Originally Posted by GordMay
Isn’t this the essential element of private property rights ; wherein my right to own and/or use something supersedes and vitiates your and everyone else’s right to own or use that thing.
Traditional principles of property rights include:
1. control of the use of the property
2. the right to any benefit from the property
3. a right to transfer or sell the property
4. a right to exclude others from the property.
See the 5TH and 14TH Amendments to your Constitution.
Yes, it is, Gord.
There is just one little twist. I cannot option to purchase
any of these moorings. I would gladly do so, but they are on a "first come, first serve" basis - which created an 80 year wait for one.
I don't have the answers. I wish I did.
The post is here though... so maybe others can come up with something or at least know about this in advance if they try to cruise
or live aboard. It is happening in a lot of places. It's all fine and dandy to talk about property rights and taxes
, profits and land owners.
However, in the end... it means that many people will no longer be able to cruise
and live aboard. If you have to pay for a dock
, or move to another area where you rent a $35/night rental mooring, how will many of the current
cruisers or the dreamers be able to afford to do what we all talk about on this board?
Granted, there are many on here who are well off, but there are probably just as many (if not more) who will have to watch the kitty while cruising, carefully spending money
I worry that cruising (as you knew it) will not be available to people in the future. Every new mooring field that goes into an anchorage brings us closer and closer to that point where cruising will cost $35/night, or approx $1000/mo more than it does now.
This will keep *many* of the people on this board from being able to do it.
I write because I care about the future of cruising.