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Old 23-05-2013, 17:54   #46
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Re: Homeless in the Florida Keys

Originally Posted by ParadiseParrot View Post
You would have to go back to 2005 and follow the anchoring issue and derelict boat issues in the keys. 2500 boats are/where tagged for removal including a 100 foot casino boat. Couple million dollars was funded for there removal in a one time thing from leg. They are going after last known owners. Selling a boat to a bum doesnt get u off the hook anymore. Basically this guy has moved out of the anchorage restriction area far from the mooring field or his "boat" would have been tagged and removed. Like I said the anchoring issue in Florida is a non starter
RE: Bold....
I just helped a friend raise a sunk boat, and haul it to the dump..... that he sold ten years ago! The guy he sold it to never transferred title, moved aboard and lived on it for a decade. It sunk, he disappeared, and my friend was on the hook for a $250/day fine as the last REGISTERED owner!

Moral of the story: go to the tag office and make sure the title is transferred!

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