Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Opposition to liveaboards
While I agree with you on some points Joe, the boats that have 15lb anchors on a little bit of thin nylon rope that go bouncing off other boats dumping whatever garbage they feel like over the side. Doesn't matter where you are, you can't be spilling your crap over into your neighbors place. I had a neighbor who's property was neck deep in garbage, the rats in our yard were never ending, no matter how many traps we set out. Finally one day the city cleaned it up and the rats stopped.
Also, your house is unlikely to go careening around and bumping into your neighbors, nor is your neighbor quite so likely to have to drag you out of the water because you fall in drunk while trying to dodge around the washing machines, bicycles and multiple dinghys stacked on deck.
I think some basic rules, well enforced are much nicer than the usual alternative of nothing happening until lots of complaints roll in, then all living aboard being banned, and being enforced enthusiastically, ruining it for everyone.