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!