Crazy Woman Boat Driver
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Heading south down the US east coast to the Bahamas
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Re: Opposition to liveaboards
To live in a mooring in public waters is far worse than to live in a marina. A marina is not public, you pay for it, a mooring is in public waters. If you are occupying permanently one space you are preventing all others from using a space that belong to all. In Europe in most places they will only allow sailors to be there for a short amount of time (in some places one day) and it is fair, it is the way to warranty that all can enjoy that place.
Not so sure you are right here Paulo. Most of the mooring fields that are by marina's are owned either by government, the marina owners or the yacht club. For the most part they are not in public waters per se. There are very few mooring balls owned by owners that just put down a mooring ball where they want to in public waters. It just depends on what the government allows here. It is a very controversial topic here on the east coast right now with states trying to trump Federal laws on free anchoring rights.
Catalina 445, Hull #90