Just as an FYI for at least one area in FL. Boot Key "managed harbor zone" which includes the entire harbor including Sister Creek. While the city mooring
balls are included, this applies to all areas of the "zone" not just the city mooring
All vessels in the "zone" must display proof of pumpout when anchored for ,for more than 10 consecutive days and have a marine
sanitation device (buckets don't count) Weekly pumpout is included with a city mooring. Anchored boats may schedule pumpout (at a fee) from the city turd boats. A minimum of one pumpout per month is required and the boat owners must display a tag or provide documentation
Vessels that are listing, aground, sinking, dragging anchor
, in danger
of breaking loose, or not able to be used for navigation
are not allowed and may be declared derelict and subject to removal
at the owners expense.
I am now living here, and that all sounds pretty good to me. Wide variety in the harbor from the 100K+ on down to the small "sail far" pocket cruisers like myself. For the most part we all get along, and help each other out where ever we can.
As far as I am concerned, if ya'll look down your nose at a fellow cruiser just because he spent his money
on the standing rig rather than a new paint
job and the latest gee-whiz gadget, you ain't been doing this long enough or far enough.