Been out of INTERNET
coverage for a bit, but just want to also vote No on the anchor
buoy markers. Just another problem as few people actually know how to set a line so it actually shows where the anchor
is. Ideally, the "scope" on the market is near 1:1 and that is just not realistic in most anchoring
locations I deal with as they vary extremely in depth
over a small area. These steep fall offs result in people keeping a fixed market length resulting in a market being significantly out of location or actually under the water
doing no good at all and contributing to potential problems for all boats including the one who "marked" their anchor. I do know of one boater who ran over the market line and fouled their prop while pulling up the anchor... not a great thing to happen in any anchorage but in a windy one or one with strong currents it spells a major problem.