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Old 30-07-2011, 19:32   #136
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In florida you can contact fish and wildlife for violations, breaking laws, abandoned boats that are a hazard or even the speeders in manatee areas. I had forgotten about that. Shows how often I call them. Never
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Old 31-07-2011, 06:10   #137
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Re: Anchoring and Cruisers' Responsibilities

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Letís say youíre a responsible boater, canít sell your old boat, and simply want to dispose of it ďproperly.Ē Where do you go? Take her out and sink her? Most would say, ďOh My God, NO, you canít mess up our treasured seabed!!!Ē The damned environmentalists would have you for lunch. But the government has dumped NUCLEAR waste right off our doorstep here in San Francisco, less than 30 miles off the coast.

Help me out here. Where would you dispose of your boat? Seems one would need to find a place to get rid of them, like car junkyards.
A great opportunity for each coastal state to designate an artificial reef area where derelict boats can be sunk in 100 feet of water. Future scuba and fishing paradise.
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Old 31-07-2011, 08:27   #138
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Re: Anchoring and Cruisers' Responsibilities

what the snotties in coronado cays used to do when anchorage 8, the free anchorage , was open, was to tow their 20-25 ft boats into the anchorage and let them go without anchoring them then call police that a boat was adrift in the anchorage----was interesting to watch. the police would tow them into impound, and after the month of wait time, crush em.
after a awhile, the city of sd figgered this out and started to charge folks for crushing the boats.....it took them a long time to figure it out, tho....
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