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Private boats and moorings

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Aigtbootbp, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sebastian, FL
    I've had the marine patrol in FL check my bag and measure my lobsters when I surfaced to my unattended boat. He measured my lobsters and never mentioned anything about the boat. It's pretty common for two divers to run out, anchor, and go for a dive.
  2. Dr. Eaver

    Dr. Eaver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ocala, Florida
    I going to go ahead and say it. Florida FWC pretty much ride around in their boats with a blank rule book. If they feel you are in the wrong - they write the rule in their book - and guess what? You are wrong.

    If you are feeling adventurous - I also recommend arguing with them. They write more rules in their blank book that you are breaking. Its virtually no-win.

    I have friends in the Keys and throughout Florida who work for FWC - they think my complaining is funny. They really like it when I start tossing names around to get out of silly tickets...:D

    I guess Im trying to say it would not surprise me to surface to an FWC boat and get a ticket.

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