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Re: Opposition to liveaboards

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Originally Posted by Heinous View Post
I think this has more to do with what sort of stuff, and how it's stowed. Nobody is going to have a problem with boating-related gear stowed tidily on deck. Other, unrelated stuff, strewn about or overflowing onto the dock/finger will probably draw complaints.

I've left a kayak and my dinghy up on the foredeck a few times with no problems, but the marina staff commented as soon as I forgot about a cooler that I left on the dock. Same cooler stashed in my cockpit, no problem.

Most marinas around here simply want to maintain a presentable appearance. That's why a lot of them require a photo of your boat when you apply for a slip. Some of the houseboats in those videos would not likely be allowed in the marina I'm in for this reason. I wouldn't mind seeing them, myself, but it's not my marina.

At the same time, as long as you aren't disturbing anyone or making an uncontained mess, my marina doesn't have a problem with anyone doing work projects on their boats.
This is pretty much what we see here, also - your dinghy on deck or jerry cans lashed to the stanchions, no problem. Random items left on the dock for others to walk around (or trip on after dark), legitimate problem. Even if your odds and ends or pieces from that half-completed refit are contained on your own deck, loose things can become missiles in high wind like we are experiencing here today.
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