Originally Posted by WesK
The question in my mind is; Above is your first post on the subject but since then, you've been harping on how it's the law and everyone should be following the law.
So - since you state that you don't have an anchor ball for your current boat, does that mean you never anchor in daylight or does it mean that you too are ignoring the law?
Haven't day anchored on these trips outside of designated anchorages but do have stuff on board to put one up if I need to,,, one of my projects this trip to make a more permanent one.
It's easy enough if I have to.... my 18" round fender with a black garbage bag around it hoisted on a mast spreader would take 2 minutes to assemble and fly.
The law is not universally ignored, as some have posted here...and just 'cause it wasn't mentioned in a Power Squadron course...really now...you really think they actually cover EVERYTHING you need to know? They don't cover everything in a captains licensing course either....
I figured you'd ask sooner or later...people that vigorously defend against something that required by law yet simple and inexpensive to do are usually upset they didn't know it was required even though they have been boating for years....usually someone points it out to them so they start asking the oldtimers is it true????...then they don't like the answer....saw it in many of my classes....
OK...so you now know the reg and still want to know why one should do it when so many do not...simple answer from someone who is on the water all year long as either a pro or a cruiser....to me it's just plain courtesy even more so than regulation as I have posted...for how simple/cheap it is to do it allows other to be better skippers in some instances...that all....