Originally Posted by CaptainForce
I don't mind it either, but I do find it a problem that the misconception aboat liveaboards remains. It should not be noted as, "the things that liveaboards have on deck"; but instead, "the things that a few liveabords have on deck". Again, it should be recognized that most liveaboards are on board boats that are not easily distinguished from those without people living aboard.
Agree, but a actually, I think it should be noted as "the things that some boaters have on deck" (or on their dock/finger pier). Granted that more of the offenders seem to be liveaboards, but not all liveaboards have messy boats, and not all the owners of messy boats live aboard them full time. That's why I prefer to be in marinas that regulate the activity
of how you keep your boat, not the number of nights you sleep aboard it. i.e., liveaboard status. Agree with Chef and a few of the other posters - if you don't like the rules, go to a place with rules more to your liking.
If you've occasionally got a project going on that requires use of deck space, but clean up after completion and its a project that you're making progress on every day, that's different from chronically having more possessions than you can accomodate in
) your boat.