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post #208 of Old 12-30-2012
smurphny
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Re: Opposition to liveaboards

"Living aboard" has two manifestations: 1. people who plop themselves in a marina and stay put for months. 2. People who keep moving (permanent cruisers). Those who keep moving need to actually operate a SAILBOAT and can't have a bunch of junk scattered all over. I agree that no one wants to be stuck next to a garbage scow for even one day, tripping over debris on the dock. It's not a class warfare issue, just basic neatness. Quite frankly, actually living on a boat squeezed in among 200 other boats, people constantly walking down the dock craning their necks to look in, is not (IMO) a really great place to be. I've done it. Only occasionally do I dock anywhere. It only inhibits my ability to get going early and sail.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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