Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
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Re: Opposition to liveaboards
A marina operator near me , asked when I'm going to tie up to the dock. I told him that if I won $50 million in the lottery I wouldn't pay someone to hand me a list of rules and regulations as to what I was or was not allowed to do on my own boat. I have stayed out of from marinas for most of the last 40 years of cruising, and find my anchor much easier to deal with.
In a little while, when my pension gives me lots of cash, I may tie to a government dock when the winter gets a cold snap, for a month, to plug in an electric heater, but will quickly leave when it warms up a bit.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"