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Old 03-29-2020, 05:51 AM
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Has anyone in Miami taken or tried to take their boat out from a county marina wet slip? How can they prevent us from doing it? I don't see how a small family is going to be arrested by a boat cop or fwc and haven't seen any documentation that they are able to issue citations or arrests

Struggling to find things to do with the kids . We are clearly not the problem
Old 03-29-2020, 07:24 AM
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First step would be for you to head to the boat and scope out the situation. Then plan a boat day if you see it’s do able. I’m hoping they re-open the marinas soon to just cruise around a bit or go fishing. Not taking anyone other than immediate family.
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I heard that the county will invalidate your lease agreement (essentially kick you out) if your boat is moved from a wet slip. I offered to take a friend on my boat to Black Point so he could retrieve his boat And he told me he was unable to do so because that’s what he had been told by the county. All of this is completely unnecessary because FWC has enacted rules as we all know that require 50 feet distance between boats and no rafting (a given if there's a mandatory 50’ distance). One of the best things for somebody’s sanity and to be able to get some fresh air during this time is recreational boating which I will be doing this afternoon ... glad I am not in a county marina.
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
First step would be for you to head to the boat and scope out the situation. Then plan a boat day if you see it’s do able. I’m hoping they re-open the marinas soon to just cruise around a bit or go fishing. Not taking anyone other than immediate family.
This is exactly my plan today. Just wondering if anyone has tried
Old 03-29-2020, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MiamiJay View Post
I heard that the county will invalidate your lease agreement (essentially kick you out) if your boat is moved from a wet slip. I offered to take a friend on my boat to Black Point so he could retrieve his boat And he told me he was unable to do so because that’s what he had been told by the county. All of this is completely unnecessary because FWC has enacted rules as we all know that require 50 feet distance between boats and no rafting (a given if there's a mandatory 50’ distance). One of the best things for somebody’s sanity and to be able to get some fresh air during this time is recreational boating which I will be doing this afternoon ... glad I am not in a county marina.
That's BS if they try that. This is not a rational restriction
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Its crazy how marina patrons can not use their boats yet people who live on the water can....we are paying customers and we should be able to go fishing like the others do. Even if they open it up for marina patrons out of 200 boats at blackpoint there is really only 5-10% of the boats there that get used....dying to go out.
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I took the boat out a week ago. As I headed out, a police boat came flying through the channel and passed me without stopping , like in supertroopers.

On the way back he came flying back and parked in the channel on front of me. He was nice and told me I can't take the boat out. No tickets, no invalidated marina lease. We went on our way and docked the boat.

They are clearly monitoring on radar

It's such BS
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Originally Posted by OliMiami View Post
I took the boat out a week ago. As I headed out, a police boat came flying through the channel and passed me without stoppin , like supertroopers.

On the way back he came flying back and parked in the channel on front of me. He was nice and folks me I can't take the boat out. No tickets, no invalidated lease. We went on our way.

It's such BS
So there is not boating allowed even from private docks?
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I took boat out twice this weekend without an issue from county marina, however, on second trip security guard nicely told me that I couldn't take boat out. Says that they are checking which boats are in slips on a regular basis and that if you they see that your boat is moved they will revoke your dock lease. Yesterday I went to clean boat and marina worker again warned me not to take the boat out.

I think it is ridiculous given that me and my daughter on a boat is much safer than going anywhere, including Publix and waiting in line with a bunch of other people to buy groceries, but I am sure my lease with the county requires that I follow county ordinances. Really can't risk that they are going to revoke lease. Don't think mayor gave this any thought when the ordinance was drafted but nothing I can do other than write a letter and/or vote him out of office. I would encourage everyone to write letter to the mayor allowing marina patrons to use their vessels. One of the safest things we can do right now and fishing is expressly permitted in the Governor's stay at home order.

When all of this is over I am sure there will be a few more empty dock slips as the economic impact of the pandemic takes its toll on luxuries such as boating.
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
So there is not boating allowed even from private docks?
My boat is in a county marina
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My friend keeps his boat at Matheson Hammock .... They said he cannot move the boat....

If you are departing from a private slip or marina I believe you are permitted - just not government run ..

But check on that I am not 100% sure..
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
So there is not boating allowed even from private docks?
Yes boating is allowed. I live on the water and have been boating almost daily. I spoke to an FWC on Saturday and they told me only restrictions is to not get within 300' of land on the national park areas (elliot key, soldier key, etc). Also no raftups and limit amount of people on boat to immediate family. Same FWC officer busted a 30' walkaround who had 15 people onboard.

My buddy keeps his boat wet slipped at black point and we have had to sign in when entering just to visit his boat as he has had generator work ongoing. He received email stating if he used his boat his lease would be revoked. They are not playing in Miami Dade Marinas. They even told me I had to be in his car to enter since he has marina patron decal.

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I am not at blackpoint and didn't get that emai . Still no point of going out
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Originally Posted by OliMiami View Post
I am not at blackpoint and didn't get that emai . Still no point of going out
Going boating has kept us busy from staring at 4 walls all day 😂😂. It has just been me, the wife, and the 4 year old twins. We haven’t invited anyone else. On Wednesday my business partner is going to use my boat to go for a spin with his wife. He has massive cabin fever.

I think if people behaved themselves there we wouldn’t all be penalized, but since there’s a select few down here who need to have the Honda 2000 generator running with 6 DJ speakers...the majority gets screwed.
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My boat is in Harbour Towne marina in dry storage (barn) and they won’t launch it 🤬
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I'm expecting a refund for all the days the marinas have been closed. After all we weren't even afforded the opportunity to get boats out. Don't know about the rest of you guys but to me, that list of essential vs. non-essential businesses in Dade county seemed to favor big business (w/ big bucks).
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I am using my boat almost every day from about an hour before sunset to an hour after ... no issues whatsoever. One night last week I was headed back towards the channel and a police boat with blue lights on was flying directly toward my stern. I thought he was coming to talk to me but he went by at about 50 mph less than 150’ from me and looked to be headed south toward Deering or Black Point. Other than that, all quiet and the perfect way to end a home quarantined day.
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Originally Posted by fmach13 View Post
I'm expecting a refund for all the days the marinas have been closed. After all we weren't even afforded the opportunity to get boats out. Don't know about the rest of you guys but to me, that list of essential vs. non-essential businesses in Dade county seemed to favor big business (w/ big bucks).
Can anyone provide a good reason for ritzy condo projects in Brickell and downtown to be deemed essential business? We all know that wealthy developers are big donors who clearly don't care about the wellbeing of the subs out there grinding every day. What about car dealerships?

I work in a hospital, this is essential. Groceries, gas, etc, these make sense
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Originally Posted by OliMiami View Post
Can anyone provide a good reason for ritzy condo projects in Brickell and downtown to be deemed essential business? We all know that wealthy developers are big donors who clearly don't care about the wellbeing of the subs out there grinding every day. What about car dealerships?

I work in a hospital, this is essential. Groceries, gas, etc, these make sense
want to clarify my point since my post has been quoted - my chief concern is that many smaller businesses have been forced to close. The same measures and precautions that have been put in place at supermarkets, dealerships, and other places could apply at smaller places.
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Originally Posted by fmach13 View Post
want to clarify my point since my post has been quoted - my chief concern is that many smaller businesses have been forced to close. The same measures and precautions that have been put in place at supermarkets, dealerships, and other places could apply at smaller places.
Yea I agree with you. Was just saying that some of the essential vs Non-essential is driven by deep pockets

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