Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Deltaville, VA
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I currently live on my boat in a modest marina (it was described to me as "barebones") on a quiet creek in the midst of a residential area. The creek is amazing. At night I sit in the cockpit watching the sunset with fish jumping for flies all around me. I've been here for about a week planning to stay on the boat forever because; well, I sold everything I own except for what I needed on the boat and 4 boxes and some hand tools that are in a 5x10 self storage unit a couple miles from the marina. What's my gripe?
There are five other liveaboards in the marina. One, like me, is quiet, contemplative, philosophical, ruggedly handsome, and eco-friendly. Two of the others are living here on-the-cheap on a nearly derelict boat, but they are friendly and keep to themselves. The other lives in the slip next to mine. Friendly enough. But, this is it the gripe, she discharges into the creek. Everything goes into the creek. I was speaking with her yesterday about the long walk to the restroom when she said just go on your boat. There are no pumpout facilities at this marina and her boat is a derelict that she told me was towed into the slip. She continued telling me she just doesn't "do it a lot".
I have sailed twice in the week or so I've been here my boat is no dock-queen. As I've said I am new to sailing, new to marina living, etc. Is this attitude normal? It was all the more disturbing when she told me this because there were many boat owners here over the holiday weekend on kayaks, paddle boards, etc. enjoying what appears and should be a pristine creek.
I really need to know if this is normal. If it is, then I don't like it.
End of Rant.
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