Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-12-2009, 17:04   #1
Registered User
 
endoftheroad's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Key West
Boat: Westsail 32 and Herreshoff 28
Posts: 1,159
ICW, Water Police

Is anyone making the ICW trek without any interactions with the water police?

Can you expect to get boarded or questioned several times in a 4 week ICW voyage?


Thanks
__________________

__________________
endoftheroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-12-2009, 18:02   #2
Marine Service Provider
 
Inkwell's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: St. Simons Island, Ga.
Boat: Hunter Legend 37.5 1993
Posts: 241
Send a message via Skype™ to Inkwell
All depends on USCG training schedules in various districts. Local sheriff or marine patrol may stop you for speeding in a no wake zone, one never knows. So far only USCG will stop you for no reason in my area.
__________________

__________________
Inkwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-12-2009, 18:06   #3
Registered User
 
Reality Check's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West Indies, Now live aboard as cruiser/ voyager often with guest/ friends
Boat: 36' Bene
Posts: 585
Send a message via ICQ to Reality Check
Why are you worried about it?
__________________
I prefer a sailboat to a motorboat, and it is my belief that boat sailing is a finer, more difficult, and sturdier art than running a motor.
--- Jack London
Reality Check is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-12-2009, 20:10   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,848
I just arrived in hollywood fl tonite from the chesapeake bay 20 days in all Rarely saw a cop and never stopped Of course it is rather late in the season
Last spring on my way north was stopped by a local cop and they checked the y valve on my holding tank
__________________
motion30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 06:22   #5
Registered User
 
endoftheroad's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Key West
Boat: Westsail 32 and Herreshoff 28
Posts: 1,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reality Check View Post
Why are you worried about it?

Because I recently got stopped here 3 times in one week on my dink.

My dink is a clean inflatable, everything is legal, well organized etc.

I guess I am just a bit "shell shocked" and am considering an 800 or so mile trek on the ditch.
__________________
endoftheroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 07:30   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hudson Valley N.Y.
Boat: contessa 32
Posts: 826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reality Check View Post
Why are you worried about it?
Because its all one step closer to the abyss of facism.
__________________
mrohr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 08:11   #7
Registered User
 
Christian Van H's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Princeton, NJ
Boat: Challenger Anacapa 42
Posts: 2,097
Images: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrohr View Post
Because its all one step closer to the abyss of facism.
Awesome as conspiracy theories go...but it's really just one step closer to bored water police...
__________________
www.anacapas.com

Here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women!
Christian Van H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 08:16   #8
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: daytona beach florida
Boat: csy 37
Posts: 2,844
Images: 1
and be sure to use your anchor light. got a ticket in daytona beach for not having it on. my fault, i knew it was not a designated anchorage but nobody else had one on either so...

so we all got tickets.

otherwise no hassles except speeding in manatee zones.
__________________
onestepcsy37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 08:23   #9
Registered User
 
stevensc's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Boat: Monk 36 Trawler
Posts: 679
I left Annapolis Nov 08 and arrived Houma Louisiana Feb 09. I was boarded for inspection by the USCG in Pensacola Fl. The only stop along the way and then by courteous and proffesional young men.
I did see many boats that I wished would be stopped!
Steve
__________________
stevensc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 08:29   #10
Senior Cruiser
 
JusDreaming's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Stuart, FL & Bahamas Cruising
Boat: Lagoon 37
Posts: 880
Images: 13
I was boarded by CG north of Brunswick, Ga, they were extremely courteous, and then there is the "potty police" in Daytona area always checking for Y-Valves
__________________
Denny and Diane
Lagoon 37
http://www.svjusdreaming.bravehost.com/
http://www.sailblogs.com/member/svjusdreaming/
"The only way to get a good crew is to marry one." -Eric Hiscock
JusDreaming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 08:35   #11
Senior Cruiser
 
FSMike's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bahamas/Florida
Boat: Solaris Sunstar 36' catamaran
Posts: 2,654
Images: 5
You're probably more likely to be stopped in the dinghy than
on the big boat.
__________________
Sail Fast Live Slow
FSMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 09:08   #12
Eternal Member
 
Chief Engineer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North of Baltimore
Boat: Ericson 27 & 18' Herrmann Catboat
Posts: 3,798
They gotta show on their daily report what they did.

Easier to check the head on a dinghy than on a big boat
__________________
Chief Engineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 09:39   #13
Registered User
 
Lostmt's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Boat: Watkins 27
Posts: 104
My 6'6" dinghy aint got no head. You guys must have ships for dinghies for the cops to want to check the head.
__________________

Lostmt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 09:42   #14
cruiser

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tampa to New York
Boat: Morgan 33 OutIsland, Magic and 33' offshore scott design "Cutting Edge"
Posts: 1,594
Two boardings in last year one outside key west one intracoastal near Jax. One pulled up didn't board after being shown white boarding inspection report near charleston.
__________________
forsailbyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2009, 10:38   #15
Registered User
 
sailvayu's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fort Myers FL
Boat: Irwin 40
Posts: 878
I think they stop you in the dink because they get more violations. I am in NC also and never get stopped in my boat but the freakin wildlife guys seem to target me in the dinghy. I would not worry too much running the waterway as I do not think I have ever just been stopped. Maybe they will cruise by while anchored and chat, guess just to get a feel for what you are up to. Only time I have ever been boarded was years ago when the coast guard assisted me. So I would say just make sure your safety gear is in order, Y valve closed while on the ICW and have a great trip. no worries

Fair Winds
__________________

__________________
Capt. Wayne Canning, AMS
www.projectboat.info
http://sailvayu.com/
sailvayu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
icw

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boat Seized in Spain by Police GoahAbaddi Europe & Mediterranean 155 12-01-2010 18:40
Man's Boat Leads to Capture by Police CarlF Cruising News & Events 18 12-06-2009 13:29
Run in with Charleston County Police Aquah0lic General Sailing Forum 102 09-02-2009 10:16
Police Flashlight Hack Soft Air General Sailing Forum 3 21-09-2008 11:58
Australian Customs/the new secret police? Bob Norson General Sailing Forum 24 26-05-2006 19:47



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:15.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.