Community looks at boat anchorage rules

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Dozens of boats are anchored, sometimes for years, around the perimeter of St. Petersburg, Fla., bobbing with the waves in bayous, coves and creeks. Sometimes, their owners take care of them. Sometimes, their owners don't.

There are no laws preventing a boat owner from anchoring a vessel in these pockets of seclusion, protected from the oft-violent weather. The state is wondering if there should be.

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