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post #3 of Old 11-05-2010
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Hard to believe that the state has given local LEO the authority to board a boat without requesting permission. I don't believe the USCG will do that, or I've certainly never seen such. What happened to "a man's home is his castle..." when you live on the boat? This is a very bad over-stepping of authority, I assume by an un-thinking state legislature.

Who's going to take the fall when some over-eager officer (like the people in the story) climbs on an anchored boat in the middle of the night, and comes face-to-face with an owner, fresh from cruising in the bandit prone areas of Central America, who has drawn his legal protection weapon. Can't you see it coming? several regards...
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