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Question Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

Got an email from young not nice dock master. Owners son. After almost a year in a fairly nice marina, he told me i need to leave in 9 days. My year contract was up and he thought I was not happy.???
I am in Ft myers Beach Florida on a 34ft Carver.
We may have a hurricane coming very soonI had sent an email to code enforcement a couple of months ago, and was told the marinas electrical pedestal was extremely dangerous. Marina forced to fix it. Pedestal is right by my boat and there were no other liveaboard here at the time, so they know it was me. auto billing, never late on fee's. I am also a 61 year old woman alone with a small dog.
One engine not working, and cannot fix now because of heart attack this year and diabled.
Any suggestions on what to do. I cannotget up and go.
Thanks. Diane
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[QUOTE=dianec333;912699]Got an email from young not nice dock master. Owners son. After almost a year in a fairly nice marina, he told me i need to leave in 9 days. My year contract was up and he thought I was not happy.???
I am in Ft myers Beach Florida on a 34ft Carver.
We may have a hurricane coming very soonI had sent an email to code enforcement a couple of months ago, and was told the marinas electrical pedestal was extremely dangerous. Marina forced to fix it. Pedestal is right by my boat and there were no other liveaboard here at the time, so they know it was me. auto billing, never late on fee's. I am also a 61 year old woman alone with a small dog.
One engine not working, and cannot fix now because of heart attack this year and diabled.
Any suggestions on what to do. I cannotget up and go.
Thanks. Diane
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Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

Consider consulting a local justice of the peace concerning your rights in this instance. You may have options that would be quite inexpensive to pursue that route as opposed to a lawyer. Many JPs are women - you might find one who is reasonably sympathetic to your situation.
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Re: Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

Have you explained to the marina that you are unable to leave because of mechanical difficulties and health issues?
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They know I just has a heart attack in the hospital plus pneumonia and diagnosed with lung cancer late may. I am also on disability and have disabled driver permit.
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Re: Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

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I had sent an email to code enforcement a couple of months ago, and was told the marinas electrical pedestal was extremely dangerous. Marina forced to fix it. Pedestal is right by my boat and there were no other liveaboard here at the time, so they know it was me.

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So, are you saying that your boat damaged the marina's electrical pedestal? I'm a bit confused about this.

Keep paying your monthly rent to the nasty marina. Speak to the other live-a-boards and find out if there is anyone who might be sympathetic on the Ft. Myer's Beach town board or lawn enforcement you could talk to.

Hope you and your dog are ok.
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Re: Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

Others have posted some good suggestions. As a last resort, I would think contacting a local sympathetic TV News Station or News Paper might bring some attention to your situation. Even if your marina isn't willing to help you, others may come to your aid. Don't discount the goodness that can be found in others. You need to take care of your health, there are people out there that care and want to help you. Keep us in the loop.
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Re: Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

Didn't sleep good. No I didn't damage pedestal. Commercial sailboat did it. Snowbird vessel. I got copy of my contract from them today and they said I moved in 9.01.11 expires 8/31/12. dates are written in different ink and by different people. I moved in sept 17th 2011.
Thanks for your help. I have no family, and not sure where to turn. Have an appointment with legal aid tomorrow.
With hurricane ivan coming, I am more concerned about that, but am worried about my heart health with the stress.
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Re: Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

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The marina is owned by big money and kind of rules the area. Ft myers beach is only 5 mile long and 1/2 mile wide. The town hall doesn't care. The police here are jerks. Called for help once with a drunk person in my camper, before boat. They got him out but let him drive though obviously drunk. Would not let me press charges. Ex would not let me out of my own house. Like I say, I am 61 and not a kid.
I am going to try to fight them, but have not much strengh.
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Re: Hello everyone. Hope you can help this old lady

Marina name is Salty Sams, Ft Myers Beach.
It has a web page.
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