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09-09-2012 10:34 AM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

Originally Posted by BillyOC View Post
We really need Tex to come in and wrap this up.
Considering the "quality" of previous posts....I doubt any future comments would add any value....or make any sense.
09-08-2012 11:20 AM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

wow, I was bummed to have this end. I just kept hoping there was another page. We really need Tex to come in and wrap this up.
09-08-2012 10:20 AM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

I watched the houseboat get pulled off the land spit next to the park/public launch . I don't recall seeing any pressure washer in use . The fire dept was there as well maybe they used water from the trucks, but I didn't see it .
I also attempted to catch up w/ the owner of the vessel to meet him and get his take on the situation but was unable to find him asking around I always seemed to just miss him where ever he was.
Since I started this thread I haven't followed the situation . I just found the thread and read it all. curious as to the current situation and how it's progressing.
As I originally posted the other boats anchored in the area held up and were much better anchored apparently.
I've anchored in the area myself without incident , there are much better locations to anchor in the immediate vicinity that are better protected and sheltered when the wind and weather threaten.
I think the anchoring restrictions in places like St. Augustine are causing some of the long term anchoring vessels to move to other areas that are less regulated and as the situation continues I wouldn't be suprised to see alot more long term anchoered vessels in the daytona /holly hill area , a nice addition to the already enormous homeless population around Daytona.
too bad really, as daytona could be a great place to lay-over and /or provision . they have public trans. and a multitude of services and marine bussiness near the river, but it is rarely advertised or mentioned .
08-29-2012 06:21 PM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

Sad situation all the way around.
08-28-2012 06:52 PM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

From my reading of this thread, a few points that stuck out.

He was not allowed to use the same method that the city did to free the boat.

He was charged when he stated he would defend his home (boat), those same charges were later dropped. [I'm assuming after the boat was seized.]

The city bought the same boat they were auctioning off.

Sounds personal to me.
08-28-2012 04:22 PM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

That's a most peculiar auction. No reserve price, and the lienholder, who is the same party compelling the auction, places a BID in the auction? To Yankee ears that's a damned curious conflict of interest and a door opening into quicksand.

The city can't find any they pay 12x the high bid price because maybe they can get more bidders next time for 40x the highest price offered?

Federal investigation. Movie Rights. Steve Carrell. With any luck this will wind up on the big screen in a couple of years, and everyone will get a couple million out of it. Does it get any wierder?!
08-28-2012 12:00 PM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

Yup, the ad hominems continue as well. Some people just don't know when to cut their losses.
08-28-2012 10:21 AM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

I'm surprised he didn't file a claim under the "Maritime Piracy Baker Act".

You know, it's kind of sad because in re-reading this thread, it looked as if at one time he was closing in on getting his boat back, but was h*ll-bent on getting his 'due', if you will. Seems to me that in today's environment, we tend to focus so much on retribution that we often overlook our own priorities. Almost every victim I've heard say, "I refuse to be a victim" still ended as such.

What's the old expression; you can attract more bees with honey? (how does that go?)
08-28-2012 09:37 AM
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

Wonder of TP will be back to spew more "maritime law" and "Baker Act" drivel?

It's good the City was prepared for the low ballers at the auction. Too bad TP wasn't prepared to bid. Maybe he could have got his house back for a fraction of the lien.
08-28-2012 09:14 AM
Harrison B
Re: 52' houseboat aground holly hill,FL.

The saga continues. The City of Holly Hill now owns the boat.

Holly Hill buys seized houseboat to recoup losses - News
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