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Old 14-05-2013, 18:38   #16
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Of course. I would really like to know how the county came to that conclusion for that man.
Sometimes people make that statement over their frustration for not being allowed to vote in local elections because the county or state wont recognise them without a land address.
I'm not sure if thats the case here though.
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Old 14-05-2013, 18:47   #17
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He didn't say why Monroe County considers him homeless, but where I am, if the boat has no way to be moved under its own power (including sail) it's considered derelict if anchored out.
Didnt vikings use long oars?
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:25   #18
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Not a bad way to live! Until hurricane season...
Then the mangroves are your friend from what I'm told. A friend rode out Hurricane Andrew spider webbed in. (Acknowledged a foolish choice in hindsight.). I wouldn't want to do it but apparently can be done.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:39   #19
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Re: Homeless in the Florida Keys

obviously not homeless
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Old 15-05-2013, 04:27   #20
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All that's missing is a herd of cats!
That guy does not seem all that "out there ". To me . all of us boat dwellers seem a little eccentric to the dirt dwellers .
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Old 15-05-2013, 04:58   #21
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Didnt vikings use long oars?
And a crew of rowers. Maybe he kept the hampsters and their litt;e wheels hidden, or maybe they were on shore leave.
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Old 15-05-2013, 06:32   #22
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Re: Homeless in the Florida Keys

This is a beautiful human being,the world would be a poorer place without alternative types that cause no harm.Come to think of it ,one of the great pleasures of cruising is meeting different people with their different philosophies and approaches to life. The very nature of boats and a life afloat has an appeal that will not be lost on many here.

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Old 15-05-2013, 07:31   #23
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Re: Homeless in the Florida Keys

Pretty nice picture quality for a homeless man...
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Old 15-05-2013, 07:32   #24
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This is a beautiful human being,the world would be a poorer place without alternative types that cause no harm.Come to think of it ,one of the great pleasures of cruising is meeting different people with their different philosophies and approaches to life. The very nature of boats and a life afloat has an appeal that will not be lost on many here.

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Well said.
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Old 15-05-2013, 16:07   #25
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And a crew of rowers. Maybe he kept the hampsters and their litt;e wheels hidden, or maybe they were on shore leave.
Ill be they were in hiding lol more of his " children"

I say good for him if it does t end up in someones backyard or a navigation hazard
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Old 15-05-2013, 16:59   #26
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Ill be they were in hiding lol more of his " children"

I say good for him if it does t end up in someones backyard or a navigation hazard

As long as he's being "friendly to the environment" I say let him be who he is and how he wants to live, as long as he isn't a nav hazard as you said.
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Old 15-05-2013, 17:25   #27
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He doesn't have to mow grass.
Unless he wants to move somewhere. Then cleaning the bottom is like mowing the grass.......only different.

I was in the keys for two weeks or so with good bottom paint that never before grew anything but some slime. At the the end of the week I had between 1.7 million and 4.6 million (I swear ) little tiny barnacles on the bottom. It took me longer to clean that than it takes to mow (and whack) at home. At home I have a tractor though......... Do they make tractors for bottom cleaning?

More power to him!!

I wish I had the courage to tell everybody to F O so I could send you all a neat video.



edit - PS - I am surprised you haven't run into him by now.
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Old 15-05-2013, 17:27   #28
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Re: Homeless in the Florida Keys

I just read an article on "Business Insider" that said that the only way to be successful is to outwork everyone else. Clearly... that guy has a very limited views on success.

I am going to stop reading that trash. I much prefer these types of videos!
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just maybe the best way to be successful is to change your definition of 'success'.
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Old 15-05-2013, 18:39   #30
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just maybe the best way to be successful is to change your definition of 'success'.

Personal success is meeting YOUR goals -- not what other people think your goals should be.
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