People can lose weight but they don't seem to do it. It's always a pretty big deal when a few individuals do. And for all the fat industry's craziness, we all intuitively know how to lose weight. I must agree with Idora Keeper, as I think I did when his remark was posted some time ago.
Originally Posted by rwidman
I don't think marinas hate livaboards, it's a guaranteed rented and paid slip. If liveaboards are doing things the marina doesn't like (installing things on the dock, etc.), it's a simple matter to outlaw these things in the lease
My marina's permit does not permit "livaboards". We can "stay aboard" for a few days but our boat can't be our home. Some slip neighbors will stay aboard for a week or so, then go back home (and to work). The permit also restricts boats to a 14' air draft
to minimize opening of a bridge on a busy road.
That air draft rule
makes a lot of sense.
Marinas should love liveaboards for the security
provided. Much as I hate marinas, I've been in a couple for awhile now. There are only two of us at present but we've both saved boats from sinking in their slips, and done countless overhauls on dockline setups. And I personally offer absolutely free halyard
sound management for the weekend warriors.
The real problems for marinas and liveaboards are twofold: Many liveaboards cannot contain their comfort sprawl. And marina management often can't muster up the backbone to enforce the extant lease provisions. Human problems both. And as so often the case, rather than deal with specific problems, widespread rules are passed to the detriment of most.
: As usual, Hudson
Force is correct, IMO, about the lower costs of boat residence, and few people on the planet have more experience. Toss in the visual benefits at whatever that's worth to you (it's $$$huge for me) and if you keep it real relative to liveaboard
"comforts," you can also enjoy the boating
, presumably the baseline reason for buying
a boat, at the the doffing of your sailor cap.