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Old 06-03-2010, 08:53 PM
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Visiting Boater (to the Bahamas) told me tonight that, the east coast of Florida is considering a ban on Recreational Boating beyond 3 miles out, due to the oil spill, and that west coast Florida, Alabama etc have banned boat use totally?
Apparently it was on the news?
Anyone shed some light on this?
What is the logic behind this, if it is so?
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:57 PM
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Total bullsh*t right there! None of that is true.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:00 PM
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So no restrictions on west coast boating?
I couldn't see any reason to prohibit boating, just the nasty stuff all over your hull. Intakes, etc.
But then the Fed never needs a real reason do they..........
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:03 PM
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none at all. Please pass that along!
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:26 AM
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Alabama here. Charter boats going out through the pass as I type this. I'm taking the boat out in an hour or so.

Sky is blue, water is clear, beaches are white (as of today, anyway)

Nothing is as bad as the media makes it sound...
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:29 AM
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The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

Huh?
Oh, sorry.....
Damn media....
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:41 AM
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Doesn't a state's jurisdiction only extend 3 miles? If FL tried to prevent a US citizen from leaving the jurisdiction, I think there'd be all sorts of problems.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:06 AM
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They cannot stop someone from leaving the state waters, but they can stop someone from transiting the state waters. In order to make it to the fed waters, they need to transit the state waters, example, going to or from shore.
Or vice-versa.
And yes, three miles.
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