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Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

They won't let me post links till I post 10 and this is my first. Google Keysnet and read the article about how the County Commissioners want to close a public dock to dingys because some bum boaters bath in their fountain naked and use some profanity. Google the Monroe County Government website and email the Commissioners and let them know cruisers want to use the dock to have access to land based businesses to purchase goods and services, not bath naked in their fountain!
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Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

Key Largo liveaboards beg to keep access - KeysNet.com

The article.
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Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

What's wrong with people....
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Just another man's philosophy? Every civilization has the bathing, fornicating, live in a derelict shelter type. You can jail them or laugh with them. Closing the dock will fix everything.
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Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

Here we go...another mooring field will solve EVERY problem.

In another era, a few curse words and nudity would have been accepted as "local color"...now it needs to be regulated into oblivion.

More freedoms lost.
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Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

Sounds typical. place after place closes off areas due to a few undesirables.. and what you get is one area that winds up with -ALL- of the undesirables.

Everyone suffers.

Perhaps it is time for a public showering area?
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Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

"We've had people showering naked next to the dumpster. People bathing in the fountain, naked," county Building Official Jerry Smith told the commission. "We deal with this on a daily basis."

How about spending $100 on portable shower curtains so all people will have privacy?
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Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

Just got an email from one of the Monroe County Commishes and the dock will remain open for a trial period with stepped up law enforcement. Thanks to them for not closing it and please everyone behave, you can swim naked around your boat and even cuss there but be civilized when in the park haha!
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Re: Upper Florida Keys dock to deny access to dingys

Dumb yokels. If folks want to bathe in the fountain, either you charge 'em good money to do so, or you sell the video rights to Fox, or both.

You can also make good money by doing all of that and writing up citations for public exposure. Bail to be posted on the spot and forfeited when the transients never come back.

What part of "easy money" and "make everyone happy" can't those geniuses understand?
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