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Re: Opposition to liveaboards

Stereotyping looks ugly no matter who is painted, doesn't it?
Agreed and I didnt mean to do that. Jaye we have discussed this before and I know this subject is close to your heart as you are a liveaboard. Sometimes I think you feel people are "attacking" what you choose to do when my best intentions were not to do that. In that sometimes I think you may not see some of the negative. Many people own or are p[art of a club where they are owners of the facility and the slips. Just like associations they have restricted covenants on the slips. Gping with that how would you feel if Port Annapolis decided you could live aboard, but not in a house boat? Would you find that acceptable or restrictive?

There are plenty of communities which restrict conditions to live in the communities...take the over 55 communities. They dont allow children...not because they are sterotypes...its a group of people who want to live a certain way just like you.

People who live in communities where there are associations which govern the community are similar. There are many advantages/ disadvantages and I am not going into that, but it is not an unusual concept to have residential restrictions.

Now you may ask why would someone do that....does that make them discriminatory....because they dont want kids or houseboats are they stereotyping. I say no. I am not sterotyping what happens and saying all kids are bad...destructive...hang out etc. I merely said that perhaps the marina doesnt want live aboard children or live aboards at all. Maybe my frame of reference is a few Flordia marinas where they had many liveabords. There was an inordinate amount of houseboats and of course thast doesnt mean squat about people, just saying thats what there was.

Maybe a lot of marinas do not have liveaboards because their experience has not been a positive one with them and they are not as responsible as you and Dan are. We have liveabords in our club and I support that, but only to a percentage and only if the continue to follow the guidelines of the club....kind of how an association does,

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