer the Fwc with emails and tell them to enforce existing laws that deal with marine sanitation and derelict vessels and not to make up new laws that limit access to State waters. This goes against one of their own goals of the Mooring Pilot Program, promote public access to State waters. Here is the link Feedback on St. Augustine Ordinance
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Old 25-10-2011, 19:53   #2
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Old 28-10-2011, 12:50   #4
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The new proposed anchoring regulations for St Augustine are now up for view at the Fwc website. There is an area for public comment so please take a moment and let them know a 10 day anchoring limit is unacceptable. After 10 days you have to move on or use the mooring field which is over 300 dollars a month and requires liability insurance. What happens when the mooring field is full? Please hammer the Fwc with emails and tell them to enforce existing laws that deal with marine sanitation and derelict vessels and not to make up new laws that limit access to State waters. This goes against one of their own goals of the Mooring Pilot Program, promote public access to State waters. Here is the link Feedback on St. Augustine Ordinance
GREAT POST!! Hopefully everyone will take a minute to help save our boating freedom.

Here's my comment to Florida Fish and Wildlife "Feedback" request:

The St. Augustine mooring field has been over 80% VACANT every time I've passed through or by it. It is obviously overpriced, if it remains that VACANT. I think that the occupancy of a mooring field should enter into these regulations, to keep the incentive of the municipality in check.

The idea of a mooring field is great, I prefer them, but to overprice the mooring field to the point that it remains VACANT and band anchoring anywhere near the mooring field, is the same as banning the boater.

The concept of banning anchoring around a mooring field, is to keep anchored boats from dragging anchor into moored boats. If there are NO boats on mooring, because it's overpriced, then why worry about boats that drag anchor?

If a mooring field is over 50% vacant, there should be no restriction on anchoring around vacant moorings.

This would force the in-ept City Council to delegate mooring ball pricing and management to the dock master, with the incentive to keep the mooring field over 50% occupied. Which would allow "Mother Economics" to price the mooring appropriately and insure it's use. Rather than just running everyone off with over priced moorings and NO Anchoring rules.
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Re: St. Augustine Anchor Regs - Public Comment

If anyone is interested, suggested areas for anchoring in the St. Augustine area are listed on Home the moorings are handy after a long day of traveling, but it's always nice to have anchoring options.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, lambchop27, and DrivinSteve.

A little verbose, don't ya think, Steve?
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Looks like the page doesn't exist anymore ???
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yep, error 404. I guess they don't really want any input. Chuck
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Looks like the page doesn't exist anymore ???
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* “... The 10 day proposed anchoring limit was overturned and replaced with a 30 day limit that, because of how it's written, will be difficult to enforce ...”
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Under Cruising the ICW, see:

Anchoring* ➥ Free Anchoring

Moorings ➥ Moorings

* “... The 10 day proposed anchoring limit was overturned and replaced with a 30 day limit that, because of how it's written, will be difficult to enforce ...”
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* ... The 10 day proposed anchoring limit was overturned and replaced with a 30 day limit that, because of how it's written, will be difficult to enforce ...
Home
http : //www . portofstaugustine.com/

Under Cruising the ICW, see:

Anchoring* ➥ Free Anchoring

Moorings ➥ Moorings

* ... The 10 day proposed anchoring limit was overturned and replaced with a 30 day limit that, because of how it's written, will be difficult to enforce ...
And they even have recommendations for places to anchor. Sounds good to me.
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