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Old 05-08-2009, 11:49   #1
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BC Liveaboards Association

does anyone know of a liveaboards association in BC. if so can someone give me some information or link to their site. thanks
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so am i too assume that there is no liveaboard association in BC? if not what would it take to get one started? personally i think that liveaboards need a voice someone to express their concerns to politicians marina owners etc... not saying i would take this on but would love to contribute to this wonderful way of life.
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Old 07-08-2009, 14:10   #3
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...Didn't find anything on Google; there is one for Shilshole in Washington, though - that's pretty close.

It's a fair bit of work to start up a non-profit, but not a huge amount - and the few associations out there provide a good starting point.

Having an association might be of value, though; there are some issues on the table that a common voice might help to influence in the right direction.

Whereabouts on the island are you?
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Cool. That's where our new boat came from - and where my old boat is now, I think.

...Would be a bit of work to scope out the whole thing, but the biggest question to be asked right off the get-go would be 'why do we need one?' ...I can't honestly come up with an answer right now - but then again, I'm supposed to be working. :P
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oh you bought the carryon nice boat needed a little tlc but great potential
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Yup, we did - wife chose it. Needs lots of TLC, but she's a frickin' tank, and all the rest will come out in the wash.
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i wandered around on her a few months ago boy she is roomy. really love the high headroom bright open cabin. where is she moored now victoria ?
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Yup, in Victoria Harbour at Westbay. We love it there.

...I'll talk to some folks around the marina and see if they see any value in the idea.
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I have heard of a Heather Street, False Creek, Marina ~ live aboard association; something like that. Googling creatively may find them, much better than starting a new society without knowing what else is around.
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would be nice to get folks together form some sort of liveaboard society something regulated something that could be a voice for all liveaboards. seems like everywhere you turn someone is trying to get rid of liveaboards.
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Don't know if Heather Marina in False Creek has an association, it does allow livaboards though. Just down a ways is Spruce Harbour Marina and The Greater VAncouver Floating Home Co-op. Not really floating homes but livaboard boats. It really pertains only to their marina but they might have some insight into establishing a co-op, association, federation....

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Unfriendly BC

Once BC people discovered gold; real estate and the railway they turned their back on the sea, it seems. They have been unfriendly towards healthy living since then: including aboard yachts, which are now called mere boats...
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some great information to follow up with wouldnt it be great if we couldget all these associations communicating with eachother
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