about inland waters. I am referring to coastal, the inland rules are different as the state does own the land around the ponds.
In Georgia coastal waters there are plenty liveabords, oops I mean "Long Term Cruisers"
There is this guy In Folskton Georgia that bought some land, dug a pond and the only other structure on the property is a houseboat.
I got involved in our plight because we as boaters and and Long term cruisers are getting our rights stepped on by big buck taxpayers. I chose this lifestyle after being an electronic field engineer for more years than I can remember. I have been all over the world for short durations and decided to stop and smell the roses. The roses here in Florida began to stink. Enough was enough. With the help of the SSCA, numerous boat manufactures we presented Florida state politicians with something they understand. Bucks and how, if the current trend of municipalities making illegal laws regarding boats, would hurt the states economy. We won this battle but not the war. There are town here still trying to hassle boaters. Now we have lawyers that are ready to sue. (note the money part again).
The question was brought up about derelict boats and who's going to pay for them to be removed. I mentioned a 1946 Mac. I never said it was in bad shape, but the subject was brought up. We have to pay for it of course, just like we pay for abandoned cars and that ilk.
I am really surprised at some of the people here by the tone of their posts it sound like they are elitists. Just because we have boats doesn't mean we are rich. Cam and myself excluded
. There are people that don't have allot of money living on boats because it is cheaper. They should not be stepped on. The only way we can succeed is to ban together and fight for our rights. (I sound like a union rep). I does work and we can slow this trend.
If you have paid big bucks for the million dollar view and pay taxes for it and can do it, Good for you, but don't come after me because I am smarter than you, cause I get it for free!!!!
Fair Winds and Merry Christmas (oops I did it again)