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Re: Opposition to liveaboards

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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
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.

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Paulo
Several popular anchorages here are wrestling with this distinction now - if you've anchored in a spot for a season or several years - even if you keep your boat clean and pump out regularly, etc - haven't you just taken public property and converted it to your own private benefit.?
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