It's been a while since I last posted. Two reasons - there has been very little news to speak of, although there is activity going on in the background, and secondly, I've been cruising south myself and haven't had as much time to devote to this project.
It seems that Boat US and NMMA are not going to leap into this fight with guns a'blazing - that's unfortunate, as they carry a lot of weight. That means it's up to us - the little guy, the everyday boater and cruiser - to carry this fight, to point out to the FWC and the towns and municipalities of Florida that we are not the problem, that it is not us who own the derelict boats and cause all the problems they face.
That means getting involved. It means following the issues, writing letters to the FWC, the newspapers, and the boating organizations such as Boat US and the NMMA and let them know you expect and demand their support in this fight.
But this will all be in the New Year. In the meantime, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas - and a new year filled with wonderful anchoring and boating opportunities.
- Anchoring Home Page
- 2011 Boat US Anchoring Information
- Public Hearings
- Upcoming Local Ordinances
- How Can I Stop This?
- Contact emails
- Letter to FWC
- Mooring Balls Not Safe...
- Mooring Contracts Invalidate Boat Insurance
- The FWC Comments...
- Derelict and At-Risk Vessels General Order
- Key West Citizen Editorial Page...
- Suggested Solutions
- Thoughts, letters, protests...
- News article in St. Augustine
- Boycott St. Augustine
- Cruiser friendly marina near St. A.
- Boat US Responds to St. Augustine
- Public Response
- Manatee Pocket a Victory
- Sarasota Pilot Program