Taylor's Creek is a federally designated hurricane hole, meaning it is owned (I believe) by the federal government
Moorings here are not in any way sanctioned by any governing body. Not Beaufort
, not the state, not the federal government
. If you decide to get onto a mooring that is then unused, you have all right to stay there. Previous attempts at getting a non-owner off of an owner's mooring have failed when the authorities were introduced. In short, the Coast Guard says, "It is not a legal
mooring, therefore it shouldn't be there anyway. It is an anchor
, and if you leave it, then anybody has a right to it." So if I drop the hook in a good spot, trying my best to avoid all moorings but still in the "range" of one, why the hell should I move down the creek? Half of these moorings are not even owned by locals, but from people as far away as three hours drive. If I am not to stand up to any random person who has decided to stake a claim to federally owned waters, where do I start to stand up for myself?
BTW: I don't go looking for trouble, it comes knocking on my door telling me to move.