Originally Posted by Captn_Black
When I was travelling down the ICW
in my first boat I used a three point anchoring
in a small inlet/artificial bay which was surrounded by houses. I don't think there was anything they could have done to legally stop us, though we did have to speak to the owner of a nearby property to get landing access through the empty lot adjoining his house.
I started weekending 4 years ago mainly due to no more waterfront hotels w/ marina's in my current
cruising area Ft.morgan,AL -destin FL.
one of my initial observations was same for lake and lower AL ICW dam were in someones backyard better move back a tad. down in Orange bch,AL were talking multi million $s homes.
next day the gulf was high seas so stayed in the bay.
now it makes sense why the alabama
marian patrol the grey vessels was so rude to me.baldwin county has some redneck police. I was still very respectful and answered all there rudely asked ?s
what are doing here,
how long have you been here,
where is the tow vehicle
when are you leaving or is this normal questioning me, me being a AL resident?
I've been boarded only a few times over 20 some odd years never been rudely questioned like I was a crook.
I believe I was questioned gestapo stlye because some millionaire complained I was close to property about 50' away.
I now avoid being anywhere near any waterfront residences property for anchorage.