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Re: Opposition to liveaboards

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Originally Posted by dreamr View Post
I think the posters here are ignoring a HUGE issue. Since cruising from Portland Oregon to San Diego California we have had several issues with "liveaboards" Please understand what I mean by 'liveaboard' are those who are slipped up in a sailboat and NEVER LEAVE. They just sit there, collecting junk, watching the boat fall into disrepair, and getting very protective and agressive about 'their dock'.

Sailors are the most wonderful people I have met so far and I have been travelling the world since my 20s. However liveaboards are usually a problem. Not all of them of course. A liveaboard taught me how to sail, and Larry was a wonderful guy!
Agression and junk collecting are bad marina behavior, certainly. But, they are bad behavior in anyone. I don't see the connection to living aboard and strongly disagree with your "liveaboards are usually a problem." Usually? The marina is our only home, and as such we take much better care of it than those who have "real" houses to go to and spend energy on.

So what if they never leave? We know lots of people whose houses and jobs are nearby the marina, they keep their boats here for years and years and never leave either.
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