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Georgia starts down a bad road...

Old 06-14-2019, 10:41 AM
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I am always conflicted about this kind of rule making limiting the times and places we can anchor. As a full time cruiser who prefers to anchor everywhere I go, I need safe--and numerous--places to do so un harassed by local ruels andregulations that I have no way to know or follow. On the other hand, I have seen good anchorages clogged with derelict boats and freeloaders that are using the water to dump their problems on everybody else.

I do know that I don't trust the Georgia government to have my interests in mind as they craft the details of the regulations.

https://www.waterwayguide.com/latest-news/news/9843/anchoring-in-georgias-waters-may-become-complicated

99% of the time, all you have to do to avoid the problem is enforce the EXISTING rules instead of making a whole raft of new ones. For example, worried about sewage discharge from liveaboard boats anchored in low circulation harbors?? Enforce the current rules for toilet discharge! No need for new rules.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by thefishingsailor View Post
I am always conflicted about this kind of rule making limiting the times and places we can anchor. As a full time cruiser who prefers to anchor everywhere I go, I need safe--and numerous--places to do so un harassed by local ruels andregulations that I have no way to know or follow. On the other hand, I have seen good anchorages clogged with derelict boats and freeloaders that are using the water to dump their problems on everybody else.

I do know that I don't trust the Georgia government to have my interests in mind as they craft the details of the regulations.

https://www.waterwayguide.com/latest-news/news/9843/anchoring-in-georgias-waters-may-become-complicated

99% of the time, all you have to do to avoid the problem is enforce the EXISTING rules instead of making a whole raft of new ones. For example, worried about sewage discharge from liveaboard boats anchored in low circulation harbors?? Enforce the current rules for toilet discharge! No need for new rules.
Good post... but THT isn't exactly the biggest cruiser - on the hook - audience. CruiserForum, etc. is probably better.

I have to agree with you. I think that if I'm respectful, and I want to drop anchor, I should be allowed to. The problem is that there are places where there are dozen crappy beat up boats that look like they're about to sink. That's what you want to avoid.

Trust government to do the right thing here is tough!
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