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Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

Firstly it's not really "pirate constitution" or "admiralty law" as much as it is pirate code...

"Secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code to apply, and you're not.

Thirdly, the code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules."

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o.k. here we go again. look under navigable servitude clause and find under admiralty law,right to navigation. The laws governing our waterways are very vast. I did everything in my power to remove my boat but was stopped by the state of florida. I cannot go into all of the legistics of this case,but you can bet i will exaust every avenue of law availiable to me.Also, the state statutes 327 are very clear. No county or city has the authority to regulate anchoring or mooring in navigable waters. Please read these statutes and be kind next time you make a comment regarding this matter. I am trying to not only to protect my rights but also yours when i take this case to federal court.
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First, I've been following this thread the last couple of days and am not going to take any shots at you. I googled up the old news articles December through early March and then after the boat was removed to storage the story pretty much died.

What's transpired since then and where are you currently at with the whole situation?

One thing I found interesting was that the police stopped you from using a power washer in your attempts to free your vessel, citing environmental damage concerns, but (per the news photos and captions) that's the first thing they resorted to when attempting to free your vessel. I'm sure the damage was much greater at that point than it would have been months earlier before your vessel really got settled in to its accidental location.

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Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

Good...I'm glad you posted the reference to navigable servitude. That makes sense now....since you were engaged in commerce and the government entity sought to preserve the navigable waterway by removing a hazard...okay, it all makes sense now.

I can't find any reference to "legistics"....is this some form of legal logistics? Or is it something else you made up, or mis quoted, or took out of context.

I do find it quite curious that you have all this money for an extensive legal battle, but didn't have any money to clear your hazard to navigation.

Or, is this just more smoke?


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Finally, someone who knows a little of what has happened. So far I've to court three times and have won a significant battle. the city tried to auction my boat but i have it homesteaded. they did'nt see that coming. now they are stuck and running around like chickens with their heads cut off. I am confident in my abilty to fight this corrupt city government in federal court. You're right the state of florida stopped me from using a pressure washer but let the city use one. talk about discrimination.
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my boat was not a hazard. and again read up on your rights to navigate and also not just federal laws but state statutes starting at 327
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"o.k. here we go again. look under navigable servitude clause"
ROFLTMAO, obfusticate away. If you can't say or quote the clause you think applies...
Lincoln cut loose the slaves, servitude has been invalidated in the US. "Navigable servitude" doesn't appear in my edition.

"and find under admiralty law,right to navigation."
You're beached, hard beached, you're not navigating.

" I did everything in my power to remove my boat but was stopped by the state of florida. " That seems to be the only question, what you did (which you won't disclose) and just how many months or years it is reasonable to wait. You certainly don't seem to have any want or knack for building public opinion in your favor.

This is not the way to preserve anyone's rights. Pulling the boat off is one thing. Washing away the island...quite another.
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Thanks for the update. No matter what side of the fence the Sailnet members weigh in on regarding this situation it is an interesting one. In the end, I just hope you get your boat back.

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For better or worse they are real prickly about wetlands dammage up this way and any type of dredging is always a nightmare of permits

Even Billy Joel with all his money had issues with his oyster bay dock

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