Dave Dumas looks over the new paint job on his yacht, Kinship.  Dumas was charged with violating the city's anchoring ordinance in January, but the charges have since been dropped and the ordinance declared unconstitutional by a judge. The city filed recently to appeal that ruling, which will send the case higher into the courts, and cast a wider net across Florida municipalities struggling with how to regulate boaters.

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Dave Dumas looks over the new paint job on his yacht, Kinship. Dumas was charged with violating the city's anchoring ordinance in January, but the charges have since been dropped and the ordinance declared unconstitutional by a judge. The city filed recently to appeal that ruling, which will send the case higher into the courts, and cast a wider net across Florida municipalities struggling with how to regulate boaters.

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