If you sail or boat in Florida waters, the State is trying to change our anchoring rights. The proposed changes will eliminate several of our favorite anchorages. Please fill out this FWC survey and voice your opinions.
How safe are mooring balls? Risky enough that most seasoned cruisers avoid them at all costs, preferring to get a good nights sleep using their own well maintained and regularly inspected ground tackle. But shouldn’t mooring balls be safer than anchoring? Yes, and no. In theory, mooring balls should be as safe or safer than […]
Yes, I am the wicked witch of sv Winterlude. I will never ever understand why, when there’s lots of room in an anchorage, boats feel compelled to anchor literally on top of other boats. Yesterday a boat came into the anchorage, drove around scouting lots of great spots … with no other boats. But then […]
Often when anchored in out of the way places … or not so out of the way places, I worry about other boats seeing our dark hulled sailboat. Sometimes boats zoom around after dark at speeds not conducive to stopping instantly if they realize our dark hull is directly ahead. Our thoughts on visibility after dark at anchor…..