Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Chesapeake Bay Area
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Re: Opposition to liveaboards
Our marina charges more for liveaboards but I think it is to cover the electric water and pump out because they are not metered. So I think that is only fair. They consider living aboard more than 16 days per month as liveaboards.
I personally have nothing against liveaboards unless they have a big mess on the outside of their boats. Only one at our marina was like that....and I was glad when they left. I kind of felt like if they had to have all that stuff on the deck of their boat they should have just rented a storage building or bought a deck box.
Everyone should take enough pride in their home to keep it clean and attractive. Leaking fuel cans, bags of garbage, old worn out tarps etc. really don't need to be on the decks.
No one wants to look at the beautiful views in a marina or in front of their waterfront home and see a derelict vessel that is not being cleaned or cared for. Keeping your boat clean does not cost a lot of money or even take as much time as keeping up a yard.