Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-08-2008, 10:20   #1
Registered User
 
Kathleenkaty's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Boat: Lancer 1984 27ft
Posts: 2
Ahoy from Vero Beach, FL!

Just purchased my second sailboat, a 27' Lancer. I live on the Indian River and need to understand mooring regulations on the ICW around Vero and Sebastian. My 23' Southcoast is at a marina, but I want
to moor my new boat near my house so I can go out frequently and learn about her idiosyncracies. There are a couple of old mooring balls in a little side channel off the ICW. In 2 years, I have only ever seen one sailboat moored (an overnighter), otherwise nada. Am I correct that I can use these moorings ad lib? They are in sight of my dining room window.

I can't locate who the regulators are on this type of thing, and what the local regs might be. Any suggestions?

I've been told by an old Cracker down the road that they are old, old, old and were sunk with a motor engine or something by someone back in the 50's. Any thoughts? Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Kathleenkaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 10:25   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Boat: 1973 Morgan 36T
Posts: 808
Images: 17
Welcome to a great forum. I can not help with your question, but I bet someone here can.

Quote:
I've been told by an old Cracker down the road
LOL .
__________________

__________________
Morgan Paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 10:45   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 7,133
I would not use a mooring without checking whether it's secure. If it is abandoned I guess you could use it but make sure you check everything out by diving on it. Watch out for the alligators.
__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beneteau393/
Vasco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 11:27   #4
Registered User
 
Kathleenkaty's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Boat: Lancer 1984 27ft
Posts: 2
Abandoned Mooring

Thanks for your suggestion. I've got a diver here who should be able
to take care of that.
__________________
Kathleen on the Beautiful Indian River
Kathleenkaty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 11:28   #5
Registered User
 
ZolaSail's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Boat: 1991 hunter 35.5 legend
Posts: 21
Welcome,
I live in Vero Beach as well. However I keep the boat at a marina in fort Pierce. I am not sure where you would find out about droping a mooring or even who has jurisdiction. FWC or the city marina might be of help. I know the waiting list for the city marina and moorings are at least a few years long. I definetly recomend diving and checking any mooring you plan on using as mentioned above. hope to see you out on the river.
__________________
ZolaSail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 11:49   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Boat: 1995 CATALINA 320 (missing my catamaran)
Posts: 190
Send a message via Skype™ to SurfNRG
Welcome to the Forum. My wife Cindy and I live up in the Melbourne area and we enjoy sailing down to Vero to hang out for a few days and enjoy the town. We love Vero Beach and the City does a great job with their marina and mooring field. We anxious to hear what transpires with the former Stuart City Marina. Not sure if you've heard but it's been leased out to a private company who is now remodeling the Southpoint Anchorage. I hear they're going to eliminate half of the moorings and replace them with three large docks for super yachts. Hmmm..., It's the owner of the Miami Dolphins corporation - let's hope he does better than the Dolphins 1-15 record last year. Stuart is (or was) a super nice place to sail down to for few days - or a month. And the marina is right smack down town Stuart. We have some pretty cool places to take small trips to along the ICW. Drop me a Private Message if you all are planning to head north toward Sebastian (Capt Hirams) or Melbourne. We're actually sailing down to Hirams this weekend. We're based out of Dragon Point / Indian Harbour Beach.

Kevin 'n Cindy
S/V Bladerunner
Surf NRG
__________________
SurfNRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 13:15   #7
Registered User
 
Latitude9.5's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2006
Boat: CAL 3-46
Posts: 441
Send a message via AIM to Latitude9.5
Half the moorings are already gone at southpoint, the dredging is done and the dock is progressing each day. Supposedly the remaining balls will open this december, the docks a bit later. I dunno about mega yachts but there's going to be 200 slips.

Vero has some strange anchoring laws around their mooring field, I don't know what they are at this point as people got pretty ticked, but at one point they were trying to limit people to 24 hours, as far as installing a mooring ball, I was under the impression that was considered permanent and therefor the last underneath had to be leased or some crap like that I dunno I honestly havent looked into it, maybe call the city and see what kind of response you get, that will give you an idea of what you are up against as far as local resistance.
__________________
Latitude9.5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 11:59   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Aloha Kathleen,
Welcome aboard! Good to have you here. I hope you had a diver check those moorings before using them. Here in our little bay we've had boats lost at least once a year because of the chains deteriorating or lines chafing.
Good luck on being able to see your boat from your home. What an ideal situation!
Kind regards,
JohnL
__________________
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2010, 10:48   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
I AM IN VERO HEADED NORTH\SAILBOAT 5' 3 DRAFT/WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT ANCHORAGES AT SEBSTIAN
__________________

__________________
ricky kaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Hello from Long Beach, CA harryh3 Meets & Greets 6 24-07-2008 01:27
My Furuno Nav-pilot 511 died Help in Vero Beach? JohnnyB Marine Electronics 4 07-07-2008 20:19
Hello from Jacksonville Beach, FL Wailin Meets & Greets 6 25-04-2008 13:36
Ahoy All Sue Meets & Greets 10 25-03-2008 10:28
Ahoy old dog Meets & Greets 15 26-05-2006 19:37



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:02.


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.