At last! A newspaper article sympathetic to liveaboards - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 05-30-2007 Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: subject to change
Posts: 1,264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
At last! A newspaper article sympathetic to liveaboards

in last Sunday's Annapolis Capital (where else but the self-proclaimed 'sailing capital of America'?)

Life afloat - Lifestyle

(I also posted this link in the 'Chesapeake Bay' forum)

I've so often seen versions of "liveaboards are all drunks, dropouts and losers who throw their trash to wash up on the beaches, why don't they get jobs and start paying property taxes" etc etc. It's nice to see that someone's figured out that many of us are 'upstanding citizens' who are living on our boats simply because we love it.

Okay, I'm off my soapbox now.

Last edited by eryka; 05-30-2007 at 01:35 PM.
eryka is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 05-30-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Well said Eryka... unfortunately, in any group or demographic, there are some bad apples who cast all of the others in a bad light.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 07-06-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
I don't understand the "argument" people posit when they criticize liveaboards as not paying property taxes. Seems to me that if you're paying a marina, and the marina pays property taxes, well, you're paying taxes. Plus a lot of states collect property taxes on things like boats so depending on where you're registered, you're paying taxes. Just an observation.
TomPCT is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 07-06-2007 Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: subject to change
Posts: 1,264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog
Well said Eryka... unfortunately, in any group or demographic, there are some bad apples who cast all of the others in a bad light.
Thanx S-dog, (sorry for the delayed response, we've been living on the hard while doing boatwork and internet is limited).

As for the bad apples, I'm torn between feeling that its our responsibility to care for our own, and not wanting to be the dock-Nazi
eryka is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 07-06-2007
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
The newspaper link didn't work for me. It said it was over 30 days old.

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 07-06-2007 Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: subject to change
Posts: 1,264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomPCT
I don't understand the "argument" people posit when they criticize liveaboards as not paying property taxes. Seems to me that if you're paying a marina, and the marina pays property taxes, well, you're paying taxes. Plus a lot of states collect property taxes on things like boats so depending on where you're registered, you're paying taxes. Just an observation.
Well, you know we pay taxes, I know we pay taxes, and my checkbook certainly knows it!

Maybe they're just jealous of our carefree lifestyle? We're sitting in the cockpit enjoying the view, while they're out there mowing the lawn or cleaning the gutters
eryka is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 07-06-2007 Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: subject to change
Posts: 1,264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freesail99
The newspaper link didn't work for me. It said it was over 30 days old.
sorry, I didn't know it would do that. I have the text at home & will post it this weekend.
eryka is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 07-09-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
The original article was published in the Toronto Star newspaper, 30-June-2007, "Homes" section. Here's a link to the online version, which actually made the entire front page of the "Homes" section.

TheStar.com - living - Home is where the Wind goes
TheStorm is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
At last! A news article sympathetic to liveaboards eryka Chesapeake Bay 0 05-30-2007 12:53 PM
Re-Packing A Stuffing Box - A New Photo DIY Article Maine Sail Gear & Maintenance 8 04-18-2007 02:29 PM
Webb Chiles looking for old magazine article flatlander Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 02-21-2007 02:23 PM
Webb Chiles looking for old magazine article flatlander General Discussion (sailing related) 1 02-21-2007 07:47 AM
FYI - Article on GPS & WAAS article in BoatUS Seaworthy January 200 NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 02-12-2007 03:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome