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Old 15-04-2008, 14:26   #16
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In the past, people have suggested to me that many Floridians are anti-northern bigots and, until I had read the post of Just a Tinch, I had never experienced it. If Fla. didn't have tourism (largely from the north) and people looking to retire there (largely from the north), its true, Fla wouldn't have to put up with stupid northerners inadequately tying up their boats (and no doubt paying Florida businesses to repair the same) or building large, inadequately constructed homes (and not only paying Floridians to construct them, but later repair the same from storm damage). They wouldn't have all those hotels and theme parks and all that other stuff that is of no benefit to the people of the state. Hey, I can understand his anger and anguish - get rid of northerners, and you would get rid of almost all of Florida's problems - problems like employment, growth, tax revenue for infrastructure - all those awful things the Northerners have imported to a previously poor state. Hey, Just a Tinch, have you thought about lobbying your congressman to get funding to build a wall between Fla. and the north when they are looking into funding the wall between the US and Mexico?


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Old 15-04-2008, 15:48   #17
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I am rolling on the floor with tears in my eyes:cubalibre
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What are the Laws?

What are the maritime laws, Federal and International, concerning anchoring? Can I be forced to move on during a storm? Do some local and state laws, conflict with the Feds?

Was up with that...........
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Old 28-04-2008, 10:06   #20
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Florida Again

Sorry I missed this thread initially.

Scallywag:
Excellent observation and I totally agree. When the ac is on in hotels when I'm travelling, I turn it off...I'm convinced it causes me to get colds...which I never do. Plus, what's the point of being there if you can't enjoy that hot, humid air...God, I love it!!!! No clothes and lots of cold beer.

Tell me about St. Augustine...found a house to rent there on Summer Haven beach while I boat shop. I learned to dive in Hollywood,Fla. while living with my grandmother. Iwas 18. Hopefully back soon...

Any idea about the employment situation for healthcare people? You can PM me.
Thanks so much.
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I have 2 friends that are nurses in St. Augustine. They have both said there is a shortage, and the pay is GOOD!
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Old 28-04-2008, 14:42   #22
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Sorry I missed this thread initially.

Any idea about the employment situation for healthcare people? You can PM me.
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What specialty?
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Old 28-04-2008, 16:41   #23
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Ohhh Lordy Lordy LORDY Thas all I gotta say
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Old 28-04-2008, 20:14   #24
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Ohhh Lordy Lordy LORDY Thas all I gotta say
O.K. sweetheart....talk to me.....
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What specialty?
Emerg, Pacu, Homecare, Outpost (I think you call it "rural")
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Old 28-04-2008, 20:40   #26
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Emerg, Pacu, Homecare, Outpost (I think you call it "rural")
OK, I am assuming you are a nurse.

If correct there a literally hundreds of travel contracts available all over the country. Most are 13 weeks.

You must already know about this, no?

There also quite a number for PT, OT, RAD, TECHS, ULTRASOUND etc.

I don't know what outpost is though unless in the literal sense, as in, you are on your own...
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O.K. Here goes. being a native Floridian from The Keys (Marathon), paying my taxes, house payment, working locally (boat capt.), supporting my community etc. etc. It'S EXPENSIVE. Now in the wintertime there are anywhere from 60 to 90 or more sailboats at mooring. Maybe 20 or so work there the rest are just there. The only businesses that really see much profit from this yearly influx are Publix K Mart West Marine and Boaters World. Our infrastructure, schools, real estate, gasoline stations (for the most part all have bicycles, or scooters) marinas garner a miniscule amount. Then stir in the fact that this floating community wants a say so in local gov. (rules regs. etc.) Now we don't dislike these people, we just don't want the interference in our everyday lives. 'Nuff Said?
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Interesting thread. Started off discussing a problem that anyone with a boat they can spend the night on could be effected by over zealous laws and law enforcement to betting up on air conditioners to getting involved in the daily rules of the local community. The last I checked, we still do not have an income tax, thank God, we passed an amendment to lower our property tax, thank God, and we have an unreal bed tax and sales tax. Thank you tourists. I do not know how many cars it takes filling up at the 7-eleven to equal one 40 foot powerboat at your friendly marina, but it’s a lot.

It is great to hear someone say good thing about the Miami Marine Patrol. It is also great to hear about a cruiser appreciation day. We need to get rid of the junk boats. They will effect us all. Maybe we need to research the laws and find out what the local communities can do and give them the info instead of trying to take the place over.
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Local Florida Government Authorities are prohibited from regulating non-livaboards...

Florida Statute 327.60(2):

"However, local governmental authorities are prohibited from regulating the anchoring outside of such mooring fields of non-live-aboard vessels in navigation."

Ordinance struck down by Marco Judge:

Marco Island Sun Times - Marco anchoring law draws attention of national boater's group

I haven't heard anything about the appeal.

Thus, if the marine patrol asks you if you are a live-aboard, the answer is "no."
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Thanks. I will do!

. Thanks I am from the UK but planning to do some extended cruising on the East coast of the USA so any advice i can get wouls be most appreciated
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