Aspen, your use of the word "can" is a good one. Can you? Probably. Should you? Probably not. Will there be any repercussions of doing it? Doubtful, unless you are there for a long period of time.
It seemed like Xmas Cove will not be the main initial focus. On October 1st there is no realistic way that all affected boats will be gone.
You're a bit confused? You should have been at the meeting with all the contradictary statements coming from the panelists in the front of the room. For example...
Q Where are the boats supposed to go after October 1st?
A St Thomas Yacht Club has 10 availble moorings.
Comments from the audience. STYC does not allow live aboards--Must be a memember to have a mooring--There is a 2 year waiting period for a mooring--The ten moorings are available only until after hurricane
season when the boats return.
Q Why are you removing all of the boats without a place for them to go?
A We have a plan in place and this is the first step.
Q What is the rest of the plan?
A First get all the boats out and keep them out so we can see what we have to work with. That is enforcements job. A committee will have to work out the rest, and DPNR will give input.
Q Why not use the widely available satelite photos of the various bays and let the boats remain until there is a plan in place to install moorings etc...?
A That is not part of the plan. These boats all have to be gone before we can see what we are working with. The boats are there illegally and will be gone Oct. 1st NO DEALS.
Except they then went on to make a specific deal with one man in the audience who said he just put in all new mooring equipment
after the DPNR renewed his permit
in June. He and thus far only he, is allowed to stay until after hurricane season...
I am confused and I was there!!!!!!!
I would suggest that questions go to the DPNR enforcement division and light their phones up.