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Re: Opposition to liveaboards
I deleted my own post because it will only take this thread even further off topic.
In the end a lot of this is the same kind of complaint that people in formally rural areas have about urban sprawl -- there are just more people in the world, fighting for limited real estate, and that happens on the coastline as much as anywhere else. Where did all the DIY boat yards go ? They are probably condo's now, or in some other way they were pushed out by higher prices, higher taxes, lower public interest, or whatever reason. If you want the same experience as 50 years ago you have to go afar, it just doesn't exist in many places any more than the farms that used to be there, it has all simply disappeared.
In many ways this entire "Opposition to Liveaboards" thread is really about the new property owners on the coast and their "rights" (or perceived rights) to enjoy their property regardless of who used to be there, regardless of the live aboards who have always anchored at their doorstep, etc. It's the same argument that happens in rural areas when urban people move to the country and build a big house on the hill and then complain because the farmer continues to spread manure on his field. It is the same marinas, but there are a lot more wealthy boat owners that want to use them for the simple fact that there are more wealthy people on the coasts that own boats, and the people who own the marinas charge more because they can, and because they have to in order to cover their expenses, to cover their increased property taxes, the increased value of their property that could be used for water front condo's, etc.
What are you pretending not to know ?
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Last edited by wind_magic; 01-02-2013 at 02:10 PM.