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Old 14-05-2013, 12:05   #1
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Homeless in the Florida Keys

A friend of mine shared this video with me, I don't know the guy personally.



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Old 14-05-2013, 12:17   #2
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Not a bad way to live! Until hurricane season...
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Old 14-05-2013, 12:33   #3
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Not really. I would think with a big enough anchor and enough chain rode his home stands just as much a chance of most other folks down there. May loose the topside stuff though. I would not ride out a Hurricane in a house down there let alone a boat so going to the shelter would be par for the course either way.


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Old 14-05-2013, 12:40   #4
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Not really. I would think with a big enough anchor and enough chain rode his home stands just as much a chance of most other folks down there. May loose the topside stuff though. I would not ride out a Hurricane in a house down there let alone a boat so going to the shelter would be par for the course either way.



Exactly. No sensible person rides out a hurricane on a boat.

At Key West, with only one way out you have to "flee" early, too ...
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Old 14-05-2013, 12:44   #5
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Fresh fish all the time!
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Old 14-05-2013, 13:14   #6
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Fresh fish all the time!

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.
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looks like he has a home to me
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Old 14-05-2013, 13:19   #8
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looks like he has a home to me

Things are so computerized ... he doen't have a "computer friendly" address. I run into that all the time and I really do have a land based address, but many systems reject it. It's really annoying.
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Love the back yard...
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Love the back yard...
He doesn't have to mow grass.
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Makes me think of those bug out boats and end of the world zoombie boat threads here on CF. Bet this guy would outlast them all.
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He doesn't have to mow grass.

You don't have to mow grass AND you don't have to deal with condo Nazis to get there.
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Re: Homeless in the Florida Keys

I did help a friend of ours start her lawn mower a few years ago when we were visiting at her house. I was very careful to make sure that the lawn mower did not move when I started it, in order to preserve my record. I have not mowed a lawn since the spring of 1965, but I have scraped away many barnacles. My wife and I have never been referred to as homeless or imagined ourselves to be homeless during our many decades of living aboard.
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I did help a friend of ours start her lawn mower a few years ago when we were visiting at her house. I was very careful to make sure that the lawn mower did not move when I started it, in order to preserve my record. I have not mowed a lawn since the spring of 1965, but I have scraped away many barnacles. My wife and I have never been referred to as homeless or imagined ourselves to be homeless during our many decades of living aboard.

Of course. I would really like to know how the county came to that conclusion for that man.
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All that's missing is a herd of cats!
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