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Old 23-07-2015, 13:14   #16
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Re: Miami Beach eliminates shore access by dinghy

Why would you sail across beautiful waters to anchor at a concrete jungle? crime, pollution, noise, large crowds, no privacy, no nature, expensive,...The list could go on. Why are you going there?????
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Old 23-07-2015, 13:17   #17
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Why would you sail across beautiful waters to anchor at a concrete jungle? crime, pollution, noise, large crowds, no privacy, no nature, expensive,...The list could go on. Why are you going there?????
Free wifi at the anchorage!
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Old 23-07-2015, 13:36   #18
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Why would you sail across beautiful waters to anchor at a concrete jungle? crime, pollution, noise, large crowds, no privacy, no nature, expensive,...The list could go on. Why are you going there?????
Actually South Beach is a great stop. Good grocery stores nearby, laundromat, hardware store, very good public transportation. And a wonderful place to stroll around. Think it's fairly safe there. No really bad areas that you have to avoid. And don't forget free wifi.
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Old 23-07-2015, 16:40   #19
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Re: Miami Beach eliminates shore access by dinghy

Freebies are great but are generally offered in the hopes that recipients will spend some money.

If you are illegally parking, land or water, you are part of the problem and the community is better off without you. Plus, you contribute to a less than positive image for boaters.
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You may want to read what the ordinance says. Refers to private property, not public
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Re: Miami Beach eliminates shore access by dinghy

Does the South Beach anchorage have any of these "You will be towed" signs?
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Freebies are great but are generally offered in the hopes that recipients will spend some money.

If you are illegally parking, land or water, you are part of the problem and the community is better off without you. Plus, you contribute to a less than positive image for boaters.
From your statement re illegally parking it is obvious that you are not a cruiser nor are you familiar with Miami Beach. Perhaps I might be able to help you understand the issue.

The Collins Canal is public property, not private. Cruisers have always been able to tie their dinks to the sides of the canal. The sign appears to be a Seatow sign, not a City of Miami Beach sign. Tying your dink to the side of the canal is akin to running your dink up a public beach. This has been going on in the Canal since at least 1990 when I first went there. Just last year or maybe the year before, a dinghy dock was built on the canal opposite the Publix store on Dade Blvd.

I would be very interested in knowing what brought about the Seatow signs. Has the City deeded the canal to Seatow? Is there a fine for tying up there?
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Re: Miami Beach eliminates shore access by dinghy

maybe someone with a current need to know the real answer should contact Miami Beach as ask what gives
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Re: Miami Beach eliminates shore access by dinghy

This is less than 1 mile from the guy who has a bunch of decrepit lasers anchored to keep cruisers from anchoring there. And if I'm not mistaken, it was the state rep from this area who introduced the last anti-anchoring ordinance. Looks to me like he's just trying another approach. SSDD
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This is less than 1 mile from the guy who has a bunch of decrepit lasers anchored to keep cruisers from anchoring there. And if I'm not mistaken, it was the state rep from this area who introduced the last anti-anchoring ordinance. Looks to me like he's just trying another approach. SSDD
You are mistaken. The latest attempts at the state level was from a legislator from an inland county 200+ miles from Miami. There were previous attempts from those representing Miami Beach, but they were silent in this year's session.
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Actually I have heard there are Federal Laws allowing access to the banks of any navigable body of water. Don't know how you would check this out, but I believe there are many local laws and rules that could be over-turned by overriding Federal laws. Just that no one cares or dares to challenge.
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Re: Miami Beach eliminates shore access by dinghy

from a post above, it appears that sea tow illegally removed boats and charged owners. "the law allows towing from PRIVATE property". A large lawsuit should be the next step, both for the company doing the illegal towing and the city posting the illegal signs.
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Whoa! Let's not throw out the baby with the bath water! Our marina, just as an example (Dinner Key Marina in Coral Gables - MIAMI CITY OWNED) allows live-aboards and pets and could not be a more wonderful place or convenient spot to come ashore and shop or dine. As mentioned above there is a dinghy dock.
You need more deep slips and anchorages in Dinner Key. We stop in "No Name" and do the two busses and a train to get to Coconut Grove. It would be a nice spot though.

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from a post above, it appears that sea tow illegally removed boats and charged owners. "the law allows towing from PRIVATE property". A large lawsuit should be the next step, both for the company doing the illegal towing and the city posting the illegal signs.
if in fact they did remove these boats illegally, Then werent the removed boats stolen?
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Yes most of the boats that I know of that were towed away were from the Collins canal. And seatow charged $300 to get them back. Edit: boats were "towed" from all over the area
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