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View Poll Results: What state is best for liveaboard sailors?
Florida 23 31.51%
Texas 12 16.44%
California 5 6.85%
North Carolina 3 4.11%
New York 0 0%
Louisiana 3 4.11%
Washington 6 8.22%
Maryland 3 4.11%
Massachusetts 1 1.37%
Other 17 23.29%
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Old 25-07-2013, 03:40   #61
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Originally Posted by Sand crab View Post

She's talking about Manhattan, Montana home of the Potato Festival. Yippee!
Hahahahaha I'm talking New York, you knew that LOL


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Old 30-07-2013, 10:20   #62
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Re: What State is Best for Liveaboard Sailors?

You might look at Bethel Island.

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Re: What State is Best for Liveaboard Sailors?

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Enjoyed many years of living aboard in California but as the political situation changed and those in charge of administering not only state and county tax law but those county and municipal governments who passed increasingly restrictive laws and regulations, California became one of the worst states in which to try and live aboard. Not only were regulations ultra restrictive, the surly, arrogant attitude that pervaded those responsible for enforcement was so off putting, except for the USCG, we gave up and moved to Nevada. They are the main reason for the demise of the liveaboard community in southern California IMO. Having cruised and lived aboard in many different countries all over the world, I feel qualified to voice an opinion. Phil
In 2009 it was still possible to live aboard at anchor, moving between Sausalito, Clipper Cove and Jack London Square. Now, unless you want to use anchorages exposed to strong southerly winter wind, boat and ship wakes, bottoms that will eat your anchor and hefty fees - not possible any more. Clipper Cove has restrictions on anchoring managed by none other than the folks at the Treasure Island Development authority - who would collect dingies and bicycles left ashore by live aboards - as trash. You had to go retrieve your property from them kept in a fenced enclosure.

Like some other posters have said, the delta area in the winter months is untenable. Foggy, muddy and in most possible anchorages no access to services. South end of the San Francisco Bay is too shallow with no good access.

San Diego? Forget it. Even if you're willing to pay for a mooring or marina slip, the queues of people ahead of you are years long.

What's left in the U.S. but places to freeze your ass off or risk losing your boat in a hurricane.

I'm with the hag, Mexico is the way to go. Except, learning to turn a blind eye to corruption and endure relatively high costs that have come with too many ex-pat sailors with deep pockets willing to pay anything for what they want.

See y'all soon...

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