Originally Posted by CaptHead
I totally agree and I don't think there is a marina owner or dock
master that doesn't realize that having liveaboards is having another set of eyes for security
and helping with other boaters.
Absolutely. I thought that was a bit of an exaggeration until the first time a neighbor's nearly new boat tried to sink.
Now I make it a policy to introduce myself to my boat neighbors on all sides, let them know I am here on my boat a lot(code for I'm a live aboard really these days). Many of them live out of town, even out of country. I get their cards, write the boat name on the back and if I see an issue, I call them.
Make yourself useful, keep your boat clean and life is good.
Neighbors on your side goes a long way.
I think marinas like the status quo, keeps live aboard boats clean and under the radar
, instead of infesting the dock with junk. They get the benefits of having live aboard boaters without the expense of additional amenities, taxes
, etc and if the owner chooses to cause problems they have a perfectly legitimate reason to terminate their slip lease(no live aboard)