If you want your boat protected should you encounter a situation where you damage your boat then insurance is good. Most marinas
on the east coast
require insurance for boats that are docking
for a length of time, The marina we stay at in the summer requires our proof of insurance the day we dock
. In NC alone there have been two terrible fires at marinas, so they have really beefed up on insurance and on the marina being ready for a fire with plans how to evacuate and fire equiptment on each dock. We had to also remove our gas jeri cans the day we moved in also.
I found this at a few of the docks we stayed at also on the ICW..
you can anchor
on the ICW but you do have to plan where accd to your time schedule and also where according to places you might want to visit or provision at
there are also places in florida
its not easy to anchor
like in vero beach or ft meyers both require you to be on a mooring
in a mooring
field. you might want to consider that too in your route
I do recommend US TOW BOAT INSURANCE for your trip also, $160 a year for unlimted towing, this year we had a prop wrap in titusville, and had to have a diver come out to take the rope
off the prop, tow boat brought the diver, had the rope
off in mins, and pulled us off the sand bar in 10mins.. BTW the bill for that tow was $960(10mins of work) and we paid ZIP... weve used them sevreal times in a season its saves us time and lots of money
make sure you have it, US TOW BOAT DOES go all the wayto the bahamas
btw and does services at the US protectorates, for your information, sea tow does not..
good luck getting ready
st johns vi